Benny Goodman

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Sunday, February 22, 1981

The actual date of this episode is 1981-02-21. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.

Lloyd Moss goes to Benny Goodman's apartment to talk to the jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader about his life and career. They discuss his work in both swing and classical music. He chose his own performances for the musical selections of the program.


WNYC archives id: 68595


Benny Goodman

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Lloyd Moss

Comments [1]

Silversalty from Brooklyn

Listening to this 'old' broadcast interview, besides having a fixed smile on my face I kept hoping that somehow Phil Schaap could have taken part, though I've no idea of what time period he (Schaap) should have been from. Ironically, Schaap is much more the strict historian of jazz and not much like the easy wit and casual style of Moss.

Goodman has some wit too with his claim that classical music, as compared to jazz, paid for at least the bathroom in his multi-room apartment.

"Pinky" Zuckerman, "Lenny" Bernstein and "Jerry" Robbins. So it wasn't just Bubbles.

Strange that one of the pieces (Weber Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet & piano with Goodman and daughter Rachel - piano) is directed to one side of the stereo output with the ending applause going stereo. Was this Moss giving some realism to an apartment interview?

Aug. 06 2013 06:20 PM

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