Review: Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

Reviews from our Cadogan Hall shows (including for the London Jazz Festival) and other London concerts, theatre shows, and jazz festivals around the world. 

“Pete Long and his musicians have gone to great lengths to re-create this concert, including original arrangements, period instruments and even the stage seating plan.   The result is an evening of fabulous music that swings like crazy, it’s a great night out not to be missed!”   

 

Jon Hancock – Author, ‘Benny Goodman – The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’.

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"Pete Long’s clarinet stood up to Richard Pite’s full power tom-tom drumming on a vintage Slingerland kit of the type played by Gene Krupa.  Enrico Tomasso’s “Harry James” trumpet raised the roof. When the Basie-style rhythm section played the long introduction to “One O’Clock Jump” I thought I’d died and gone to heaven."

 

Barry Fox.  Hi-Fi News and Record Review - full piece below.

Review: Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert