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Goodmania '40 - Celebrating Benny Goodman
Clarinetist/Bandleader Pete Long is the director of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Echoes Of Ellington who performed Long’s celebrated Jazz Planets suite at Bristol Jazz and Blues festival in 2019. This time he presents the music of Benny Goodman’s legendary 1940 sextet.
This particular Goodman group is famed also as it represents almost the entire recorded output of electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian. Complete with piano, vibraphone, bass and drums the music they produced is joyous and swinging with tight interplay featuring throughout. Pete Long’s all-star group is the nearest we’ll ever get to actually being there when Goodman unleashed this infamous sextet on the musical world.
A graduate of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Pete Long is a virtuoso clarinettist and saxophonist and probably best known as the leader of the 'Echoes of Ellington' big band.
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Pete Long Allstars
Hard-hitting, straightahead trad jazz, with plenty of laughs thrown in, from this driving six-piece band led by the legendary Pete Long on banjo.
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Bristol Folk House
- 40a Park Street
- BS1 5JG