Oran Etkin – What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (2015)

Oran Etkin - What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (2015)
Artist: Oran Etkin
Album: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman
Label: Motema Music
Year Of Release: 2015
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

01. Prelude
02. Dinah
03. Brink
04. Why Don’t You Do Right
05. What’s New
06. King Porter Stomp
07. Be Good Lady
08. After You’ve Gone
09. Hymn
10. Running Wild
11. Where or When
12. Sing, Sing, Sing


Oran Etkin – clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone;
Sullivan Fortner – piano;
Steve Nelson – vibraphone;
Matt Wilson – drums;
Charenee Wade – vocals (3, 9).

Acclaimed bandleader, composer and clarinetist Oran Etkin pays a distinctly modern homage to the ‘King of Swing,’ Benny Goodman. ‘What’s New?’ at once celebrates two sides of Benny Goodman: the music of his big band that launched the Swing Era and of his quartet that became the first mainstream racially-integrated band. Described as ‘a composer of eminent individuality’ by his mentor Yusef Lateef, Etkin taps into both Benny Goodman the bandleader and clarinetist on this phenomenal tribute recording.

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