Benny Goodman: Live in Hamburg 1981 (Double Album)

Benny Goodman

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Original Recording Format: Analog

This recording of one of Benny Goodman’s last concerts in Germany (which was held for NDR’s “Sunday Concerts” series) is much more than a newly discovered collector’s item for fans of the eternally young American swing tradition. Using minimal recording equipment, Günter Pauler made an exciting and even touching sound-document of Goodman’s world-class playing at the Hamburg Congress Centre on his last European tour in 1981. The impressive interplay between the (then) young Danish and Belgian musicians and the old master of classic jazz on the large stage of the CCH Hamburg showcases great mutual playing synergy and class.

“In the 80s I recorded a lot of concerts for the NDR radio show “The Sunday Concert“. The Benny Goodman concert at CCH Hamburg has especially stayed in my memory. I was sitting behind the stage curtains with a 7-channel mixer that I had built myself and a NAGRA IV-S reel-to-reel recorder. Benny Goodman approached me during a break. He must have sensed my strain caused by having to make a two-channel recording without seeing the stage, nor having made a soundcheck. He laid his hand on my shoulder and said something like “it will all be okay“…”
– Günter Pauler’s recollections of this concert

Tracklist

1.
After You've Gone
05:35
2.
If I Had You
03:04
3.
Avalon
05:03
4.
Careless Love
05:47
5.
The Days Of Wine And Roses
06:36
6.
Hush-a-Bye
05:16
7.
Sweet Georgia Brown
05:04
8.
I Want To Be Happy
05:01
9.
Here's That Rainy Day
02:55
10.
Oh, Lady Be Good
04:58
11.
Nuages
06:22
12.
Airmail Special
05:03
13.
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
02:58
14.
Don't Be That Way
04:28
15.
Body And Soul
04:23
16.
How High The Moon
03:52
17.
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
04:21
18.
Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
06:53
19.
Goodbye
02:23
20.
It's Easy To Remember
02:05

Total time: 01:32:07

Additional information

Artists

Label

Recording Location

CCH in Hamburg, Germany on December 9, 1981

Producer

Günter Pauler

Recording Engineer

Günter Pauler

Mastering Engineer

Hans-Jörg Maucksch, Pauler Acoustics (Analog Master Tape to DSD Transfer)

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Mixing Board

Custom 7 Channel Analog Mixer built by Günter Pauler

Mastering Room

Pauler Acoustics

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Analog Recording Equipment

NAGRA IV-S Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Notes

Transferred from the Original Analog Reel-to-Reel Master Tape

Qualities

Channels

Genres

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Original Recording Format

SKU

0132805

Release Date August 8, 2020
SKU 0132805

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