Benny Goodman was one of the first racially integrated groups to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1938, and he returned to the venue more than two dozen times.
His performance at Carnegie Hall in 1938 was described as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history".
The recording of the concert was released in 1950 and became one of the first LPs to sell more than one million copies.
Times have changed, but the music can still bring people together.
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Benny Goodman was a major star and clarinetist who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1938, becoming one of the first racially integrated groups to perform in front of a paying audience. He returned to Carnegie Hall more than two dozen times, and his donation of one of his clarinets to the Carnegie Hall Archives in 1991 was the trigger for the creation of the Rose Museum. Carnegie Hall's performance history database covers more than 50,000 concerts and events that occurred at the Hall, and this playlist includes selections from the 1938 concert and other Goodman classics.
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First issued in 1950, the landmark recording captured the premiere performance given by a big band in the famed concert venue. The event has been described as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert - Wikipedia
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Benny Goodman's January 16, 1938, Carnegie Hall concert is considered the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's "coming out" party to the world of "respectable"…
Live at Carnegie Hall: 1938 Complete - AllMusic