Here’s a little ditty from my recent show with Jacob Zimmerman, Eric Eagle, and Cole Schuster, presenting the music of Benny Goodman’s small groups. The Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet are among my favorite bands of all time. Like great bands in every genre of music, their excellence resides in the ONGOING process of navigating personalities and building deeper and deeper relationships. Usually that process is organic, and in our case we’re transcribing and rehearsing arrangements, so it’s a bit different. But here’s to developing something organic of our own with this material as a springboard.