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Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band: Fletcher Henderson’s Unrecorded Arrangements for Benny Goodman

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Short of discovering another batch of previously unissued recordings of the classic late 1930s Goodman big band, the best stroke of fortune in recent years was the unearthing of a number of Fletcher Henderson charts that, for one reason or another, never got past the stage of on-the-gig performance. It took clarinetist Bob Wilber, a lifelong Goodman admirer, to gain access to the scores, find an organized big band with the skill and desire to interpret Henderson’s phrasing faithfully and, with the help of Arbors Jazz, bring the project to fruition.

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