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Jazz in the Night: Battle of Swing – Benny Goodman Vs Glenn Miller – Pete Long and The Goodmen


On Friday 7 November 2014, Pete Long and his Goodmen gave Taunton a night to remember. Recreating an iconic Carnegie Hall swing concert from 1938, first Benny Goodman and then Glenn Miller were brought to life. Some of the UK’s finest session musicians were on hand to deliver an unforgettable evening. For further details about the band see

Line up: Clarinet & band leader: Pete Long Saxophones: Nigel Hailwood, Pete Ripper, Robert Fowler, John Shenoy Trumpet: Nathan Bray, James Copus, Tom Dennis Cornet: Alan Berlyn Trombone: Andy Flaxman, Ross Anderson, Ian Bateman Piano: Bunny Thompson Bass: Calum Gourlay Drums: Ed Richardson Guitar: Ian Lewis Vocals: Iain Mackenzie

Set list: Benny Goodman 1. Don’t Be That Way (1:04) 2. Bach Goes to Town (5:15) 3. One O Clock Jump (10:02) 4. When Buddha Smiles (19:28) 5. Big John Special (25:03) 6. Sheik Of Araby (27:45) 7. T’aint What you Do (32:39) 8. King Porter Stomp (36:08) 9. Dear Old Southland (40:05) 10. Down South Camp Meeting (43:36) 11. Sing Sing Sing (48:04)


Glenn Miller Moonlight Serenade (58:48) Sunrise Serenade (1:04:00) Little Brown Jug (1:08:00) Stairway To The Stars (1:12:15) It Must Be Jelly (Cause Jam don’t shake like that) (1:15:54) Danny Boy (1:18:55) Boulder Buff (1:23:00) My Prayer (1:28:55) In The Mood (1:37:05) Battle of the Bugle Calls (1:42:20) Take The A Train (1:50:00)

This event was sponsored by: D’Addario, Denis Wick, Yanagisawa, Yamaha with special thanks to Queen’s College, Taunton. Filming & editing by Dave Adams

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