Benny Goodman's Style of Music Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Benny Goodman's Style of Music
A look at Benny Goodman's disciplined and multi-faceted musical style.
# 115327 | 1,363 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2009 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (Composers)

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The paper discusses Benny Goodman's musical style of classical clarinet, swing and big band and the creation of the Benny Goodman Trio, another development in the evolution of Goodman's style. The paper then relates how he brought swing music into national recognition and continued with a period of bop music. The paper asserts that the evolution and development of a variety of styles is what makes Goodman such an accomplished musician.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • De Toledano, Ralph. "The Night Swing was Born." Insight on the News. Vol. 13. Feb., 1, 1999.
  • Gridley, Mark. Jazz Styles: History and Analysis. 9th ed. Prentice Hall. 2005.
  • Groove Music. "Benny Goodman." Associated with PBS' Jazz A Film by Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 3/31/08 at

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