The King of Swing swings out on these trios, quartets, and quintets that were conceived at a Mildred Bailey party in 1935. Core members playing with Goodman on these original Columbia recordings include vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, drummer Gene Krupa, and pianist Teddy Wilson. Among the tunes featured on this two-for-one disc are "Tiger Rag," "Say It Isn't So," and "Four Once More."
In 2001, Collectables released Trio Quartet Quintet/Together Again, which combined two albums by Benny Goodman on one compact disc: Trio Quartet Quintet (1956) and Together Again (1963), both originally issued on RCA. ~ Tim Sendra