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Anat Cohen Talks Benny Goodman

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Saturday May 30, 2009

In her Waverly Place apartment, Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen is transcribing Benny Goodman solos, preparing to celebrate his centennial next month at the Village Vanguard.

“I wish I could just be there at that time, and I could just get up and dance, and jitterbug with everybody else,” Cohen says. “His swing is just so exciting. And he really goes all the way from top to bottom and back up on the whole clarinet — and it’s hip, it’s traditional and it’s Benny.”

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