Thanks to Ethan J Symonds for the You Tube
The most famous version of Moonglow was by Benny Goodman Quartet in 1936 with Goodman on Clarinet, Lionel Hamption, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; and Gene Krupa on drums.
This is my favorite Goodman performance. Lionel Hampton was the greatest vibes player of all time. Moonglow was written by Will Hudson, Irving Mills, and Eddie DeLange.
This was one of the period songs featured in Martin Scorsese’s movie Aviator based on the life of Howard Hughes. On my trip back and forth across the U.S. this past summer, one of my stops was at the Evergreen Aerospace Museum at McMinnville, Oregon where the infamous “Spruce Goose” is housed. The proper name for the airplane is the Hughes H-4 Hercules. I missed my chance to see it when it was housed in Long Beach, California. It is a stupendously large airplane. For more on H-4, see the link.