With this album, we come to the end of what has been our Benny Goodman series. None of this would have happened if it had not been for the longtime friendship between Benny Goodman and William Hyland, an accomplished clarinetist and a distinguished lawyer who was also New Jersey's Attorney General. Goodman expressed interest in leaving his collection to Yale University, and it was Bill Hyland who set up the entire matrix that resulted in the issuance of these recordings. He was also obliged to review and approve of the content of these recordings to ensure that they represent Goodman's legacy as BG himself expressed it. Everyone involved in this project also owes a large debt of gratitude to the much beloved Harold Samuels. As Music Librarian at Yale University, it was his fortitude and imminently sane sense of humour that transformed Benny Goodman's collection, at Bill Hyland's behest, from papers and boxes in the storage room of the library's basement into a living, breathing collection of swinging sounds that have pleased Goodman fans worldwide.