In 1962 Tadd Dameron was commissioned by Benny Goodman to write 5 arrangements for an upcoming tour to Russia. Around the same time he was also writing material for an upcoming record date that is now known as 'Magic Touch.' For Goodman he wrote Just Plain Talkin', Moon from the East, Fontainebleau, On a Misty Night, and an arrangement of Swift As the Wind. He wound up adapting for Benny Goodman's group arrangements that he was already working on for his own record date. This arrangement of Swift As the Wind was published in 1963 and was based on the music that he recorded in 1962 for 'Magic Touch' (the Goodman recording substituted a clarinet solo for the tenor solo but is otherwise the same).
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