Artie Shaw’s classic recording of Hoagy Carmichael’s standard “Stardust.” Many consider this the top big band recording of alltime. Billy Butterfield on trumpet.
Duke Ellington’s big band Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone  
The styles of jazz that were popular from the late teens through the late 1920s were usually played with rhythms with a two beat feel, and often attempted to reproduce the style of contrapuntal improvisation [More]
The big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with jazz, a style of music which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1950s. Big Bands evolved with [More]
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Woody Herman is scorching one-hour concert from 1964 with the participation of one of the hottest sets themselves “Swinging Herd”, including the trumpeter Bill Chase, trombonist Phil Wilson and the amazing saxophonist Sal Nistico, and [More]
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Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, now [More]
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