Skip to comments.Swinging Times: Celebrating Big Band Music
Posted on 06/19/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
'100 Years of Big Band Jazz in 99 Minutes' will feature the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Robbie Williams, as Pete Long Big Band perform special Cadogan Hall concert
Most fans of big band music will have their own favourites, whether that's Benny Goodman, Count Basie or even Robbie Williams. And many of the giants of big band jazz will be represented in an intriguing concert on June 15 at London's Cadogan Hall, when a century of the music will be covered in 99 minutes by the 17-piece Pete Long Big Band.
Long, who directs the Big Band at Ronnie Scott's and who is versatile on many woodwind instruments, was involved in last year's 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes and his band on Sunday will feature Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Nick Dawson (piano), Dave Chamberlain (double bass and bass guitar), Richard Pite (drums) and Iain Mackenzie and Georgina Jackson on vocals.
This concert should be a treat. Big Band music has inspired so many musicians down the years, including Chuck Berry, one of the founders of rock and roll, who said: "The Big Band Era is my era. People say, 'Where did you get your style from?' I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That's the best way I could explain it." The concert, organised by The Jazz Repertory Company, will open with an interesting World War One theme, representing the music of black American bandleader, Lieutenant James Reese Europe, whose 369th Infantry Hell Fighters performed rag time jaz
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The old timers at my club put the music on outside by the Bocce Court on Saturday and Sunday/ They call it “music to bomb Japan to”.
This grabs just about all ages of people.
String of Pearls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg2vtWezWbw
Right - also Dixie Swing. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Squirrel Nut Zippers ....
Like this one?
Dig You Later (in the USA)--Perry Como & the Satisfiers (1945)
Win the War Blues--Sonny Boy Williamson (1944)
Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert.
The best EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nobody swung like Chic Webb and Ella!
I love the Big Band music. I found lots of Sammy Kaye records at a Salvation Army store not long ago.
Music for pecking and for dancing the Joe Louis Truck:
A Tisket,A Tasket--Chick Webb & His Orchestra (with Ella Fitzgerald), 1938
I consider myself lucky to have seen, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton (3 times) and Buddy Rich all in live performances. My college spring formal in 1970 with Woody Herman’s band was especially memorable. I saw Buddy Rich perform in a small local club..absolutely awesome. I continue to enjoy this big band music.
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