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Big Bands Dance Bands Swing

Big Bands Dance Bands Swing

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Published by Jellyroll Publications .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11480375M
ISBN 100932117228
ISBN 109780932117229
OCLC/WorldCa30113383

His job became an all-important function in the making of big band jazz. When booking Big Bands: The first, and most practical thing, to consider when hiring a big band is obviously the space that they need. And since musical tastes and dancing styles no longer demand large groups of musicians playing section-arranged melodies for social dancing, and the costs of maintaining and transporting from 8 to 20 personnel have soared, the true dance band has become nearly extinct. Boyd Raeburn drew from symphony orchestras by adding to his band flute, French hornviolin, and timpani. Full Big Band 1st April.

In the Original Dixieland Jass Band cut the first recorded jazz records in history. Even on dance dates, the hotter bands would characteristically put on a performance interlude to demonstrate their virtuosity, not intended for dancing. This piece recounts the Count Basie vs. Author Christopher Wilkinson demonstrates the importance of radio and the black press both in introducing this music and in keeping black West Virginians up to date with its latest developments. At these venues, which themselves gained notoriety, bandleaders and arrangers played a greater role than they had before.

Army Air Forces during World War II, led a piece military band that specialized in Swing music White teenagers and young adults were the principal fans of the Big Bands in the late s and early s. Start your search for the perfect big band by selecting a city above. They danced to recordings and the radio and attended live concerts. In the swing era on the 30s and 40s, they would often perform with a vocalist, some of the most obvious examples being Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bob Crosby.


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Big Bands Dance Bands Swing book

With the exception of Jelly Roll Mortonwho continued playing in the New Orleans style, bandleaders paid attention to the demand for dance music and created their own big bands.

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This development may take the form of improvised solos, written solo sections, and " shout choruses ". But instead of a small ensemble, swing music featured a section of three or four trumpeters, three or four trombonist, five saxophonists who often doubled on clarinets, a piano, a bassist instead of a tuba player, a guitarist, and a drummer.

This intermingling of sections became a defining characteristic of big bands. Kenton pushed the boundaries of big bands by combining clashing elements and by hiring arrangers whose ideas about music conflicted. Sometimes bandstands were too small, public address systems inadequate, pianos out of tune.

Many of the great swing bands broke up, as the times and tastes changed. Not all of them are "swing bands. Woody Herman 's first band, nicknamed the First Herd, borrowed from progressive jazz, while the Second Herd emphasized the saxophone section of three tenors and one baritone.

This propulsive effect was introduced by stride pianists in the s and has been a common feature of jazz through the decades. That said, if you have a particular dress code for your event, make sure you inform the band leader.

She died at The Big Bands featured on this page are all members of the Last Minute Musicians entertainment directory. Glenn Millera major in the U. Traveling conditions and lodging were difficult, in part due to segregation in most parts of the United States, and the personnel often had to perform having had little sleep and food.

Turnover was frequent, and top soloists were lured by more lucrative contracts. Nevertheless, their recordings sold over a million copies and enabled jazz to be heard all over the country. The latter were called "sweet bands" e. Inevitably, music and dancing evolved and matured.

The former were called "swing bands" or "hot bands" e. The struggle to survive in the music business hasn't been without losses and a need for life support.

Another important consideration is that journalists and jazz fans of the s and '40s drew distinctions between bands that conveyed the most hard-driving rhythmic qualities and frequent solo improvisations, and those that conveyed less pronounced swing feeling and improvisation.Publication date Title Variation Dance bands and big bands Note Documenting over 40, golden age dance band & big band recordings.

Revised edition of: Dance bands & big bands, cAuthor: Rogers, Alice. Book a Big Band for Weddings & Events UK Wide. Find 13 of the best big bands & jazz orchestras for hire UK wide at Alive Network. From large 20 piece bands playing the s - s big band jazz sound of Duke Ellington, Count Bassie & Ella Fitzgerald through to the s swing big band sound of Nat King Cole, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra & jive ace Louis Prima, these fantastic dance bands are.

SinceThe Royal Virginians have been Virginia's premiere Big Band Dance Orchestra. Specializing in the music of the 20's, 30's, 40's, and beyond, this Piece Big Band provides listening and dancing enjoyment through its inimitable style and vast library of custom arrangements: classic tunes, waltzes, Latin styles, society numbers, swing.

The popularity of the music increased as Americans invented exciting, new, dances to be done in rhythm with the music. The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem opened its doors in and later became a hotbed for swing bands during the Big Band era. It was here that a swing dance style called the Lindy Hop was named, refined, and popularized.

Explore our list of Big Band Music at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Best of the Big Bands. Nice collection of his material from the 30s. Quickview. Best of the Big Bands. Nice collection of his material from the 30s. View Product [ x ].

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