Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Thread: Great Swing

  1. #1
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817

    Great Swing

    For me Swing is an important variation of "Jazz" and I start this new thread hoping that the Forum agrees.
    Anyway I will start the ball rolling with a track by one of the Greats;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPWl...yer_detailpage

  2. #2
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817
    Last edited by OLDUDE; Feb-16-2013 at 19:20.

  3. #3
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817
    Yet another Great (keep them coming (or you'll be stuck with my choices)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU1yg...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by OLDUDE; Feb-16-2013 at 19:39.

  4. #4
    Commodore con Forza
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Fifeshire, Scotland
    Posts
    766
    All top swing stuff John. Those were the days. We were spoiled for choice. The music, jazz/swing whatever, was of the highest order. As the years go by I often think,or say to my wife, "We were really very lucky to be listening and to be aware of that particular time in music."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LYnkUf4pYf0

  5. #5
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso Dorsetmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts
    4,544
    Last edited by Dorsetmike; Feb-16-2013 at 23:52.
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

  6. #6
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso Dorsetmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts
    4,544
    Late Goodman, (1969) still swinging

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RRoLWCugk

    And from the same album,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-uPU0lo_rg

    Guess the line up!

    More Big band, from the 80's

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Osqv5wYZQ

    And up to date almost with the Squadronaires

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9GxBN9HA4c
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

  7. #7
    Commander, Assistant Conductor ericwood992's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cornwall, England
    Posts
    169
    Harry James..........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTWhf...85C27CC038491B

    Prez, slow tempo swing........just had to include this one!...........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_gXQawsgiQ

  8. #8
    Commodore con Forza
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Fifeshire, Scotland
    Posts
    766
    Ah Prez!! I got that one on a 78 along with a some others when I must have been 12 years old. In the winter evenings in my room with a 'wind up' gramophone, growing up to the sound of Prez. He seemed to be always relating a particular story. I lived opposite the school and I was usually the last one in. Often I would be a bit later and I would be reprimanded, I often felt the urge to tell that teacher that if he had heard the stories Prez was laying down on tenor last night he would be late as well!!

    This one one i have posted before but have no hesitation in doing so again, one of my all time favourite Prez solo's. It has often been repeated in concert recordings over the years by many others, such as Scott Hamilton/Harry Allen/ Warne Marsh etc, the list goes on. They all learned it note for note. It was that good!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SeqwPX4T4E0
    Last edited by stu; Feb-17-2013 at 22:04.

  9. #9
    Commander, Assistant Conductor ericwood992's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cornwall, England
    Posts
    169
    Let's hear it for Ted Heath! We can be justly proud of him and his band!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zyDpQJ7CWg

  10. #10
    Commander, Assistant Conductor ericwood992's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cornwall, England
    Posts
    169
    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    Ah Prez!! I got that one on a 78 along with a some others when I must have been 12 years old. In the winter evenings in my room with a 'wind up' gramophone, growing up to the sound of Prez. He seemed to be always relating a particular story. I lived opposite the school and I was usually the last one in. Often I would be a bit later and I would be reprimanded, I often felt the urge to tell that teacher that if he had heard the stories Prez was laying down on tenor last night he would be late as well!!

    This one one i have posted before but have no hesitation in doing so again, one of my all time favourite Prez solo's. It has often been repeated in concert recordings over the years by many others, such as Scott Hamilton/Harry Allen/ Warne Marsh etc, the list goes on. They all learned it note for note. It was that good!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SeqwPX4T4E0
    Sorry stu, didn't mean to post a Ted Heath track immediately after Prez! This seems almost sacrilegious! Prez is a legend and we should have a thread for him alone IMO. He stands alone in jazz. He made the most wonderful sounds ever to come out of a saxophone.

    Here he is again; what a sound! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxZ3r1LGA4Q

  11. #11
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817
    I first bought a Shorty Rogers album including this track in the early 50s.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOii0...yer_detailpage

  12. #12
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817
    Last edited by OLDUDE; Feb-21-2013 at 22:46.

  13. #13
    Rear Admiral Appassionata gord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    niagara falls canada
    Posts
    1,303
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNGLtAvY10o
    harry james-two o clock jump-capitol 1955.i would say that this swings.

  14. #14
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817

  15. #15
    Commodore con Forza
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Fifeshire, Scotland
    Posts
    766
    Thanks for that Gerald Wilson clip John. He was somewhat of an unsung big band genius.

    I think I might have pasted this swinger before. Still, doesn't allow any dust to settle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=YLbwhllp3zI

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Swing Revival
    By umlietung in forum Jazz Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jan-27-2013, 11:49
  2. A Great Photo.......
    By Corno Dolce in forum Architecture, Painting, Photography...
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: Apr-25-2011, 22:50
  3. Swing Vocalist
    By bandsinger001 in forum Composers & Musicians Connection
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Nov-14-2009, 20:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •