The Swing Thread


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06-27-2008, 02:56 PM
Ah, yes, swing. Kinda makes you want to get up and start dancin, no?

I don't listen to that much, but man, Count Basie swings haaard. I don't think anyone can swing harder.

Any swing love?

06-27-2008, 03:04 PM
I enjoyed playing Basie in Jazz band at school, the right Swing is an orgasm IMO.

06-27-2008, 03:07 PM

I love how most of Basie's material were head arrangements that his band just improvised over.

06-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Anything that swings is good in my book, ellington, basie, Doc Severnson, Sinatra (Sinatra's arrangements were pure gold).

Even Michael Buble today has a great band!

06-28-2008, 12:25 PM
To infringe some copyright, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

06-28-2008, 05:28 PM
Oh, there's a recording you guys have got to hear, funniest thing i've ever heard.

I will edit it in to this post when i get it :/

06-28-2008, 10:16 PM
i been listening to allot of charlie parker recently, man he is amazing. I also benn learnig a couple oh heads by him

06-28-2008, 10:52 PM
^Charlie Parker was Bop, which is also amazingly good. Just a specificity error (error in specificity?)

Oh well, much love.

I love the way Swing incorporates vocalists into the fray. It adds a whole different depth to the mix.