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Big Band & Swing

Although Big Bands -- meaning a jazz group that features over 10 musicians -- have played a variety of different styles in jazz history, from bop to free jazz, it usually is understood to refer to the '30s and '40s, the classic era of swing. During that time, most of the jazz groups were Big Bands and they played a robust, invigorating style of swing that derived from New Orleans jazz. Swing was dance music, yet it offered individual musicians a chance to improvise musically fresh, technically complex solos. Since swinging Big Bands led by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey were extraordinarily popular, the terms became interchangeable in the public eye. It may be disingenuous to call all Big Bands "swing" -- just like all "swing" isn't performed by Big Bands -- but the two are forever tied together, since they matured simultaneously. Furthermore, Big Bands from different genres, whether it's cool jazz or jazz-rock, often borrow from the Swing Big Band tradition. More in Jazz: Acid Jazz | Ballads - Jazz | Bebop & Straight Ahead | Big Band & Swing | Blues | Contemporary Jazz | Cool | Dixieland | Fusion | Latin Jazz | New Orleans / Second Line | Smooth Jazz
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2367
Max and Beboo
Playful, spooky, swing, jazz ensemble mixed with full orchestra. Think Monsters Inc. or Nightmare Before Xmas....
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Max and Beboo
by Robert Cote
Music ID: 2367
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02:11
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Playful, spooky, swing, jazz ensemble mixed with full orchestra. Think Monsters Inc. or Nightmare Before Xmas....
2369
The Food Factory
Playful, hectic, think Monsters Inc meets Edward Scissorhands...
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The Food Factory
by Robert Cote
Music ID: 2369
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02:07
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Playful, hectic, think Monsters Inc meets Edward Scissorhands...
2777
Big Top
Fast Circus band...
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Big Top
by Victor Spiegel
Music ID: 2777
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01:15
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Fast Circus band...
2871
Pat A Cake
Jazz rendition of Mother Goose poem with female vocal, tenor saxophone, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums....
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Pat A Cake
by Rik Pfenninger
Music ID: 2871
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04:12
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Jazz rendition of Mother Goose poem with female vocal, tenor saxophone, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums....
3267
Wired Brass
jocking, jolly, joyful...
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Wired Brass
by Cm Four
Music ID: 3267
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02:59
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jocking, jolly, joyful...
3505
Toms, Dick & Harry
Up-beat, high energy Stage Band track. Put on your dancin' shoes....
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Toms, Dick & Harry
by Barry Glenn
Music ID: 3505
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03:27
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Up-beat, high energy Stage Band track. Put on your dancin' shoes....
3737
Jazz Female 1
Jazz swing with female scats....
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Jazz Female 1
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3737
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01:35
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Jazz swing with female scats....
3738
Jazz Female 2
Jazz swing with female scats....
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Jazz Female 2
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3738
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01:37
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Jazz swing with female scats....
3821
Swinging Jazz
Jazz piano trio....
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Swinging Jazz
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3821
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02:20
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Jazz piano trio....
3845
Wes' Guitar Swing
Jazz guitar swing with improvisation 2nd time around....
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Wes' Guitar Swing
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3845
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01:30
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Jazz guitar swing with improvisation 2nd time around....
4433
Old Town 30
A 40's style tune....
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Old Town 30
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4433
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00:39
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A 40's style tune....
5180
Elephants
confused, crazed, ecstasy...
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Elephants
by Cm Three
Music ID: 5180
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01:05
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confused, crazed, ecstasy...
7473
Hip Bass
Syncopated bass and hi-hat....
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Hip Bass
by Harley Toberman
Music ID: 7473
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00:37
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Syncopated bass and hi-hat....
10200
Limehouse Rag 29
Ragtime piano, late 1800s early 1900s, great for all historical shots of that period, silent movie use, references to 19th century, nice piece of playing along the lines of Scott Joplin. This is a 30 ...
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Limehouse Rag 29
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10200
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00:29
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Ragtime piano, late 1800s early 1900s, great for all historical shots of that period, silent movie use, references to 19th century, nice piece of playing along the lines of Scott Joplin. This is a 30 ...
10208
Say Its Only The Moon
1930s and 1940s "end of the night" slow dance, relaxed and romantic...
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Say Its Only The Moon
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10208
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02:57
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1930s and 1940s "end of the night" slow dance, relaxed and romantic...
10209
It's A Mood
Big band swing from the 1930s and 1940s in the Glen Miller style, full of mean-blowing trombones, trumpets and clarinets, toe-tapping pace, full-length piece...
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It's A Mood
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10209
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02:50
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Big band swing from the 1930s and 1940s in the Glen Miller style, full of mean-blowing trombones, trumpets and clarinets, toe-tapping pace, full-length piece...
10294
Swingin Time
Jazzy rhythm and blues orchestra, medium paced, solid and bright, a really happy sound - full length track....
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Swingin Time
by Gavin Courtie & Liz Radford
Music ID: 10294
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03:35
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Jazzy rhythm and blues orchestra, medium paced, solid and bright, a really happy sound - full length track....
11261
Electro Vibe
Jazzy Electro Would be Great for older movie Zazzy dance scene and More,Drums Bass Piano,Pad...
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Electro Vibe
by Sheila Miller
Music ID: 11261
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01:31
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Jazzy Electro Would be Great for older movie Zazzy dance scene and More,Drums Bass Piano,Pad...
11481
Last Bridge
Traditional marching brass band - lively and patriotic feel, with comical tints Many uses - schools, historic documentaries, military comedy etc...
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Last Bridge
by Simon Brewer
Music ID: 11481
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01:26
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Traditional marching brass band - lively and patriotic feel, with comical tints Many uses - schools, historic documentaries, military comedy etc...
11564
Patio Party
a light jazz tune such as would be played at a Society party...
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Patio Party
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 11564
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00:35
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a light jazz tune such as would be played at a Society party...
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