Big band jazz

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of big band jazz music. Discover top songs, artists, and albums that will transport you to the golden era of swing and jazz.
Hazel Home Art and Antiques Wausau, Wisconsin: The Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar. Jazz, Musicals, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Artists, Jazz Blues, Classic Jazz, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Music, Duke Ellington

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (1925-2007) Courtesy William Smith Courtesy Paul Hoeffler Peterson redefined the jazz trio by bringing the musicianship of all three members to the highest level. The trio with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis was, in his own words, "the most stimulating" and productive setting for public performances as well as in studio recordings. In the early 1950s, Peterson began performing with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as the Oscar Peterson Trio. Shortly afterward the drummer Smith…

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Lisa Downing Lanier
Throwback Thursdays: 1936 - Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman Musicals, Jazz, Films, Country, Big Band Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jazz Band, Swing Jazz, Dance Bands

“Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” is a 1936 song written and composed by Luigi (Louis) Prima, who first recorded it with the New Orleans Gang and released it in March 1936 as a 78, Brunswick 7628, with "It's Been So Long" as the B side. It is strongly identified with the Big Band and Swing eras. Though it has lyrics, which Prima wrote, it was covered as an instrumental by Fletcher Henderson and, most famously, by Benny Goodman.

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Lori Davis