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by julius
Sun May 19, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Titan Hot Seven
Replies: 45
Views: 11004

I'm not privy to the national scene's live music situation anymore, but from my perspective there are certainly still many times more "trad jazz" bands than swing bands like Jonathan's. Now that I'm playing in one of the former, it's obvious why. Swing music requires an immense amount of work vis a ...
by julius
Fri May 17, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Titan Hot Seven
Replies: 45
Views: 11004

Amusingly I was just given a sack of CDs bought from an estate sale, and it contained "Jam In Music City" by the Titan Hot Five (at the time, they were a separate band and Draga/Barnhart were not in it). It's pretty sweet, but not as sweet as this discussion from 2005. Anyway, I wonder if this CD is...
by julius
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Straighten Up And Fly Right
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

If you aren't super picky, give a listen to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_Respect_to_Nat

This is the only album (that I know of) where Oscar Peterson sings. Apparently he didn't do it very often because his voice sounds EXACTLY like Nat King Cole, and I am not exaggerating one bit.
by julius
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11126

But are you scanning the liner notes losslessly?
by julius
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: FooBar2000
Replies: 4
Views: 2789

I like foobar2000 but one thing is driving me nuts which I can't seem to figure out. In almost every other DJ package you can select a song from the UI and add it to a playlist while the current song continues playing. There seem to be several f2k components for adding songs to a 'queue' playlist, b...
by julius
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting that 'live band' atmosphere at lindy hop dances
Replies: 14
Views: 6254

Basie's book had waltzes and Latin numbers. And, judging by a few CD releases, horrible arrangements of James Bond and Beatles songs. I think some musicians are afraid to change their material to accomodate audiences because they perceive it as 'selling out', artistically speaking. The problem with ...
by julius
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 37386

Miller's Army Air Force recording of In the Mood has (in my opinion) better soloing than the original 78 with Tex Beneke on sax. The AAF version seems a little less square to me.
by julius
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 20628

Wow those rules are mindblowing. Makes sense though if they were created to try to get rid of someone without, you know, confronting them.

See, confrontation can be useful sometimes. :D
by julius
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Does Good DJ == Good Dancer?
Replies: 29
Views: 10439

On that tour members of LCJO (although not Marsalis) came down to Memories in Orange County and jammed with dancers. I was at the San Diego Exchange about 90 miles away at the time but I drove back up for the night, and then back down when they were done. Josh Collazo (drummer for the Campus Five, n...
by julius
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: If you could book any modern act...?
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

If you want a hot dance band for swing era music, contact "Campus Five" on this forum. Also contact "Albert System". Both run bands that lots of dancers on the west and east coast enjoy. Hire Evan Christopher and Duke Heitger, two of the best New Orleans-style players around. They will grab other go...
by julius
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 37386

6) Timing -- The breaks and ending are all predictable. The thing I HATE about older songs is that I don't know when they're ending so I can apply a big finish. It's like they just stop mid-beat sometimes. As far as the end of a song, that's odd to me. Most older swing songs employ 32 bar or 12 bar...
by julius
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 17750

If the song or musical phrase feels "done" when it hits an E minor chord, it's in E minor. If the song feels "done" when it hits a G chord, it's in G. Both Em and G are the same "key" in the sense that John is thinking of: One sharp, and the Em and G scales both use identical notes. But they are rea...
by julius
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: songs you are in love with
Replies: 26
Views: 7789

WMP on random play just coughed up Benny, Lionel, and Gene playing I Got Rhythm from the Carnegie Hall concert. I don't know how I missed this before, but the last thirty seconds are PURE MADNESS. Holy crap.
by julius
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 20628

This is a way-out-of-left-field suggestion, but I think it would be cool if a syllabus for swing DJs could include talking to swing musicians to hear their take on music and playing for dancers. You assume that jazz musicians have any more idea about playing for dancers than DJ's do. Most don't kno...