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by trev
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: SwingDJs.com is shutting down!
Replies: 5
Views: 6419

Re: SwingDJs.com is shutting down!

Thanks for everything you did to make this happen. In the early days of my Swing DJing, in one the the world’s most remote cities (Perth, Australia), this was a vital resource that connected me with a larger body of knowledge that I wouldn’t have access to otherwise. It certainly helped shape my tas...
by trev
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite Erroll Garner songs for dancers
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Favorite Erroll Garner songs for dancers

“Frantonality” is one of my secret tracks. Use this power wisely.
by trev
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106635

Re: mosaic sets

Mosaic lives! Well at least for another release. Late this year they are releasing another Woody Herman set.
The early 40s tracks have some good selections for dancing. I'm not so sure about the late 40s and 50s cuts as I know that there was a big bop influence in the band at that time.
by trev
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106635

Re: mosaic sets

Also worth mentioning: The word is that Mosaic is about to go under, so it really might be the last chance to get those sets. :cry:

If you’ve been holding out for something, now is the best time to go get it!
by trev
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch.
Replies: 14
Views: 6191

Re: Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch.

Nice find. There is so much good stuff on here - especially in the early years when information and recordings were hard to come by.
by trev
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: First time DJing an Exchange

...I think it's a good idea to check it out before you DJ. So if you are DJing at, say, midnight on the first night, then try to be in the room well before your set to give you an idea of what works for the crowd there :) Oh yeah, and if you can't be there, check what the DJ before you played. Driv...
by trev
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: First time DJing an Exchange

I find with an exchange, you can push a little bit further outside of the beginner-friendly stuff and everyone will just go with it. But that said, you still have to keep it swinging and dance-friendly.
by trev
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Savory Collection Volume 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4225

Re: Savory Collection Volume 2

There's complex legal issues around the release of this material. I suspect either digital-only made the copyright issues simpler, or Apple was seen as a suitable partner to help the project forward in exchange for exclusivity. As for audio quality, AAC format at 256 kbps is pretty decent, especiall...
by trev
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Savory Collection Volume 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4225

Re: Savory Collection Volume 2

3 tracks into the Savory Collection Vol 2 and all I can say is WOW. Electric 1930s Count Basie! How good was Lester Young?!
by trev
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Savory Collection Volume 2
Replies: 7
Views: 4225

Re: Savory Collection Volume 2

I'm so excited about this series. Can't wait!
by trev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs that Speed Up
Replies: 4
Views: 3820

Re: Songs that Speed Up

For gradual changes:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön from the Swing Kids soundtrack is a pretty popular example.

For sudden changes:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ by The Beale Street Boys (Fats Waller)
by trev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106635

Re: mosaic sets

I was catching up on listening to the last two Hey Mister Jesse podcasts and one of them had mentioned a 5 disc Mosaic box set but I wasn't seeing anything in the show notes. Does anyone happen to recall the name of the 5 disc box set they mentioned? Was it the 8 disc Count Basie/Lester Young set?
by trev
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs with false endings/long pauses?
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: Songs with false endings/long pauses?

"Cherry In My Lemon & Lime” by The Three Riffs
by trev
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Savory Collection - Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2407

Re: The Savory Collection - Update

Haha I can see it too! In all seriousness it’s already available for pre-order on iTunes/Apple Music, and you can listen to 90sec samples of all the tracks there. https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/national-jazz-museum-in-harlem/id1152225730 Furthermore; "The Savory Collection, Vol. 2 is expected to ...
by trev
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106635

Re: mosaic sets

JesseMiner wrote:Sounds awesome! Would any of you want to write up a short review for the September episode of my Hey Mister Jesse podcast? Would love to share a review from an expert on the show! :)

Jesse
I’ve just finished listening to the set and I’d be happy to.. I’ll email you later today!