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by main_stem
Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where to find clips of all songs, not just first five
Replies: 20
Views: 4721

http://entertainment.msn.com or windowsmedia.com usually have samples of the whole album.
by main_stem
Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: swinging violin...
Replies: 44
Views: 11445

Kyle wrote:there is that really amazing version of CJam blues, that has a big violin part in the middle. i think it's basie, but im not positive
Duke Ellington-Blues in Orbit.
by main_stem
Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does it swing???
Replies: 47
Views: 15935

Lawrence wrote:Those recordings were for listening, not for dancing.
And I quess everything recorded after the swing era was ment for dancing?
by main_stem
Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A Tribute To The Savoy Play List
Replies: 6
Views: 2102

Bad ass!
by main_stem
Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Peterson on NPR
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

Oscar Peterson on NPR

Bob edward interviewed Oscar Peterson today (2.21) on NPR's Morning Edition. The extended interview can be found here, http://www.npr.org/display_pages/featur ... 70182.html.

Kevin
Seattle
by main_stem
Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does it swing???
Replies: 47
Views: 15935

There must be something in the air I was re-reading part of Jazz Dance that talked about this. Swing is something that is felt and pervasive in many forms of jazz, yet there is no simple way to describe it in analytical terms. Every atempt falls short of the goal. It's a matter of interpritation. Fo...
by main_stem
Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Does it swing???
Replies: 47
Views: 15935

Kyle wrote:
yeah, but Brian Setzer plays mostly 12 bar blues, so how does that work out?
Read Albert Murry's Stomping the Blues. He does a far better job explaining it than I can.
by main_stem
Fri Feb 14, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mora's Modern Rhythmists versus Barbara Morrison
Replies: 130
Views: 35678

AS much as I like Barbra I play Mora a lot more. His music has got more range style wise while Barbra is much more of a nitch that can easily get over played.

-Kevin
Seattle
by main_stem
Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: vinyl (not CDs)
Replies: 22
Views: 6165

Oh that's easy, and I just got it last week. International Sweethearts of Rhythm. It's 16 cuts of the Sweethearts from live broadcast for the Jubilee Radio Show and the only four studio sides they ever recorded. These women were bad ass. My other favorite is a Count Basie and Joe Williams LP of noth...
by main_stem
Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 18776

Oh man the Ipod is just too good. I've had mine (5gig) for about a year now and love it. Don't worry about price I'm sure it'll drop in another 6 months when they release a 50 gig version.

-Kevin
by main_stem
Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Count Basie Auto
Replies: 31
Views: 11253

Here's 3 for you that I have read recently.

Lush Life, The biography of Billy Strayhorn
But Beautiful
Stomping the Blues

-Kevin
by main_stem
Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Natalie Cole CD "Aska Woman Who Knows"
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Personally I'm not a fan of Natalie Cole. Now her uncle Freddy Cole is a different story. It's a shame that the shadow of his brother and Natlaie obscure him.
by main_stem
Sat Jan 11, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

In general, Hi-Fi completely changed the way drummers played, as with all musicians. . Lawrence you are so off on this. Jo Jones of the origional Basie band is the man who changed the way drummers played. He toned down the bass drum sometimes ommiting it all together. He moved the playing of ride r...
by main_stem
Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Yeah we like the old stuff up here. Thought it's not the majority. I would say people here like a mix. They don't care about low-fi or hi-fi as long as it swings it's butt off. It's more to do with the music a DJ selects and a good DJ (IMHO) can pull from both eras and keep the party jumping.

-Kevin
by main_stem
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

I'll post more when I have time but I'll ad a thought now. 9 out of 10 times when I play something "fast" it definitely old schools swing. It's got that "chi" that seems to be missing out of most modern jazz that gets over 200 bpm. Funny comment that Kevin and I got at SONW after playing Shaw's Man ...