Search found 203 matches

by russell
Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing/Jazz books
Replies: 18
Views: 7436

An interesting side question: Is the set of good dancing music a subset of the good listening music? Or to put the question another way do the characteristics that make jazz music good to listen to act as a necessary prerequisite to being good dance music? (my inital answer would be yes). If this is...
by russell
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing/Jazz books
Replies: 18
Views: 7436

Any opinions on "Swing: Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion" by Scott Yanow?
by russell
Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How is your city's swing scene compared to two years ago?
Replies: 42
Views: 18088

My vote is the "a lot larger". Two years ago in Canberra, Australia there was no lindy scene. A few of us, mainly for work reasons, ended up in Canberra around the same time. We needed a lindy fix so started up a scene - running classes, promotion etc. We even had a mini-exchange. We start...
by russell
Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Joey DeFrancesco
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Joey DeFrancesco

There was a workshop in Sydney I attended a few weekends ago. The main teachers were Frankie Manning and also Chazz Young doing some jazz routines. Chazz used the track "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" from "Singin' and Swingin'" by Joey DeFrancesco (Concord 2001 CCD-4861-2). I...
by russell
Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: attn Russell: Australian swing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3474

Yakov, just saw this thread so I thought I'd better post a reply :? Busy researching this topic at present. Three groups to start with until I get time to post a fuller reply: Swing City (Sydney based big band with some nice arrangements of standards). Samples available at http://www.swingcity.com.a...
by russell
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of contemporary swing music
Replies: 22
Views: 8043

Classic big band swing with Swing City from Sydney downunder at http://www.swingcity.com.au/cd.html Includes samples of the tracks. Includes some great arrangements of classic tracks and some solos from James Morrison (trombone/trumpet) who has toured with Gene Harris in the days of the Philip Morri...
by russell
Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Lindy exchanges local or national DJ's
Replies: 109
Views: 42953

This thread actually inspired to try out something different. I will be doing a set at the 2003 Melbourne Lindy Exchange. I decided it would be interesting just to use Australian music for that set. I was into Australian jazz music long before I started dancing so had a reasonable sized collection o...
by russell
Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chairman of the Board
Replies: 2
Views: 2234

Chairman of the Board

I found this new Count Basie release on Amazon and ordered in a copy. The sound quality is great. I haven't had a chance yet to try it out on the dance floor. Anyone else used this album. It was only re-released in June. The details are: Blue Note Records B00009AHLM It is a release of 1959 Roulette ...