All of Gordon's CDs are good.lipi wrote:Dude, share! I'm playing 90% ante-1950 because I don't have modern bands' stuff! (O.K., I have a little. But, for example, I have no Gordon Webster.) What should I be on the lookout for? Any albums that are particularly worth getting?dogpossum wrote:Gordon Webster.
Love the dood, but I need a break.
I've recently given myself a rule: 90% recordings <1950 because I'm overplaying modern bands.
This thread pretty much covers key modern American bands: http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2940 But there are lots of good European bands, and I play quite a bit of Australian stuff too.
But I also play a lot of Two Man Gentleman Band, Palmetto Bug Stompers, Midnight Serenaders, Preservation Hall, Terra Hazelton, Vince Giordano, Grand Street Stompers, Catherine Russell (gee, I find her irritating atm - too many plays!), Tuba Skinny, Casey McGill, Hogtown Syncopators, Glen Crytzer's band, Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, Rhythm Club All Stars, Bridgetown Sextet, 4Beat6, Gaucho, Bob Hunt's Duke Ellington Orchestra, Reynolds Brothers, Marty Grosz, Le Red Hot Reedwarmers, various Duke Heitger bands, Echoes of Swing, various Jim Cullum bands, Firecracker Jazz band...
There are sixty million great modern bands and I really like supporting good modern bands. But I need to stop leaning on them. I find hi-fi gives a natural advantage with difficult sound set ups, and I tend to rely on the added boost hi-fi gives the energy in the room.