Music of the Swing Era circa 1930-1945
"Swing" is the generic term used for jazz and other popular music of the era. Swing was the popular music of the generation that came of age in the Great Depression through WWII.
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Sweet Bands(32): played less syncopated, slower pieces, such as ballads and popular songs Vibrato(47): A method of varying the pitch frequency of a note, producing a wavering sound. Its heard mostly of wind instruments, strings, and vocals Break(49):
Great Soloists of the Swing Era
In an era of big bands and composers, jazz musicians continue to develop the art of improvisation
Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins
Father" of jazz saxophone, as Armstrong was to trumpet First to create the modern jazz saxop
William "Count" Basie
Basie 1904-1984 Pianist, Bandleader
Born in Red Bank, NJ Early years, played organ in church, drums Eventually NY stride pianist studied with Fats Waller Began traveling with bands in the 20s Landed
Duke Ellington Composer, bandleader, pianist
Edward Kennedy Ellington Birth place: Washington D.C. 1899-1974 Famous tagline: "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing"
The Rise of Duke Ellington (1920's early 30's)
Ellington's early l
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