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Swing: The Best Musicians and Recordings (Third Ear) (Paperback)

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Written by one of jazz journalism's best and most knowledgeable critics, this book explores the full swing spectrum from its origins in the 1920s through its current retro resurgence. Features intriguing capsule biographies of 400 of the best musicians, from classic artists like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to retro swingers such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, with each artist's most notable CDs reviewed and rated, plus info on film appearances, books, and hard-to-find recordings. Includes insightful essays that explore this music's cultural impact, fun photos and swing memorabilia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780879306007
ISBN-10: 0879306009
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 526
Language: English
Series: Third Ear