- 8 years ago
This week, we'll look at at the sweet and lowdown. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Ellington knew it and Irving Mills codified it but many of today's singer-songwriters from Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Nora Jones and notably Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea" have taken it to heart. From it's pre-war origins, swing music's rhythmic style based on a triplet subdivision of the beat was what moved hips out on the dance floor. On this edition of Idylic Music we'll take a 21st century spin out on the tiles with MudVille, Sliptone, Gone, King Dubby, graphiqsgroove and Terence Blanchard.