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Swing to Bop

Swing to Bop

About the show

Playing tracks by

Gene Ammons, Billy Strayhorn, Illinois Jacquet, James Moody, Specs Powell and more.

This mix attempts to capture the transition in jazz from the big band to the bebop era. I have selected recordings (most of them from the 1940s) that illustrate the interactions between old and new forms of jazz. There are tracks from Tad Dameron, Edmond Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, Don Byas, Earl "Fatha" Hines, James Moody, Teddy Bunn, Ben Webster, and others.


Mike Gizzmo


Paul Pax Andrews

great stuff here mate..........