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#263 - Stuffy Turkey #262 - Stringin' Along #261 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part IV #260 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part III #259 - Halloween Spooks Return #258 - Smooth Around the Edges #257 - Jazz Reflects on Classical #256 - Hangin' with Hep Cats #255 - Triumphant Trios #254 - Centurion Parker #253 - Blue Hue Review No. 14 #252 - Semiquincentennial Lollapalooza +2 #251 - Semiquincentennial Lollapalooza +1 #250 - Semiquincentennial Lollapalooza #249 - Drivin' Through Life #248 - Soulful Sounds #247 - Ridin' the Rails #246 - Soulful Spontaneity #245 - Swingin' Big Bands #244 - Jimmy and Lennie #243 - Sunshine and Summer #242 - Summer and Sunshine #241 - Dealer's Choice II #240 - Dealer's Choice #239 - Bye, Bye, Richie #238 - Eternal Flame #237 - Suddenly Gone #236 - Funky, Funky, Soul #235 - A Lot of Swing #234 - Powerin' On Thru #233 - Latin Flair #232 - Piano, Trumpet, and Tenor #231 - The Classic Groove #230 - Mellow Moods #229 - Chillin' and Groovin' #228 - 2 for 1, With or Without #227 - Completing the Cycle #226 - The Quiet Storm #225 - Cool Cats Who Checked Out #224 - Christmas Cheer #223 - Songs Sung #222 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part II #221 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part I #220 - Trios and Time Change #219 - Halloween Spooks #218 - Organ, Big Band, and Brazil #217 - Artistic Journey Through Time #216 - Blue Hue Review No. 13 #215 - Peace Is Where You Find It #214 - Starry-Eyed Standards #213 - Great Grooves and Guitars #212 - Chillin' with Old Friends #211 - New Gems #210 - Big Bad Band #209 - American Classic #208 - Memories, Journeys, and Change #207 - Organizationally Sound #206 - Summer and BBQ #205 - Sax and Stuff #204 - Old and New Coming Together #203 - Things We Heard Today #202 - Lifetime - Part III #201 - Lifetime - Part II #200 - Two Centuries and a Lifetime #199 - Blue Hue Review No. 12 #198 - Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul #197 - Chillin' With a Few Friends #196 - Small, Large, and Medium #195 - An Adventurous Stroll #194 - Oscar, With Love #193 - What Comes to Mind #192 - Word Jazz and Poetry #191 - Greasy Grooves #190 - A Little Decompression #189 - The Darker Hue #188 - Love and Friendship #187 - Tell the Whole Story #186 - Tinklin' the Ivories #185 - Cold, Dark, Stormy & Windy Winter #184 - Turnin' the Corner #183 - Transitions 2018 #182 - End of Year Joy #181 - Giving Thanks #180 - The More, The Merrier #179 - Flights, Skies, and Stars #178 - Stop and Listen to the Music #177 - Blue Hue Review No. 11 #176 - Stretchin' Out #175 - Some Familiar Feelings #174 - Cool Grooves #173 - Bigger Is Better #172 - Hearty Hard Bop #171 - In Search of... #170 - Songs of Summer #169 - Swingin' Incredibles #168 - The Indelible Groove #167 - Chillin' with a Hard Edge #166 - Blue Hue Review No. 10 #165 - Light Hearted, Not Light Headed #164 - Not the Hits #163 - Removing the Hat, Once Again #162 - Green is the Color #161 - Chillin' and Chattin' #160 - Second Century Jazz, a 2nd Time #159 - Second Century Jazz #158 - An Alternative Reality #157 - The Only Constant Is Change #156 - Waiting #155 - Live, Long, and on the Edge #154 - New and/or Renewed #153 - Well, Organized #152 - Blue Hue Review No. 9 #151 - Cycling Through Reality #150 - Transitions #149 - The Most Wonderful Time to Swing #148 - Yule Beboppin' #147 - Blue Hue Review No. 8 #146 - Autumn, Fall, and Travels #145 - Fairy Tales #144 - California AKA The West Coast #143 - Happy Time Tunes #142 - A Tad Chill #141 - Hard Bop ReBop #140 - Getting into the Groove #139 - More Jazz in Uncommon Time #138 - Fresh Sounds and Interpretations #137 - Very Large Ensembles #136 - The Orange and Yellow of Summer #135 - The Color Red #134 - Pining Blue #133 - 10:00 Minute Minimum #132 - Blue Hue Review No. 7 #131 - Looking South For Direction #130 - Al Fly Home #129 - Slightly Different #128 - Mood Swings #127 - More Jazz in TV #126 - Kick Starter Grooves #125 - Remembering Those Who Passed #124 - Swingin' Yule #123 - Christmas Grooves #122 - Blue and Green Xmas #121 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year #120 - Piano Players - Part VI #119 - Piano Players - Part V #118 - Piano Players - Part IV #117 - Piano Players - Part III #116 - Piano Players - Part II #115 - Piano Players - Part I #114 - Autumn and October #113 - Jump, Jive, An' Wail #112 - Takin' My Time #111 - A Fresh Take on a Proven Concept #110 - Blue Hue Review No. 6 #109 - Bobby, Jean, and Rudy #108 - A Solid Swingin' Affair #107 - The Coast, Water, and Sea #106 - Soul Food #105 - Thelonious Sphere Monk #104 - Tightknit Vocal Harmonies #103 - Beyond Mainstream #102 - Reaching for a Broader Truth #101 - Time Marches On #100 - Working through Life's Emotions   #99 - Freedom's Anniversary   #98 - Taking the Stand and Taking Charge   #97 - Paternal Instinct (Father's Day)   #96 - Relaxin' on a Summer Evening   #95 - The Music of Bill Holman   #94 - Listening at Jazz Camp   #93 - Blue Hue Review No. 5   #92 - Fresh Sounds   #91 - Jazz of Canada, eh?   #90 - A Family Affair   #89 - Jazz Brothers   #88 - Swingin' Along Down the Road   #87 - Friday Night Meets Sunday Morning   #86 - A Trio of Suites   #85 - Sun   #84 - Rain   #83 - Turning It Around   #82 - Reflecting on Human Interaction   #81 - Bouncing Angular   #80 - Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver   #79 - Poetry, Jazz, and the Beat   #78 - Slightly Bigger Band   #77 - Jazz in 3:00 Time   #76 - Deep Exploration   #75 - Remembrance   #74 - Reflection   #73 - Celebration   #72 - Have Yourself a Very Merry Xmas   #71 - A Not So Blue Xmas   #70 - The Twelve Swings of Christmas   #69 - Blue Hue Review No. 4   #68 - Autumn   #67 - A Point in Time   #66 - Jazz from Outer Space   #65 - An Hour's Slice   #64 - Bad or Blue?   #63 - The Number Four   #62 - Sir Charles Birdingly Parker   #61 - Groovin' Along   #60 - Affirming the Goal   #59 - Taking a Walk Outside   #58 - Improv Is What It's About   #57 - Swingin' Songs   #56 - Tracks in Between   #55 - Winding Down   #54 - Afro-Cuban Sounds   #53 - Big Band and Boogie   #52 - Spring Has Sprung   #51 - 1 Brecker, 2, and 3   #50 - Thought About Thinking   #49 - Hard Bop and Some Blues   #48 - Something Old and Something New   #47 - Soul Jazz   #46 - Subtly Swingin'   #45 - Just Because   #44 - Yuletide Treats   #43 - Piano, Weather, and the Donald   #42 - Trying Something New   #41 - Blue Hue Review No. 3   #40 - Female Vocalists   #39 - Jazz in TV   #38 - Chillin' Out   #37 - Nocturnal Thoughts   #36 - Magic, Piano, and Blues   #35 - Exploration and Exposition   #34 - Latin Jazz   #33 - Remembering Sunday Nite   #32 - Organized   #31 - Good Vibes   #30 - Rent Party   #29 - Top Notch Listening Music   #28 - A Jazz Oasis   #27 - Jazz Rock Fusion   #26 - Jazz in Uncommon Time   #25 - Steve Allen Interviews   #24 - Straight Talk   #23 - Jazz for Listening   #22 - Big Band Jazz   #21 - Musical Joy   #20 - Cool School   #19 - Hot and Mellow   #18 - Blue Hue Review No. 2   #17 - Stretching the Edge   #16 - Christmas Jazz   #15 - Simple Creativity   #14 - Creative Expression   #13 - Celebration of Song   #12 - Playing in Jazz Band   #11 - Blue Hue Review No. 1   #10 - Deep Cuts     #9 - Favorite Chair     #8 - People, Past and Present     #7 - Musical Tootsie Pop     #6 - Audio Odyssey     #5 - Feeling Good     #4 - Cruising in San Francisco     #3 - Running the Circuit     #2 - Ground Transportation     #1 - Art at Its Best


#245 Swingin' Big Bands




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Although often thought of as the jazz vehicle of choice until the close of WWII, the big band remains an important part of jazz. Although economics make it challenging for such ensembles to tour, they remain a driving force of jazz exploration in the studio and film soundtracks. In this hour, we will dig some of the swingin' sounds of larger ensembles making their imprint after the end of the "Big Band era".

     
Artist Track Album
Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Thundering Herds 1945-1947
Woody Herman Lemon Drop Keeper of the Flame:
   the Complete Capitol Recordings
Count Basie Orchestra Sloo Foot Basie Plays Hefti
Stan Kenton Exit Stage Left Adventures in Blues
Quincy Jones The Twitch The Quintessence
Oliver Nelson Cool Full Nelson
Gerald Wilson Milestones Moment of Truth
Gil Evans Where Flamingos Fly Out of the Cool
Miles Davis & Gil Evans The Duke Miles Ahead
Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra Goodbye World Make Me Smile & Other New Work
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Thanks for the Beautiful Land Portraits By Ellington
Buddy Rich Nutville The Roar of '74