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#294 - Personal Favorites III #293 - Personal Favorites II #292 - Personal Favorites I #291 - Four Cool Clark(e)s #290 - Swing, Swing, Swing #289 - Saxophoninally Speaking #288 - Looking South #287 - Snarky Stuff #286 - Lunar Tunes #285 - Tone Poet & Acoustic Sounds - Part VI #284 - Swingin' All the Way #283 - Current Grooves #282 - California Homeland #281 - Turnin' It All Around #280 - Happy Go Lucky? #279 - Expectin' the Unexpected #278 - Latin Sounds #277 - Swingin' Standards and Big Bands #276 - What's New? #275 - Waiting #274 - The Beat Moves On #273 - Blue Hue Review No. 15 #272 - Checking Out Chick, Who Checked Out #271 - Life's Challenges #270 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part V #269 - Groovin' Along the Way #268 - Seeking a New Day #267 - Island Trips #266 - Departed Cats - Part II #265 - Departed Cats - Part I #264 - Yuletide that Swings #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


#290 Swing, Swing, Swing




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There are many eras and sub-genres in the audio tapestry that we know as jazz. One era that met with much popular acceptance, perhaps more so than any other, was the swing era from the early 1930s through the late 1940s. Relative to the schools of jazz that were still to come, to many this era was simple and accessible, although deceptively so. The rhythms were danceable, melodies were largely diatonic and easy to follow, but underpinning it were chord changes and harmonic structures that were laying the groundwork for the future. In this hour we will explore the kaleidoscope of sounds originating from this era and how their influence has remained a factor even today.

     
Artist Track Album
Duke Robillard Jumpin' Blues Swing
Count Basie Rock-A-Bye Basie Lester Leaps In
Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball The Thundering Herds 1945-1947
Charlie Christian Seven Come Eleven The Genius of the Electric Guitar
Little Charlie & the Nightcats My Money's Green Disturbing the Peace
Count Basie Blues in Hoss' Flat Chairman of the Board
Scott Hamilton You're Not the Kind After Hours
Nat 'King' Cole When I Grow Too Old To Dream The Complete After Midnight Sessions
Red Garland M Squad Red in Bluesville
Duke Ellington U.M.M.G. Ellington Jazz Party in Stereo
Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge
   & Anita O'Day
Let Me Off Uptown Let Me Off Uptown!
Seth Macfarlane & Norah Jones If I Had a Talking Picture of You In Full Swing
Herb Ellis & Jimmy Giuffre You Know Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre