After Rock came Rap and Hip Hop.

What these bands lacked at that time was the organization, cohesive power and drive needed to divert America's attention from its infatuation with sweet music in the early Depression years.

It became the most enduring musical style of the century and still shows no signs of letting up.

The Exam Schedule is: Monday – Periods 3 and 7 Exams Tuesday – Periods 4 and 8 Exams Wednesday – Periods 1, 5, and 9 Exams Make-Ups for periods 3 and 7 exams Thursday – Period 2, 6, and 10…


Swing music was appreciated at many levels.

It helped guide us through the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war recession.

The Exam Schedule is: Monday – Periods 3 and 7 Exams Tuesday – Periods 4 and 8 Exams Wednesday – Periods 1, 5, and 9 Exams Make-Ups for periods 3 and 7 exams Thursday – Period 2, 6, and 10…


Count Basie was discovered in Kansas City by John Hammond in 1936.

Jones, Harry Carney, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Ray Nance, Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears and Ellington himself.

Throughout the ‘40s, the Carnegie Hal concerts by Duke Elington and his orchestra were the annual high points of jazz performance, giving Elington the oportunity to explore his longer, clasical-influenced pieces as well as the pop tunes that made the band's reputation.



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It only went into semi-retirement.

Spanning the years 1943-47, this box set features 85 performances by Ellington backed by some of Jazz's greatest musicians including Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Junior Raglin, Al Hibbler, Claude B.

(Since this writing there was indeed a Swing revival in the 1990’s.

This box set contains a plethora of material that Ellington recorded at the legendary venue, Carnegie Hall, during the height of the Big Band movement.

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A continuación ofrecemos una recopilación de páginas web, donde descubrir gran cantidad de información del artista, así como los museos donde se encuentran las grandes obras del autor.

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As World War II approached there were at least fifty nationally famous big dance bands in the United States and hundreds of others with local reputations.

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He continued to rely heavily on and the other great arrangers mentioned above, later using charts by Harry James, Mary Lou Williams and, in 1940, the modernist Eddie Sauter.