It’s the weekend, and I’m feeling big band tunes. That’s right my friends, the big band songs. Sure it’s Thursday here, but some parts of the world are already doing the weekend. We’re going back a few years, join us.
If you have the big band songs of today, play those also. Swing, Jazz, Miller, Goodman, Let’s hear them all.
Big bands started as accompaniment for dancing. In contrast to the typical jazz emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements. They gave a greater role to bandleaders, arrangers, and sections of instruments rather than soloists.