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Jazz, Vol. 8: Big Bands Before 1935

Various Artists
Jazz, Vol. 8: Big Bands Before 1935

There is no single kind of music that led to the creation of jazz. Instead, the genre evolved, and continues to evolve, from diverse musical avenues. The best big band jazz orchestration is created from within, not imposed from above, and this collection presents fourteen tracks that demonstrate the developing art of arranging for large ensembles. From Fletcher Henderson’s dance band to Bernie Moten’s regional ensemble, these musicians helped invent a panoply of big band styles.

Track Listing

101
Copenhagen Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 2:55
102
Money Blues Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:07
103
Jackass Blues Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:16
104
Kansas City Breakdown Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, Bennie Moten 2:59
105
Boy in the Boat Charlie Johnson and His Orchestra 3:46
106
Hot and Bothered Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 3:20
107
Saratoga Shout Luis Russell and His Orchestra 3:40
201
Four or Five Times McKinney's Cotton Pickers 2:53
202
Six or Seven Times The Little Chocolate Dandies 3:30
203
Buy, Buy for Baby Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra 2:56
204
Beale Street Blues The Charleston Chasers 3:05
205
In Dat Mornin' Jimmie Lunceford and His Chicksaw Syncopators 3:30
206
Moten's Swing Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 3:27
207
Down South Camp Meetin' Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:11

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