Category: All That Jazz

  • Big Band and Swing Music Era

    Big Band and Swing Music Era

    Table of Contents Swing Swing is the jazz style that emerged during the early 1930s and emphasized big bands. Propelled by the popular Benny Goodman, it spilled into the late 1940s and then remained popular in recordings, film, and television music long after its main proponents had disbanded. Most swing-style groups had at least 10 […]

  • Tin Pan Alley Jazz

    Tin Pan Alley Jazz

    Table of Contents Tin Pan Alley “Tin Pan Alley was a real alley on East Fourteenth Street near Third (in New York). But it was never just a place, Tin Pan Alley has come to be known for an era of songwriting when many musical ideas mixed together to form American Popular Music. Tin Pan […]

  • History of the Early Jazz Age

    History of the Early Jazz Age

    The powerful music that we call jazz originated around the end of the 19th century in New Orleans. It welded together the elements of Ragtime, marching band music, and the Blues. What made Jazz significantly different from the other earlier forms of music was the use of improvisation. Jazz displayed a break from traditional music […]

  • History of the Jazz Age Diagram

    History of the Jazz Age Diagram

    This jazz history diagram, history of jazz chart, or Jazz Graph, of the interrelationships of Jazz Styles was gleaned from jazz historian, Joachim Berendt’s The Jazz Book. This book is indispensable to any person seeking a comprehensive survey of the history of jazz music. I have many times just wished I could see a visualization of how […]

  • Benny Goodman, who was known as the King of Swing

    Benny Goodman, who was known as the King of Swing

    Benjamin “Benny†David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was one of the most important clarinetists and bandleaders of jazz and swing music and became known as the “Rajah of Rhythm†and the”King of Swing.†Born into a poor Jewish immigrant family from Russia, Benny became a household name as the “King of […]

  • top 15 famous jazz clarinet players

    top 15 famous jazz clarinet players

    Any attempt to make a list of famous jazz clarinet players is bound to fall short in someone’s mind. What even makes clarinet players famous? Is it how popular they are or how innovative they are? The most famous clarinet player may only be famous because a racially charged world wouldn’t allow for a person […]

  • The Essential Artie Shaw

    The Essential Artie Shaw

    For those who want Artie’s top hits and the artistic triumphs that brought him undying esteem, this 2-CD set is it! Smashes like Begin the Beguine; Back Bay Shuffle; Frenesi; Blues in the Night; Nightmare; Indian Love Call; Traffic Jam; Deep in a Dream, and Star Dust join an unissued Streamline (1936), and 28 more. […]

  • The Essential Benny Goodman

    The Essential Benny Goodman

    Click here This fantastic new 2CD has Benny Goodman’s voluminous output to two “essential” CDs and 40 songs including the previously un-issued master takes of “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “Don’t Be That Way”. It represents his most vital and accessible recordings mostly from the 1930s and early 1940s when Goodman did his most innovative swing […]

  • Family of Woodwind Instruments Played in Jazz

    Family of Woodwind Instruments Played in Jazz

    People would maybe consider jazz as comfort music. The music is classy and classic and has a sway to it. It gives you relaxation every time you listen to it. Listening to jazz music would probably bring you back to the 60s where men tend to wear suits, ties, and fedora hats. This is a […]