Tin Pan Alley Jazz

Tin Pan Alley on West 28th Street.

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… Continue reading Tin Pan Alley Jazz

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… Continue reading History of the Jazz Age Diagram

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… Continue reading Benny Goodman, who was known as the King of Swing

The Essential Artie Shaw

the one album you need

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.… Continue reading The Essential Artie Shaw

The Essential Benny Goodman

the benny goodman album you need

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… Continue reading The Essential Benny Goodman

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… Continue reading Family of Woodwind Instruments Played in Jazz