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It Don't Mean A Thing...


A mix of swing jazz from the late 30's-early 40's. A few classics and some that aren't heard as often. Includes cuts from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, and more.

14 tracks
3 comments on It Don't Mean A Thing...

"He starts the first chorus, then lines up his ideas, people, yeah, yeah, but get it, and then rises to his fate and has to blow equal to it. All of a sudden somewhere in the middle of the chorus he gets IT- everybody looks up and knows; they listen; he picks it up and carries. Time stops. He’s filling empty space with the substance of our lives, confessions of his bellybottom strain, remembrance of ideas, rehashes of old blowing. He has to blow across bridges and come back and do it with such infinite feeling soul-exploratory for the tune of the moment that everybody knows its not the tune that counts but IT." -Kerouac

"...he works, he wails, he bops he bangs, this man who was sent stoned and stabbed is now down and stretched out-he is at home at last, his music is here to stay, his imperialistic kingdoms are coming"- Kerouac