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Big Band


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Big Band refers to a jazz group of ten or more musicians, usually featuring at least three trumpets, two or more trombones, four or more saxophones, and a "rhythm section" of accompanists playing some combination of piano, guitar, bass, and drums. "Big band music" as a concept for music fans is identified most with the swing era, although there were large, jazz-oriented dance bands before the swing era of the 1930s and '40s.


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You seem so young in your picture to have such extensive knowledge of music from this era. What's the backstory for such a marvelous mix?

@ I found spotify's list of all the genres that they sort music by-- there's like around 900 different genres listed. (http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=psnjFY3R2itsqjinSs9hkZw) I'm trying to make a mix for each of these different genres, so I do research, go through YouTube, find bands and songs for each genre and make the mix. It's really opening me up to the world beyond just simple top 40 radio station music.

 
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