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The Swing Era

III. Important Figures

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Count Basie

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Duke Ellington

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Art Tatum

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Benny Goodman

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Vaughn & Williams


A. Big Bands

      

1.

Count Basie (pianist) 

      

2.

Duke Ellington (pianist) 

      

3.

Fletcher Henderson (pianist) 

Audio Snippets

speakerspacer Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie
speakerspacer Main Stem - Duke Ellington


B. Swing Combos

      

1.

Art Tatum Trio 

      

2.

Benny Goodman Trio, Quartet, and Sextet 

      

3.

The Kansas City Seven (Count Basie‚Äôs small group) 


C. Soloists

      

1.

Benny Goodman, clarinet (1909-1986) 

      

2.

Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone (1904-1969) 

      

3.

Lester Young, tenor saxophone (1909-1959) 

Audio Snippets

speakerspacer Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
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