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Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007 [Dec. 24th, 2007|05:11 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |sadsad]

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Obit-Oscar-Peterson.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
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I'm showing off. [Oct. 27th, 2007|08:35 pm]
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wolfwithdances
This needs to happen more often.

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The song sounds like something from Indigo Swing, but I went through their albums on iTunes and couldn't find anything. I'll have to ask the DJ, when I see him next...unless someone on here knows their music. If you don't, then get their albums—they're awesome neo-swing without being quite as dramatic as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, or some of the other bigger productions.

And for what it's worth, when I got out of suit I got to DJ for an hour and a half...so if you need any swing recommendations, I'm your wolf.
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(no subject) [Aug. 30th, 2007|05:07 pm]
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lathunscalef
hey, I just joined and am looking for some new jazz to listen to.  I've loved jazz, especially swing jazz, for a long time.  I also play jazz (Trumpet).  My most favorite type of jazz is "dark swing."  if you don't know what that is, some examples of dark swing are Zoot Suit Riot, Mr. Pinstripe Suit, Oh Yeah, almost anything by Royal Crow Revue...basically dark swing is swing jazz where the lower instruments have melody and the more dense sounding drums are used.  anyone who knows of some of that music, or some really good swing, please point me in it's direction ;)
thanks
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival [Aug. 24th, 2007|08:33 pm]
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marauderosu
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/arts/music/24park.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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John Coltrane, big band style! [May. 25th, 2007|09:22 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |Lionel Hampton Big Band, "Moment's Notice"]

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(no subject) [May. 2nd, 2007|05:42 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

In the wake of an incident in another community I maintain, I've decided to promote frostybunny and theloniousfox to maintainers of this community. That way, if something offensive pops up, either one of us can take care of it right away. Thanks.
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Promo: Lake Texoma Jazz Festival [Apr. 5th, 2007|09:52 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |anxiousanxious]

http://www.sosu.edu/news/2007/lake-texoma-jazz-festival/

April 21st
Catfish Bay Marina on Lake Texoma
Day session runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring high school bands
Evening session starts at 6 p.m. featuring:
The Durant High School Jazz Band
The SOSU Jazz Band
Galen Jeter and the Original Dallas Jazz Orchestra
The Inaugural SOSU Reunion Jazz Band
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Sinatra and Ella [Dec. 25th, 2006|12:38 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, "The Lady Is A Tramp"]

I've just received a special Christmas gift. It's a DVD of Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music + Ella + Jobim. After watching this, it's a shame that both Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald didn't record or perform more often together.
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The world's greatest drummer, ladies and gentlemen [Nov. 7th, 2006|03:13 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |pleasedpleased]

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Duke Ellington [Sep. 27th, 2006|07:26 pm]
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marauderosu
[mood |artisticartistic]
[music |Duke Ellington, Ellington at Newport 1956 CD]

To me, Duke Ellington is the epitome of great jazz. He was perhaps the most important figure to emerge from the U.S. jazz scene in the 20th century. I personally consider him to be the greatest jazz musician of all time. He gave us memorable tunes such as "Black and Tan Fantasy," "Mood Indigo," "Sophisticated Lady," "Take the A Train," many jazz suites, and memorable musicians who played with him.

When I think of Duke Ellington, two things always seem to come to mind. First, the period between 1940-42, when he and his band were at their creative peak, when they had performers like bassist Jimmy Blanton, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Ray Nance, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Juan Tizol, drummer Sonny Greer, and arranger Billy Strayhorn. The second is the 1956 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, which was highlighted by Paul Gonsalves' 27 chorus solo on "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue," which nearly set off a riot!

Anyway, who all likes Duke Ellington (besides me)?
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