Appreciating Jazz Podcast Part 7 – Swing Era

The 1930s and 1940s was jazz’s most popular style period.  Moving away from the collective improvisation of early jazz styles, the Swing Era marked the development of the big band and focused more on the arrangements rather than improvisation.  There were still many notable soloists the developed in the Swing Era and these musicians left important influences on jazz.  This podcast discusses some of the stylistic traits of Swing Era jazz and covers some of the most influential artists and bands from this period.

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