Swing music –or simply swing- is a music style that developed in the early 1930s. The rhythm section of bass and drums serve as “anchor” for wind instruments such as trumpets and trombones, and woodwind instruments such as saxophone and clarinets. Once and again, violins and guitars resurface in the arrangements. Swing means momentum, and it originated from the phrase “swing feeling”, because the main emphasis of the rhythm is on the second and fourth beats (off beat), which represent the weaker/lighter impulses in the metrics (for example, in classical music). Swing bands usually introduced soloists, like Benny Goodman, one of the most popular band leaders, who improvised with the melody. Between 1935 and 1946 (also known as the swing era), swing music reached its high point and was the favorite kind of music in the U.S. Boosted by the swing trend, other newer jazz styles were created. Some examples are cool jazz and Latin jazz.
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Upbeat Big Band tune
Mid tempo big band tune
A very relaxed slapstick and big band number. In the very first part the piano doubled by pizzicato strings introduce the melody, then all string and woodwind players come into play. The middle section is carried by trumpets and trombones and form therefore a B-part which can be also used seperately.
French flair, outstanding accordion in a duet with a gypsy guitar, cheerful Parisian nightlife
The balls roles and everybody is waiting for the first prize, the great Saturdaynight show for millions.
Vintage jazz / Acoustic jazz in the style of D'jango etc, Historical / 1910-1950, with a happy, playful mood, Acoustic guitars, upright bass, violin/fiddle, subtle jazz drums,
Relaxed ragtime played by the piano, with a jazzy middle part.
swing, fender rhodes piano, with nice pad and rhythm
Swinging, small combo jazz. Electric guitar over bass & drums, with a classic jazzy organ comp and a great jazz guitar solo in the middle. Classic 'jazz club' stuff.
Gitano Jazz sounds-like the unforgettable Django Reinhardt (1903 - 1953)
A romantic jazz ensemble inviting you to relax and to feel good. A muted solo trumpet plays the melody.
Happy, uptempo "Hot Club of France" type jazz, performed on acoustic guitars. ("Boulangerie" is French and means Bakery).
A small but fine jazz combo makes the mood
Pushing drum intro, walking bass in a jazz-trio-setup, the piano improvised. Later a drum computer appears on the stage.
The curtain is drawn…..
The Game Show opens its doors.
Light and bouncy blues. This medium track begins with a single alto sax playing the lead melody. On the repeat, more saxes join in to create a lush ensemble playing harmonies before each player has their solo. Upbeat and uplifting.
A happy-go-lucky swinging jazz song with a carefree attitude featuring piano, vibes, guitar, bass and drums with brushes.
Happy Sunday afternoon in a small American town, nice neighbors, lovely children, and the pictures are still in the black and white of the 50's.
A delightfully happy and elated jazz swing tune perfect for developing friendships, featuring flute, vibes, piano, acoustic bass and guitar.
A wistful and hopeful waltz with piano, guitar, electric piano and bass.