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#210 - Big Bad Band #209 - American Classic #208 - Memories, Journeys, and Change #207 - Organizationally Sound #206 - Summer and BBQ #205 - Sax and Stuff #204 - Old and New Coming Together #203 - Things We Heard Today #202 - Lifetime pt. III #201 - Lifetime pt. II #200 - Two Centuries and a Lifetime #199 - Blue Hue Review No. 12 #198 - Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul #197 - Chillin' With a Few Friends #196 - Small, Large, and Medium #195 - An Adventurous Stroll #194 - Oscar, With Love #193 - What Comes to Mind #192 - Word Jazz and Poetry #191 - Greasy Grooves #190 - A Little Decompression #189 - The Darker Hue #188 - Love and Friendship #187 - Tell the Whole Story #186 - Tinklin' the Ivories #185 - Cold, Dark, Stormy & Windy Winter #184 - Turnin' the Corner #183 - Transitions 2018 #182 - End of Year Joy #181 - Giving Thanks #180 - The More, The Merrier #179 - Flights, Skies, and Stars #178 - Stop and Listen to the Music #177 - Blue Hue Review No. 11 #176 - Stretchin' Out #175 - Some Familiar Feelings #174 - Cool Grooves #173 - Bigger Is Better #172 - Hearty Hard Bop #171 - In Search of... #170 - Songs of Summer #169 - Swingin' Incredibles #168 - The Indelible Groove #167 - Chillin' with a Hard Edge #166 - Blue Hue Review No. 10 #165 - Light Hearted, Not Light Headed #164 - Not the Hits #163 - Removing the Hat, Once Again #162 - Green is the Color #161 - Chillin' and Chattin' #160 - Second Century Jazz, a 2nd Time #159 - Second Century Jazz #158 - An Alternative Reality #157 - The Only Constant Is Change #156 - Waiting #155 - Live, Long, and on the Edge #154 - New and/or Renewed #153 - Well, Organized #152 - Blue Hue Review No. 9 #151 - Cycling Through Reality #150 - Transitions #149 - The Most Wonderful Time to Swing #148 - Yule Beboppin' #147 - Blue Hue Review No. 8 #146 - Autumn, Fall, and Travels #145 - Fairy Tales #144 - California AKA The West Coast #143 - Happy Time Tunes #142 - A Tad Chill #141 - Hard Bop ReBop #140 - Getting into the Groove #139 - More Jazz in Uncommon Time #138 - Fresh Sounds and Interpretations #137 - Very Large Ensembles #136 - The Orange and Yellow of Summer #135 - The Color Red #134 - Pining Blue #133 - 10:00 Minute Minimum #132 - Blue Hue Review No. 7 #131 - Looking South For Direction #130 - Al Fly Home #129 - Slightly Different #128 - Mood Swings #127 - More Jazz in TV #126 - Kick Starter Grooves #125 - Remembering Those Who Passed #124 - Swingin' Yule #123 - Christmas Grooves #122 - Blue and Green Xmas #121 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year #120 - Piano Players - part VI #119 - Piano Players - part V #118 - Piano Players - part IV #117 - Piano Players - part III #116 - Piano Players - part II #115 - Piano Players - part I #114 - Autumn and October #113 - Jump, Jive, An' Wail #112 - Takin' My Time #111 - A Fresh Take on a Proven Concept #110 - Blue Hue Review No. 6 #109 - Bobby, Jean, and Rudy #108 - A Solid Swingin' Affair #107 - The Coast, Water, and Sea #106 - Soul Food #105 - Thelonious Sphere Monk #104 - Tightknit Vocal Harmonies #103 - Beyond Mainstream #102 - Reaching for a Broader Truth #101 - Time Marches On #100 - Working through Life's Emotions   #99 - Freedom's Anniversary   #98 - Taking the Stand and Taking Charge   #97 - Paternal Instinct (Father's Day)   #96 - Relaxin' on a Summer Evening   #95 - The Music of Bill Holman   #94 - Listening at Jazz Camp   #93 - Blue Hue Review No. 5   #92 - Fresh Sounds   #91 - Jazz of Canada, eh?   #90 - A Family Affair   #89 - Jazz Brothers   #88 - Swingin' Along Down the Road   #87 - Friday Night Meets Sunday Morning   #86 - A Trio of Suites   #85 - Sun   #84 - Rain   #83 - Turning It Around   #82 - Reflecting on Human Interaction   #81 - Bouncing Angular   #80 - Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver   #79 - Poetry, Jazz, and the Beat   #78 - Slightly Bigger Band   #77 - Jazz in 3:00 Time   #76 - Deep Exploration   #75 - Remembrance   #74 - Reflection   #73 - Celebration   #72 - Have Yourself a Very Merry Xmas   #71 - A Not So Blue Xmas   #70 - The Twelve Swings of Christmas   #69 - Blue Hue Review No. 4   #68 - Autumn   #67 - A Point in Time   #66 - Jazz from Outer Space   #65 - An Hour's Slice   #64 - Bad or Blue?   #63 - The Number Four   #62 - Sir Charles Birdingly Parker   #61 - Groovin' Along   #60 - Affirming the Goal   #59 - Taking a Walk Outside   #58 - Improv Is What It's About   #57 - Swingin' Songs   #56 - Tracks in Between   #55 - Winding Down   #54 - Afro-Cuban Sounds   #53 - Big Band and Boogie   #52 - Spring Has Sprung   #51 - 1 Brecker, 2, and 3   #50 - Thought About Thinking   #49 - Hard Bop and Some Blues   #48 - Something Old and Something New   #47 - Soul Jazz   #46 - Subtly Swingin'   #45 - Just Because   #44 - Yuletide Treats   #43 - Piano, Weather, and the Donald   #42 - Trying Something New   #41 - Blue Hue Review No. 3   #40 - Female Vocalists   #39 - Jazz in TV   #38 - Chillin' Out   #37 - Nocturnal Thoughts   #36 - Magic, Piano, and Blues   #35 - Exploration and Exposition   #34 - Latin Jazz   #33 - Remembering Sunday Nite   #32 - Organized   #31 - Good Vibes   #30 - Rent Party   #29 - Top Notch Listening Music   #28 - A Jazz Oasis   #27 - Jazz Rock Fusion   #26 - Jazz in Uncommon Time   #25 - Steve Allen Interviews   #24 - Straight Talk   #23 - Jazz for Listening   #22 - Big Band Jazz   #21 - Musical Joy   #20 - Cool School   #19 - Hot and Mellow   #18 - Blue Hue Review No. 2   #17 - Stretching the Edge   #16 - Christmas Jazz   #15 - Simple Creativity   #14 - Creative Expression   #13 - Celebration of Song   #12 - Playing in Jazz Band   #11 - Blue Hue Review No. 1   #10 - Deep Cuts     #9 - Favorite Chair     #8 - People, Past and Present     #7 - Musical Tootsie Pop     #6 - Audio Odyssey     #5 - Feeling Good     #4 - Cruising in San Francisco     #3 - Running the Circuit     #2 - Ground Transportation     #1 - Art at Its Best

#210 Big Bad Band


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The jazz idiom draws heavily upon improvisation; however, this is not to say that every encounter is a solely unscripted affair. While in smaller ensembles the head of a tune is generally well established with rest left to the artists' interpretation and creation, in the big band there is much more opportunity for a composed perspective, albeit one surrounded by plenty of improvisation. Hence, a morsel of symphonic endeavor can be found in the larger ensemble setting. In this hour, we will explore some big bad bands and their tone, color, and impressions of musical form.

     
Artist Track Album
Ray Charles Strike Up the Band Genius + Soul = Jazz
Maynard Ferguson The Lamp Is Low Boy with Lots of Brass
Quincy Jones Hummin' Gula Matari
Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland
   Big Band with Stan Getz
Touchstone Change of Scenes
Buddy Rich Bouncin' with Bud Class of '78
George Benson Ready Now That You Are Big Boss Band
Charlie Watts Paint it Black Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band
Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen The Moon Her Majesty Poetry for the Beat Generation
Bill Holman The Moon Is Blue Bill Holman's Great Big Band
John Beasley Evidence John Beasley presents MONK'estra vol. II