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Swing Jazz


The swing jazz band is modeled after a marching band, with a saxophone (lead), trumpet and trombone sections.

The sections are musically devised, responding independently of each other, or creating an ensemble as a single body. The saxophone section is the core of the swing band, consisting of alto, tenor and baritone saxophones with different ranges, as well as a choir divided into audio parts. The most common knitting is 2 altos, 1 to 2 tenor, 1 baritone.

For a swing band, it is often the part that expresses your personality. You have a surprisingly free idea of ​​what sound to make.

The history of the swing era is divided into two parts. The first period from 1924 to 1932, the previous swing period, and the second period from the middle of the 1950s to the 1960s.

Each is distinguished by the size of the band and the relationship between the voices, the phrasing of the swing and the maturity of the rhythm, and the expressiveness of the soloist who has grown and refined his personality.

However, during the Great Recession from 30 to 32 years, the number of records made was very small, so there was little recorded evidence to tell the story.