Eddie Reed

In the 1990s, when someone refers to “traditional big band swing,” there is always an implication of the Lawrence Welk variety: music played by old people for old people with slowed tempos, overplayed melodies, stock arrangements, trite solos, and a serious shortage of genuine enthusiasm. The term “swing” has been diluted through the years and has come to mean a variety of things including rhythm and blues, jump blues, be bop, etc

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