Big Bands

It don’t mean a thing if you ‘aint got that swing!

The distinctive sounds of trumpets, sax and trombones alongside the piano, guitar and drums with a compelling swing rhythm is what makes big band music so instantly recognisable. The big band orchestras were showy, daring and produced a sound that you just had to dance to. Our big band collections cover the genre from US big band greats such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Cab Calloway through to Jimmie Lunceford’s Swing Orchestra; maybe not as well known a name, but claimed to be “one of the greatest swing bands that ever was” by none other than Count Basie. With Past Perfect recordings, you can enjoy the unmistakable big band sound with our unique collection of nostalgic recordings. Featuring vintage classics such as ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree’ and ‘GI Jive’, all our tracks have been expertly remastered for the sharpest transfers of original sounds. “The instruments come across so clearly one could transcribe the score!” Jazzpodium Magazine

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The distinctive sounds of trumpets, sax and trombones alongside the piano, guitar and drums with a compelling swing rhythm is what makes big band music so instantly recognisable. The big band orchestras were showy, daring and produced a sound that you just had to dance to. Our big band collections cover the genre from US big band greats such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Cab Calloway through to Jimmie Lunceford’s Swing Orchestra; maybe not as well known a name, but claimed to be “one of the greatest swing bands that ever was” by none other than Count Basie. With Past Perfect recordings, you can enjoy the unmistakable big band sound with our unique collection of nostalgic recordings. Featuring vintage classics such as ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree’ and ‘GI Jive’, all our tracks have been expertly remastered for the sharpest transfers of original sounds. “The instruments come across so clearly one could transcribe the score!” Jazzpodium Magazine
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