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By George T. Simon

during this booklet you will discover an extraordinary four hundred biographies that spotlight the background and team of workers of the nice bands. it truly is geared up into 4 sections: “The sizeable Bands--Then” (the scene, the leaders, the general public, the musicians, vocalists, arrangers and businessmen, recordings, radio, video clips and the press); “Inside the large Bands” (profiles of seventy two most sensible bands); “Inside extra of the large Bands” (hundreds of extra profiles prepared through different types (“The Arranging Leaders,” “The Horn-playing Leaders,” etc.); and “The colossal Bands Now.”

The tremendous Bands is without doubt one of the most sensible books at the topic. it's either readable and a useful reference resource for the learn of jazz criteria on the grounds that many have been written by means of huge band leaders or musicians or have been popularized via their performances and recordings. The index is complete with names yet lists no songs.

George T. Simon used to be one of many unique organizers and participants of the Glenn Miller Orchestra for which he performed the drums. He was once additionally one of many first writers for Metronome journal the place he remained from 1935 till 1955.

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