(Get Smart @ 24 Nov. 2004, 4:22) alongside the "jazz classics" i really like "soul jazz" a la Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc. hammond organ abounds and really creates an awesome groove. technically jazz, i also dig late 30s-40s big band/swing as i am/was an avid swing dancer/lindyhopper. Jimmy Dorsey's version of "One O Clock Jump" is easily one of the best tunes from that era.
Get Smart, not sure if you'll even come back to this post but nice to see a fellow lindyhopper on the SF. let me guess, judging by your current musical interests and your location, you frequent Lindy Groove? so do i. very looking forward to the Barbara Morrisson show on the 9th. anyway, keep dancing. -Jeff
You're a Lindy Hopper as well? I am mostly-retired from the social Lindy Hop scene but run events around the country. I danced in Chicago from 98-02, Minneapolis in 2003, and Nashville for early 04. I'm now back in Chicago and I still DJ out of town sometimes. I have long been a devoted Basie fan and the players he had over the years, specifically Lester Young. Jazz from 1930s Kansas City has always been my personal preference, but I listen to all types of jazz. I started out when small combo soul jazz (aka 'groove') was the vogue idiom of music in Chicago, but all these years later still bask in the brilliant playing that is the Oscar Peterson Trio. Specifically I recommend OP Trio's "Night Train" to the greatest jazz album list we have going on.