Da Capo Pr, April 1993. Oversize Softcover. Used - Very Good. Item #184489
From the earliest riverboat jazz to Dizzy Gillespie's Hep-Sations of 1945, Swing Out is the story of the great black dance bands who dazzled America for over 40 years. Included are stories of the greats: how Fletcher Henderson would become so hypnotised by the sound of his band that he would quit playing piano and just listen; how Bubber Miley of the Duke Ellington Orchestra invented the growl technique; how Noble Sissle became the darling of the international set; how John Hammond brought Count Basie to New York; how Erskine Hawkins developed a short musical break into the hit Tuxedo Junction; how Jimmie Lunceford created his orchestra from his high school students; and scores of other inside stories about such notables as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway and Earl Hines.