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artie shaw is amazing!!

everyone should buy this album!! artie shaw is amazing! a friend of mine recently introduced me to big band music, and now i am obsessed!! especially with artie shaw, he is just incredible!! my favorite song is definately begin the beguine, but all of them are great!!!

Biography

Born: May 23, 1910 in New Haven, CT

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

One of jazz's finest clarinetists, Artie Shaw never seemed fully satisfied with his musical life, constantly breaking up successful bands and running away from success. While Count Basie and Duke Ellington were satisfied to lead just one orchestra during the swing era, and Benny Goodman (due to illness) had two, Shaw led five, all of them distinctive and memorable. After growing up in New Haven, CT, and playing clarinet and alto locally, Shaw spent part of 1925 with Johnny Cavallaro's dance band...
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Greatest Big Band Classics, Artie Shaw
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  • $24.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Jul 01, 2009

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