Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Big Band: Remixed + Reinvented (Dig)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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Too far a stretch.
david lincoln brooks | boerne, texas, usa | 09/15/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not excited by these remixes, though I have very much enjoyed remixes from the bebop/cool 1950's and the R&B/Funk 1960's.
These recordings originally came out around the Depression and WWII, and were originally intended to offer a tender ear of support to the radio listener or dancehall dancer during some lean times. Intimacy and warmth were key.
Now, to hear them all filtered and treated and chopped sounds, I dunno, disrespectful to me, almost unpatriotic even! (Never thought I'd feel this way). A sort of flippant, coked-out, po-mo ultra-coolness permeates these songs... and it isn't working for me (though, as I say, it DOES work on other genres or manifestations of American pop music...)
Am I saying that 1940's Big Band is a little bit.... sacred? Yeah, I guess that's what I'm saying."
Are you kidding me
Jeffrey M. White | NY | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first time I have reviewed anything so if this tells you something... I have no collection of swing and big band music and really dont care about the style of music, but I do love trance and beats. This album is awwesome. You can hear the deep bass in all the tracks and its got a great beat. The mixing is so well done and subtle you really cant tell if your listening to music from the 40's because its so modern, but at the same time it definitely not the music of today because of the jazz horns. A good hip lounge album or for drinking martinis with friends. It will get compliments."
M. Paolini | Austin, TX United States | 07/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD, and it is going to be a stocking stuffer for a lot of my friends for the holidays since music this good has to be shared."