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Big Band Remixed & Reinvented

1 Mar 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2007
  • Label: Sunswept Music
  • Copyright: Essential Media Group, LLC 2007
  • Total Length: 1:18:06
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  • ASIN: B001IJWF4G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,338 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Curmudgeon on 3 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Although it seems just about every genre of music has been remixed into kitsch downtempo, Big Band may be the first to 'reinvent' swing of the 1930s and 40s, at least in such a commercial manner. The approach is very similar to the recent Verve Remixed series, with plenty of cutup vocals and dance beats with a hip hop flava, although this is a long way from peak time dance. If you enjoy easy listening with a modern edge this could be the soundtrack to your next soiree.
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By Mr. H. Pellegrini on 6 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
Being under 30 and playing in Big Bands, I have always tried to add spice to what is an increasingly irrelevant, although pedagogically timeless style of music. When you have heard some of the Big-Band standards being played in up to 50 different although exoterically similar styles; you long for a change.

I essentially bought this CD for DJ-ing, hoping to get the thumping and lovable scores incorporated into a jazz/break-beat set. Whilst some of the tracks are compatible with this aesthetic, the greater proportion of the CD is composed of juvenile efforts to sync a CueBase drum machine over some less-well-known and thus expendable scores.

This CD far misses the mark on doing justice to the Big-Band classics and bringing 1920's clubbing into the 2010's is not possible with this CD. However; it is an enjoyable listen and does contain a few interesting attempts which you would show to your Jazz-adverse friends to inspire them onto Big-Band.

Only partly fulfilling its potential and obvious objective, make sure you have searched exhaustively for alternatives before purchasing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Are you kidding me 16 Oct 2006
By Jeffrey M. White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the better jazz remix collections 21 Oct 2006
By Sofalofa - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great collection of remixes from the world of Big Band music, which, though not as high-brow as your Miles Davis, John Coltrane, etc., is definitely part of the world of jazz. Some talented "mixologists" work over some oldies (from the 40's, give or take) and the results are anything but fuddy-duddy. If you like jazz remix collections like Verve Remixed, Re-bop: The Savoy Remixes, Jazz Remixed, and Blue Note Revisited (which are all pretty good too) you'll want to get this one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Love it 1 July 2009
By M. Paolini - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic! 9 Jun 2009
By Daly Mavorneen - Published on Amazon.com
What others have done with Jazz, this compilation does with Big Band and it far surpasses expectations! Just take a listen to what Mizter Koffy does with Artie Shaw's "Nightmare." If you like the deep and clunky bass lines and choppy swirl of DJ production, you'll love this! Also check out Goodbye Swingtime by The Matthew Herbert Big Band, which uses the genre of Big Band music in highly inventive ways.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Too far a stretch. 15 Sep 2007
By david lincoln brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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 hand of support to the radio listener or dancehall dancer during some lean and uncertain times. Intimacy, warmth, patriotism and encouragement 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.
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