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Ernie Krivda: The Band That Swings

The revival of swing, even in its most bowdlerized manifestations, has been sanguine in re-focusing attention on the relationship of jazz to the general public. Here, for example, outgoing tenorman Ernie Krivda leads his Cleveland-based Fat Tuesday Big Band through a brisk program intended for dancers and listeners seeking good times through the medium of brassy, four-to-the-bar, boisterous big band shouting. It isn’t art music. But then jazz wasn’t born in Carnegie Hall. What it is, is fun. And, yes, the kids can dance to it!

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