Drummer Gregg Field’s aptly titled The Art of Swing is an object lesson in listenable-danceable big band jazz, a not-to-be-missed classic that dancers, whatever their age, will be able to cut a rug to. Gregg Field, you ask? Well, for starters, he’s lifted bandstands with Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, and during the 1990s, Frank Sinatra. In addition to being a first-call studio stalwart, in 1998, the L.A.-based drummer produced Monica Mancini, the acclaimed recording debut by his vocalist wife.
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