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George Gee Swing Orchestra: Swing Makes You Happy!

“Swing music is a living, growing, and evolving art form,” says bandleader George Gee in his liner notes for Swing Makes You Happy!, featuring his 11-piece Swing Orchestra. He could hardly have produced a better example of that sentiment: This album is convivial-true to its title-and feels remarkably, almost startlingly hip, without sacrificing its lineage … Read More “George Gee Swing Orchestra: Swing Makes You Happy!”

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Eddie Erickson Live With His International Swing Band: I’m Old Fashioned

This septet is truly international: they represent the USA, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands and Italy. Fortunately, they all speak fluent jazz. The concert took place in Germany, September 2007, and included rare gems and great standards from the 20s through the 40s. The gem that sparkles brightest is Eddie Erickson. He could make it as … Read More “Eddie Erickson Live With His International Swing Band: I’m Old Fashioned”

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