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Born James Fletcher Henderson December 18th, 1897, in Cuthbert, Georgia and died December 28th, 1952 due to a stroke.

Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams… read more

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  • Avatar for Slim_rafa
    bom demais
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    Origins and sources of jazz, the story how jazz has transformed into one of the most interesting style in the history of music.
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    Spotify playlist [url=]Jazz: Bebop, Cool, Swing, Vocal, Fusion, Modal, Stride, Dixieland, Third Stream, Big Band, Hard Bop[/url]
  • Avatar for Druid66
    A guy my dad grew up digging, who I suspect played a big role turning him on to Swing and Big Band. Now I am getting into it, too, also in thanks to him.
  • Avatar for garoto36
    that's only a question of nomenclature...
  • Avatar for johntardsbaby66
    Swing didn't exist in the 20's. Maybe primitive versions of it, like Paul Whiteman-dance band-ish kinda stuff. But swing didn't really exist until the 30's.
  • Avatar for BigBam2012
    Fletcher was the swingin' cat who set the scene, daddy-o--he was the ready-freddy with the jump-up jive & the bee-bop bounce!
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    shanghai shuffle and the stampede... LOVE.
  • Avatar for CentralDoctor
    I far prefer 20's Swing to 30's Swing. I'm not really sure why. I guess I prefer the raggier sound it has.
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