SAM WOODING

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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This early American jazz bandleader's choice of career objectives is the principal reason he is not the household word among jazz fans like some other bandleaders of his generation. There are many critics who feel that things would have been very different for Sam Wooding had he not become one of the first wave of American expatriate jazz musicians living in Europe. If he had instead stayed on in America and gotten in on the raging domestic big band scene, odds are likely he would be as well-known as his contemporaries Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Instead, Wooding's activity had a different sort of impact on jazz history, and arguably just as an important one. By focusing on the European continent, he became one of the most authentic purveyors of the new big band jazz sounds available to the European concert public, and indeed was creating music head and read more...
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SAM WOODING Sam Wooding ‎& His Chocolate Dandies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sam Wooding ‎& His Chocolate Dandies
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970

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