Monday, March 16, 2009

Ellington, D. (1931)

The thing; whether it be simply a piece of music, or any activity of importance, with music being a metaphor for said activity, is of no real significance, if its rhythm, literal or otherwise, does not have the relentless forward motion or the historical and sociological significance of the feel decribed as 'swing'.


  1. Yes indeed - it's gotta have that swing. To paraphrase another jazz legend, if you've got to ask if it swings, then you'll never know!