This week, we'll look at at the sweet and lowdown. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Ellington knew it and Irving Mills codified it but many of today's singer-songwriters from Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Nora Jones and notably Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea" have taken it to heart. From it's pre-war origins, swing music's rhythmic style based on a triplet subdivision of the beat was what moved hips out on the dance floor. On this edition of Idylic Music we'll take a 21st century spin out on the tiles with Mudville, Sliptone, Gone, King Dubby, graphiqsgroove and Terence Blanchard. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll begin in the Big Apple, the birth place of swing with Mudville and 'Blown'
Find more at www.mudvillemusic.com From Athens, Gone, Gone Gone swings with phat beats as if 'Nothings New'
Download the entire release for free at dustedwax.org UK producer Tom McNab keeps it crispy recording as Sliptone. Here is 'Don't Stop'
That and more at Hungarian netlabel www.budabeats.com Here is King Dubby.
That was 'Phases Dub' The King reigns at archive.org Japanese drummer Hoshi is Graphics Groove. This is 'Rosewood''
Listen to more at myspace.com/graphiqsgroove We'll close with Trumpeter Terence Blanchard's 'New World Created Inside the Walls of Imagination' Hear more at www.terenceblanchard.com This podcast can be heard in more than 100 countries. Look for the list at myspace.com/idyllic music
Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.