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Nightfall: Cool & Smooth Jazz Classics 1920s 30s & 40s (Past Perfect) Relaxing jazz music

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The Past Perfect Channel expertly remasters #vintagemusic from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. French Music, Retro Music, Saxophone Music, Italian Music, #JazzMusic, Swing Band Music, Morning Music, Piano and Guitar Music, Music while Cooking, Christmas Music, Background Music, Holiday Music, #BigBands, #DanceBands, Love Songs, Tea Dances, Vintage Parties, Murder Mystery Events, Ballroom Dancing, War Re-enactment Events, Nostalgic Songs. Master Rights Copyright: Past Perfect Limited


 1. 00:00:00 Benny Carter Nightfall
2. 00:03:13 Coleman Hawkins Body And Soul
3. 00:06:18 Duke Ellington Blue Feeling
4. 00:09:35 Benny Goodman Memories Of You
5. 00:12:52 Benny Carter & His Orchestra Mighty Like The Blues
6. 00:16:02 Coleman Hawkins Lost In A Fog
7. 00:19:10 Duke Ellington In a Sentimental Mood
8. 00:22:31 Benny Goodman These Foolish Things
9. 00:25:49 Benny Carter Just A Mood
10. 00:29:17 Coleman Hawkins Lamentation
11. 00:32:22 Duke Ellington Stormy Weather
12. 00:35:30 Benny Goodman More Than You Know
13. 00:38:49 Benny Carter Melancholy Lullaby
14. 00:41:51 Coleman Hawkins Devotion
15. 00:44:42 Duke Ellington Accent On Youth
16. 00:47:51 Benny Goodman I Surrender Dear
17. 00:50:56 Benny Carter Lazy Afternoon
18. 00:54:03 Coleman Hawkins Lullaby
19. 00:57:06 Benny Goodman Sweet Lorraine
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In retrospect, the swing era seems to have been marked by a kind of musical hedonism. The excitement generated by big bands, the exotic dance hall environments in which they worked, the vivid publicity which they earned, all contributed to the idea that non-stop enjoyment was not only desirable but inevitable. Swing numbers were usually up-tempo, the dancers busily jitterbugging, the bandsmen sometimes outlandish, their road stories helping to sustain the music’s glamorous aura.
Much of this (if not all) is true, of course. Swing-style jazz flourished in America and Europe in the immediate post-depression period, building in popularity as the Second World War loomed so who can blame the fans for their desire to shut out oncoming difficulties? They wanted entertainment and pleasure, and loved the animation and vitality of the best swing bands. For all that, the famous orchestras or instrumentalists of the day knew full well that a diet of non-stop flag-wavers could pall and paced their presentations with slower ballads and blues, often featuring a key soloist who might create a lush version of a show song. Of course, this allowed dancers to smooch, to linger romantically, before the programme changed.
It’s this facet of swing – its ‘laid-back’ aspect in modern parlance – which we celebrate here. Tempos are slower and some smaller groups are given their head, the individual players better able to demonstrate their virtuosity and control. The music still swings, but there’s subtlety and sophistication in these performances as well.

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1. 00:00:00 Benny Carter Nightfall
2. 00:03:13 Coleman Hawkins Body And Soul
3. 00:06:18 Duke Ellington Blue Feeling
4. 00:09:35 Benny Goodman Memories Of You
5. 00:12:52 Benny Carter & His Orchestra Mighty Like The Blues
6. 00:16:02 Coleman Hawkins Lost In A Fog
7. 00:19:10 Duke Ellington In a Sentimental Mood
8. 00:22:31 Benny Goodman These Foolish Things
9. 00:25:49 Benny Carter Just A Mood
10. 00:29:17 Coleman Hawkins Lamentation
11. 00:32:22 Duke Ellington Stormy Weather
12. 00:35:30 Benny Goodman More Than You Know
13. 00:38:49 Benny Carter Melancholy Lullaby
14. 00:41:51 Coleman Hawkins Devotion
15. 00:44:42 Duke Ellington Accent On Youth
16. 00:47:51 Benny Goodman I Surrender Dear
17. 00:50:56 Benny Carter Lazy Afternoon
18. 00:54:03 Coleman Hawkins Lullaby
19. 00:57:06 Benny Goodman Sweet Lorraine

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I am eighty two and this music reminds me of the fifties being in Chicago and in the little combo clubs that we had where couples slow danced

Author — dian kreczmer

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can you imagine slow dancing to this with the love of your life i-

Author — Marissa Hadaway

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This makes me wanna time travel to an era I never got the chance to live in

Author — Sentimental Gentleman

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I love listening to this while I do my makeup, it makes me feel like a glamourous old Hollywood star

Author — Jocelyn Garcia Pedraza

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Oh hell yes, someone bring me a martini and a cigar.

Author — NightFlower

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I can imagine myself walking down the streets of New York at night, listening to this music being played in the record shops while looking at all the dazzling street signs with the cool wind of the night air gently blowing...

Author — Rae Smith

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Is it just me, or would this music be great to play while hosting a dinner party.

Author — Brian Wells

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I feel like I'm stuck in Tom and Jerry episodes... I would love that though...

Author — Apurva Neurgaonkar-Govande

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I like to open a second tab and play some gentle rain along with this and curl up with a good book and a hot tea. Great atmosphere. Thank you.

Author — Kate Cometsevah

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I’m 14 and now I’m here listening to my grandfather’s style of music on YouTube...

Author — Aldrich Smith

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I lost my grandma a few months ago, she was very dear to me and she used to tell me stories about that era, well not in New York, but in Athens. Anyway, listening to this kind of music makes me feel like shes with me once again, telling me stories about how beautifull the world was back then. My point is, music that really speaks to you, it feeds your soul and makes your imagination far more powerfull than anything technology can provide these days. Keep using your imagination or you will lose it folks!

Author — Acid Beatz

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This really captures a time and place that I was the most happy in my life.Late night in New York in the fifties, what a great time.Thank you so much.   Its great the tempo is just so right.

Author — Don Bagley

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I use this as background music when I write detective stories

Author — Miles Fraser

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Goodnight and good morning. Wherever you are, I hope you’re happy.

Author — Heel Moxley

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Stormy nights, whiskey, records, and confronting your memories again

Author — E Pickering

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I can only imagine the sights, smells and sounds of the past.what I wouldn't give to experience this. Today's world feels just wrong. Deep in my bones. Wish I would have been born in a different time.

Author — Alexander Harris

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I love the 1940s, most of my nights I read a book about WWII history and while I listen to this. It feels calm, chill, and romantic. 👍🏻

Author — Michael Tomlinson

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Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for tonight... while stuck at home fighting a tough sickness, & angry at this weird modern world in which people are superficial, self-absorbed, seem barely human, aren't individuals and don't take good, responsible, kind care of one another anymore.

This is music that would've played in my grandparents' little house, and it takes me back to those days :) Very healing. Thank you for this mellow, cheery, perfect mix.

Author — Iahel Cathartes Aura

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I have so many of these in my collection of 78s. I like to bring them out on a snowy night, light a fire (in the fireplace) enjoy a good cigar and a little brandy and wind up the old victrola.

Author — Edward Hayden