big band
big band ig band, A band that is the size of an orchestra, usually playing mostly jazz or swing music. The big band typically features both ensemble and solo playing, sometimes has a lead singer, and is often located in a night club where the patrons may dance to its music. The big bands were popular from the late 1920's to the 1940's. Contrasted with {combo}, which has fewer players. [PJC]

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  • Big-band — Un « big band » est une formation orchestrale, de professionnels ou d amateurs, qui interprète des œuvres du répertoire jazz, particulièrement dans le style swing jusque dans les années 1960 ; à partir de ces années, l avant garde… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Big Band — Un « big band » est une formation orchestrale, de professionnels ou d amateurs, qui interprète des œuvres du répertoire jazz, particulièrement dans le style swing jusque dans les années 1960 ; à partir de ces années, l avant garde… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Big Band — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Big Band es la expresión inglesa que hace referencia a un grupo de diez o más músicos de jazz y puede ser traducida libremente como orquesta de jazz. Contenido 1 Estructura de una Big Band 2 Las Big Band en la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Big Band — Big Band, die; , s, Big|band, die; , s [ bɪgbænd ; engl., aus: big = groß u. band, ↑ 3Band]: in Instrumentalgruppen gegliedertes großes Jazz od. Tanzorchester mit (vielfach) verschiedener Besetzung. * * * Big|band [ bɪg bænd], die; , s, (auch:)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • big band — Band Band (b[a^]nd), n. [OE. band, bond, Icel. band; akin to G., Sw., & D. band, OHG. bant, Goth. bandi, Skr. bandha a binding, bandh to bind, for bhanda, bhandh, also to E. bend, bind. In sense 7, at least, it is fr. F. bande, from OHG. bant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • big band — n a large musical band, especially popular in the 1940s and 1950s, that plays ↑jazz or dance music and has a leader who plays ↑solos ▪ Tommy Dorsey s big band >big band adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big-band — [big′band΄] adj. 1. of or characteristic of jazz as played by large bands and, specif., of dance music as played by large swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s 2. of or relating to a BIG BAND * * * …   Universalium

  • big-band — [big′band΄] adj. 1. of or characteristic of jazz as played by large bands and, specif., of dance music as played by large swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s 2. of or relating to a BIG BAND …   English World dictionary

  • big band — big bands N COUNT A big band is a large group of musicians who play jazz or dance music. Big bands were especially popular from the 1930s to the 1950s …   English dictionary

  • big-band — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. big bend] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mż I, D. u, Mc. big bandndzie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} zespół muzyczny 10–20 osobowy, złożony z sekcji instrumentów dętych i sekcji rytmicz nej, grający muzykę rozrywkową lub jazzową… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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