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by Porkpie

Swingin' Jazz or Jazzy Swing, take your pick; it's the Big Band sound with half the carbs.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. Tickle Toe
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2. Hey Pete
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3. Idaho
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4. Nature Boy
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5. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
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6. Hammin' it Up
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7. As Time Goes By
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8. Being With You
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9. If I Were A Bell
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10. Comes Love
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11. Nice Work If You Can Get It
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12. Flyin' Home
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13. Lester's Mop Mop Blues
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Album Notes
This album is, in part, a tribute to the artists who came before. Pres, Bean, the Kid and the Brute, Hamp, Benny, Basie, and the rest. The album is also a forward-looking testament to the new generation who has picked up the torch to carry it for a minute or so before passing it on.

Inspired by Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Ben Webster, Lester Young, and Gene Ammons, PorkPie is a 9-piece ensemble which recreates the "Boss Tenor" sounds of the 50's and 60's. The name Porkpie comes from the round-brimmed hat that many jazz musicians, including Lester Young, wore during that era. Porkpie incorporates top talent from the jazz, swing, and jump-blues genres, combined with the arranging skills of the area's finest arrangers, to create a sound that's unforgettable! The band's sound is part Big Band, part small combo. A blend of new and old is created by mixing original music with classic swing. Porkpie's strong, swinging groove and danceable sound is a favorite among the Pacific Northwest's dedicated community of swing dancers.


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Aaron Dobbins

Heard it swing dancing
I had to buy this after hearing a couple songs while swing dancing. Great music


Tango Mujer
Can you tell me how I can buy a copy of your performance of Tango Mujer?



A brief step into audio noir that paints a sound of a past generation
This CD helps you step into the old clubs of Kansas City of the past. It has the appeal in the title and in the playing of Lester Young and cohorts. Not only on cd but I have heard the group Pork Pie in person. It is a blast to watch and listen. Listen to the sound bytes. Feet will tap, oh yes, feet will tap!

Linda Meeh

WOW, I can't stop listening to this one!
Incredible musicianship and choice of songs. Everyone I've played this for is really impressed and wants to own one. I'm looking forward to a lot more from your talented band. If you want to guarantee a good mood, put this one on!