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The Palomar

The Palomar

Remembering the big bands, the Swing Era....
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Bird Lives

06/13/11
Star Eyes by Charlie ParkerGeorge SpinkModerator - The PalomarLos Angeles, CaliforniaEmail Me

Glenn Miller -- Rest in Peace

04/16/11
by George SpinkModerator - The PalomarIt seems there is no end to our fascination with the question, 'Whatever happened to Glenn Miller' ...

George Shearing (1919-2011)

03/05/11
George Shearing August 13, 1919 February 14, 2011 died on Valentine's Day three weeks ago. His career spanned most of the 20th Century, ...

The Drummers - Part 1 - Buddy Rich

12/17/10
by Spencer SmartA drummer plays drums, particularly a drum kit or 'drum set' or 'trap set', which also includes cymbals, bells and various ...

Remembering Glenn Miller 66 Years Later

12/16/10
by George SpinkChristmas 1944 Major Glenn Miller, director of the U.S. Air Force Band, is missing on a flight from ...

Miles Davis' Kind of Blue: The Album that Changed Jazz

12/10/10
by Len HartJazz historians know this date April 22, 1959, the date on which Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, Bill ...

Glenn Miller as a Jazz Musician

12/06/10
by Alan BondSome interesting points about Glenn MillerI don't think that anyone would doubt his prowess as a jazz musician. A listen to ...

Division Street America

12/06/10
by George SpinkJeff Karpinski's excellent article 'The Un-Miller Sound' brings back a very pleasant memory for me from almost 35 years ...

The Un-Miller Sound

11/28/10
by Jeff KarpinskiEven the most casual listener of Big Band music won't have any trouble summarizing why Glenn Miller's music remains so ...

Gene Krupa

11/24/10
Who was 'The King of Swing'To this day, people would argue that there were many who wanted that claim. Glenn Miller Benny Goodman ...

November Seascape

11/01/10
by George SpinkThe White Cliffs of DoverNovember Seascape by George Shearing and His QuintetWhen I lived in Chicago, November was one ...

Big Band Venues - The Savoy Ballroom

10/23/10
by Jeff KarpinskiMy last post profiled the great Chick Webb Orchestra, so its only fitting that this months entry should be about the ...