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big band

noun as in a large dance band

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Later, Dizzy Gillespie hired Morgan to replace Joe Gordon in his big band.

The 130-person Field Band comprises several performing groups, from orchestra to big band ensemble, jazz group to a country outfit called the Six-String Soldiers.

The song brought to mind the comforting prewar music of the big bands.

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“Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” brings the rock chameleon into jazz territory, backed up by a horn-heavy jazz big band.

He did it with a big band, as if he was in his own golden era of old Broadway.

This kind of situation happened over and over again in the big-band years and later during the doo-wop era.

Burleigh says he 'lost his nerve' when they met Red Cloud's big band.

A big band of deer's workin' down this way, and they're like to come out any time.

Once without much difficulty I regularly rounded up a big band of them, so that John Burroughs could look at them.

I were comin' t' my lower tilt, an' when I gets handy t' un what does I see but a big band o' mountaineers around th' tilt.

We both stopped an' looked eround, an' thar stood watchin' us a big band o' wild hawgs.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to big band, such as: jazz band, dance orchestra, and swing band.

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