|Big Band Jump: The Great Swing Band Anthology|
|Written by David Talaga|
This collection of 12 swinging tracks is a bit short at only 37 minutes, but more than makes up for it's brevity in quality. Compiled from V-discs and radio broadcasts during the height of the swing era, these 12 tracks really sizzle. There isn't a single loser on here : six medium-tempo tracks that are good for Lindy Hoppers and moderate Jitterbuggers, plus six fast ones, including one 3 alarm number from Glenn Miller. The bands of Ellington, Berigan, Shaw, Miller, Teagarden, James, Basie, Krupa, Herman, Dorsey, Crosby, and Goodman are represented with great performances of Back Bay Shuffle, Opus One, Two O'clock Jump, and Flying Home.