His use of strings and arrangements blending commercialism with interesting musical values was almost unique of its kind. But Shaw was a contrary soul, critical of any pandering to audiences." - The Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD," referring to Artie Shaw
For someone hoping to pitch swing-era big band music to today's counterculture, Artie Shaw might be the perfect choice.
The famous clarinetist died Dec. 29, 2003, at the age of 94 from ...