John Morrison's Swing City | Serious Fun

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Serious Fun

by John Morrison's Swing City

Sydney big band, Swing City, features swinging tunes from the classic big band era. Featuring special guests including James Morrison, Monica Trapaga, Simon Bartlett, and lead by the drumming Cat in the Hat, John Morrison.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sun Valley Jump
3:03 $0.99
2. Main Title Theme (Man With the Golden Arm)
3:03 $0.99
3. Mr Swing
3:18 $0.99
4. Big Swing Face
4:34 $0.99
5. Sing Sing Sing
4:00 $0.99
6. Come Rain or Come Shine
4:58 $0.99
7. Opus One
2:56 $0.99
8. Leave Us Leap
2:55 $0.99
9. Swing City
2:32 $0.99
10. Caribbean Clipper
2:47 $0.99
11. Drum Boogie
2:59 $0.99
12. Switch in Time
3:37 $0.99
13. In the Mood
3:23 $0.99
14. Lady is a Tramp
3:22 $0.99
15. Caravan
5:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Sydney Big Band, Swing City, was formed in June 1999 by drummer John Morrison, who after spending 20 years co-leading bands with his brother James Morrison, embarked on a mission to form Australia's best swing big band.

The band's repertoire includes material from all the world's greatest big bands and extends from the music of Chick Webb in the 1920's through to contemporary swing material written by the band members themselves.

All the musicians play featured solos in the show accompanied by the hard swinging rhythm section led by John.

Serious Fun also features Australia's top guest artists. James Morrison, Monica Trapaga, Pardon Me Boys ,Ignatius Jones, Simon Bartlett, and Elizabeth Carthew

John Morrison's Swing City played at the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000



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It don't mean a thing if it ain't swingin' like John Morrison's Swing City
It don't mean a thing if it ain't swingin' like John Morrison's Swing City big band on this great recording, "Serious Fun". This talented 18 piece big band from Sydney, Australia has recorded a collection of all time great swing tunes without resorting to the tired repertoire we often hear from big bands wanting to recreate the "sound of the big band era". Instead, drummer and band leader, John Morrison, calls upon his idols, Gene Krupa, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington, among others, for inspiration. Highlights of this 15 track CD include Prima's "Sing Sing Sing", Krupa's "Drum Boogie", and Ellington's "Caravan"...all featuring Morrison on drums...and rightly so. The "Cat in the Hat", as he is fondly known, sure can swing!