Glenn Miller's reign as the most popular bandleader in the U.S. came relatively late in his career and was relatively brief, lasting only about three and a half years, from the spring of 1939 to the fall of 1942. But during that period he utterly dominated popular music, and over time he has proven the most enduring figure of the swing era, with reissues of his recordings achieving gold record status 40 years after his death. Miller developed a distinctive sound in which a high-pitched clarinet carried the melody, doubled by a saxophone section playing an octave lower, and he used that sound to produce a series of hits that remain definitive examples of swing music. Miller's approach is not much appreciated by jazz fans…
In the Christmas Mood features the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing a variety of holiday favorites. Featured performances include "Sleigh Ride," "Silver Bells," "Jingle Bells," and "Frosty the Snowman," in addition to 19 others. Although recorded after the death of Glenn Miller himself, his orchestra does a great job of capturing the sound that made the band so famous as they make their way through many holiday classics. They turn them into wonderful swing arrangements that serve to both entertain fans of the genre and add holiday spirit to your home.
The biography of the Bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944, with a lot of his arangements, partly in an authentic cast.
Remastered compilation album with the original recordings of Glenn Miller, both from the records of his prior civil period as the band he led in the army. Miller was the musician, trombonist, arranger, composer and big band most famous between 1939 and 1943, during the era of 'swing'. Although jazz purists always found reasons for criticism, above all Miller made his music to please his audience and has continued to achieve until now.