from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A band that is the size of an orchestra, usually playing mostly jazz or swing music. The
big bandtypically features both ensemble and solo playing, sometimes has a lead singer, and is often located in a night club where the patrons may dance to its music. The big bandswere popular from the late 1920's to the 1940's. Contrasted with combo, which has fewer players.
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- noun A large
danceor jazz bandof 10 to 30 musicians usually featuring improvised solos by lead players, but otherwise playing orchestrated music.
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- noun a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
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