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The Dorsey Brothers

About The Dorsey Brothers

The battlin' Dorsey brothers were key in transitioning Traditional Jazz to Swing during the late 1920s and early '30s. These famed hotheads were a good match: Tommy's creamy trombone suited dreamy ballads, while Jimmy's harder-edged saxophone made them a hot rhythm outfit. They had one fight too many and by 1935 both were leading their own orchestras, but they teamed up again to fight for Swing throughout the button-down '50s. Check them out -- their music is still a blast and while Tommy became the bigger name, Jimmy's saxophone sound remains one of the forgotten joys of jazz.

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The Dorsey Brothers

The battlin' Dorsey brothers were key in transitioning Traditional Jazz to Swing during the late 1920s and early '30s. These famed hotheads were a good match: Tommy's creamy trombone suited dreamy ballads, while Jimmy's harder-edged saxophone made them a hot rhythm outfit. They had one fight too many and by 1935 both were leading their own orchestras, but they teamed up again to fight for Swing throughout the button-down '50s. Check them out -- their music is still a blast and while Tommy became the bigger name, Jimmy's saxophone sound remains one of the forgotten joys of jazz.

About The Dorsey Brothers

The battlin' Dorsey brothers were key in transitioning Traditional Jazz to Swing during the late 1920s and early '30s. These famed hotheads were a good match: Tommy's creamy trombone suited dreamy ballads, while Jimmy's harder-edged saxophone made them a hot rhythm outfit. They had one fight too many and by 1935 both were leading their own orchestras, but they teamed up again to fight for Swing throughout the button-down '50s. Check them out -- their music is still a blast and while Tommy became the bigger name, Jimmy's saxophone sound remains one of the forgotten joys of jazz.

About The Dorsey Brothers

The battlin' Dorsey brothers were key in transitioning Traditional Jazz to Swing during the late 1920s and early '30s. These famed hotheads were a good match: Tommy's creamy trombone suited dreamy ballads, while Jimmy's harder-edged saxophone made them a hot rhythm outfit. They had one fight too many and by 1935 both were leading their own orchestras, but they teamed up again to fight for Swing throughout the button-down '50s. Check them out -- their music is still a blast and while Tommy became the bigger name, Jimmy's saxophone sound remains one of the forgotten joys of jazz.