A Distillation of Democracy, Rich in History

By , New York Times
Published: June 13, 2013

“The best there is.” That was Michael Feinstein’s accurate description of the musical forces resurrecting the swing era at the Allen Room on Wednesday evening. The program, “Swinging With the Big Bands,” repeated on Thursday, was the season finale of his Jazz at Lincoln Center series exploring the intersection of jazz and popular song, With fresh creative input, the series has blossomed into a finely balanced fusion of entertainment, historical erudition and first-rate musicality.

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