Artie Shaw

Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees w/ Vance Terry!

Recently I have been on a major Western Swing kick and have been loving discovering a ton of new music. There is always so much to learn and you never know what new discoveries are waiting just around the corner.

“Back Bay Shuffle” is an old Artie Shaw tune that is the opening track from the amazing record “Brisbane Bop” from Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees featuring Vance Terry.

Jimmie R

Jimmie and Vance Terry and the whole band are completely burning on this. Western Swing and Jazz are so connected but I feel like this often gets lost on many hardcore jazzers. The band on this record has a deep sense of swing, a highly sophisticated sense of melodic improvisation, and a super tight and highly arranged group dynamic.

Check out the original from the Artie Shaw band

Download the Lead Sheet for “Back Bay Shuffle

* Please note that the lead sheet is a basic version of this tune, it doesn’t feature the harmonizations played on the record.

Thanks goes out to Lee Jeffries and Raphael McGregor for hipping me to a ton of great music!