Definition of big band in English:

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  • A large group of musicians playing jazz or dance music: [as modifier]: the big-band sound
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    • This has a new big-band jazz score by Colin Towns, who conducts a rollicking performance by his own Mask Orchestra.
    • Basie's is the sound that defined big-band jazz like no other.
    • This was an amazing achievement, especially since it was during the peak of the big-band era, and amid the developing bebop craze, when small-band jazz was considered ‘old hat.’

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