Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks' 1920-30s jazz transports audiences to the Prohibition era in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Fresh Air spoke to bandleader Vince Giordano about specializing in a style of music from nearly a century ago:
"What we’re hearing is almost like a unique language that is not spoken that much anymore because of the way these musicians in those years phrased [music]. It was very exciting. It was very on top of the beat. It was very melodic and, for lack of better words, a lot of fun."
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