Big-band meaning

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A large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead players.
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An ensemble of ten or more players, usually 16 to 20, including sections of rhythm, brass, and reeds, playing arrangements of jazz, popular dance music, etc.
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Of or characteristic of jazz as played by large bands and, specif., of dance music as played by large swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s.
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Of or relating to a big band.
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A large dance or jazz band of 10 to 30 musicians usually featuring improvised solos by lead players, but otherwise playing orchestrated music.
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