The song DINAH poses and answers the question. Using it as sacred text, here’s the proof that swing is here to stay — under the admiring gaze of Louis and Bill Basie — as enacted by Marc Caparone, cornet; John “Butch” Smith, alto saxophone; Carl Sonny Leyland, piano; Mike Fay, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums. Recorded in Paso Robles, California, on August 3, 2013, and offered here by popular demand.
I should note that the performance begins with a few small moments of comedy — what NOT to do — before Maestro Hamilton sets the tempo with a little homage to Sidney.
I’d hop an ocean liner, myself, to hear music like this. Talk about spreading joy!
May your happiness increase!