I recently discovered a song by Zac Brown Band called Mango Tree featuring Sara Bareilles and I am pretty nuts for the style.

I'd really like to know what genre this falls into, despite being a country artist it really isn't country. I'd lean towards Jazz / Big Band.

What genre best describes Mango Tree?


I'd also lean towards jazz/big band. It has a similar sound to the big band singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, etc. Similar songs from that era would be:

None of these are duets, but stylistically they're very similar otherwise, with heavy focus on the singer, swirling horns that come in and out, and a laid back feel.

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    Possibly a nod to Western Swing, because of ZBB's country roots, but I agree with the answer above – Angst May 24 '16 at 17:56

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