I am currently learning saxophone, and I've recently been introduced to jazz compositions (after playing classical music for a few months). The second measure here has had me puzzled for a few weeks by now:
I know that swing eighths are more or less similar in length to the following group:
How would I apply that knowledge to the second bar though? How do I count the notes therein? Each eighth is preceded by a quarter note (which has the same duration in swing time as it does in straight time). Are the quarter notes increased to five triplet eighths in duration? This can't be, as the same page in my book has a composition where a quarter note is dotted and played for five triplet eighths. Or do I just play the quarters normally but still only play the eighths for the length of one triplet eighth, getting a grace-note-like effect?