Essays Tagged: "Charlie Parker"

Transition from swing to bebop in jazz.

rged known as bebop. Bebop is largely attributed to the efforts of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie and Charlie Parker. The emergence of bebop was not a sharp transition. Rather, it was the natural evolut ...

(9 pages) 114 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis.

hat one could barely hear him playing in the recordings. His second recording featured himself with Charlie Parker. This recording took place on November 26, 1945, when Davis was still a nervous 19-ye ... itions like "Milestones" and "Sippin' at Bells." These songs were darker in texture than comparable Charlie Parker arrangements. Davis began to develop a distinctive voice as a player. This was shown ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Modal Jazz Musician John Coltrane's influence on Jazz.

time.Although not the most well-known of Jazz musicians (compared to others such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker), John Coltrane's influence on Jazz Music is undeniable. He was able to revolutionize ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Charlie "Bird" Parker.

. Some styles have developed naturally, while others were the direct product of influential leaders.Charlie Parker, a virtuosic saxophonist and composer is the epitome of a jazz leader; his field - be ... nipulapo Kuti recognised Parker as an influential idol is an indication of his widespread influence.Charlie Parker, the biggest contributor in the field of bebop died in 1955 as the ultimate result of ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

This essay is about Jazz's dominant affect on the social environment in America.

using small bands to play jazz again, reemphasizing the need for improvisation after the swing era. Charlie Parker was a popular improviser in the late 1940s and 1950s. "As an improviser, he was fluen ... 1950s. "As an improviser, he was fluent, soulful, witty, gutbucket and sophisticated" (Porter 218). Charlie Parker expressed himself so emotionally that he became very well known. Dizzy Gillespie comp ...

(8 pages) 184 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Black Music during the Harlem Renaissance

hiesa. History and Musical Talent of Dizzy Gilespieb. History and Musical Talent of Charlie Parkerc. History and Musical Talent of Billie HolidayConclusions: The Effect of The ... owing famous musicians; Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Billie Holiday. The Harlem Renaissance started as a literary and intellectual mo ...

(7 pages) 137 0 4.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats": The Beat Generation and American Culture, Edited by Holly George-Warren.

time that the Beats were writing in Greenwich Village, Jackson Pollock was painting on Long Island, Charlie Parker was performing in Downtown Manhattan, and Marlon Brando was performing on Broadway. L ... eived notions, a theme of many of the cultural revolutionaries of the late 1940's.In the same year, Charlie Parker began to record his abstract jazz expression, which many considered to be the greates ...

(16 pages) 57 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Swing and Bebop.

rwhelmed with the response.In the background, at home in the midst of the 1940's, alto saxophonist, Charlie Parker, pianist, Thelonious Monk and trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie began inventing a new style, ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Sonny's Blues

truck him. "No. I'm not talking about non of that old-time, down home crap." "¦ "Bird! Charlie Parker! Don't they teach you nothing in the goddam army?" ' It seems like Sonny is per ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Be Bop

Bop, came about from jam sessions in Harlem in the early 1940?s. Among all of these new musicians, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk were the leading personalities. Parker?s exciti ...

(1 pages) 1306 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis

ass jazz artist Clark Terry.In 1944 Miles was asked to play with jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. In the same year he moved to New York City to study on a scholarship at the Juilliar ... his formal musical education there and was more interested in working with the famous jazz legend, Charlie Parker.… eventually becoming his roommate and sideman. After Davis' first recording, ...

(17 pages) 45 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Bebop Jazz and its Influence

emonstrate their improvisational skills. Musicians such as saxophonist, Dizzy Gillespie; trumpeter, Charlie Parker; and pianist, Thelonious Monk; stand out as examples of creative giants who through t ... which did not allow for much improvisation or freedom of musical expression. Bebop pioneers such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk helped pave the way for other jazz musicians, a ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis: Jazz Musician Innovator

e parts with notes. His sense of time and space is most notably a result of his apprenticeship with Charlie Parker. "When Davis first recorded with Parker in 1945, his playing was tentative compared t ...

(7 pages) 34 0 1.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies