Essays Tagged: "Dizzy Gillespie"

The Path to the Unknown

was the first day of practice, and when Iwalked into the room, I was surrounded by jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, EmilioCastillo, Maynard Fergusson, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Kenton, and more. They all ... they were doing previous to me entering the room.' Yo cat, what'cha think you're doing here?' asked Dizzy.' I was suppose to show up here for District VIII Honors Jazz Band,' I replied.As I said that, ...

(5 pages) 61 1 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Transition from swing to bebop in jazz.

new form of jazz emerged 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 w ... , when the economy was on the rise, many families trained their children in the musical profession. Dizzy Gillespie, born in 1917, said "my father...didn't know I was going to be a musician, but he tr ...

(9 pages) 114 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Modal Jazz Musician John Coltrane's influence on Jazz.

(his term ended sometime in 1926) where he headed a popular Navy band. In 1949 he was asked to join Dizzy Gillespie's big band (where he would play the Alto Saxophone). In April of 1951 John Coltrane ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Jul/2003

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

Charlie "Bird" Parker.

or, as well as listening and imitating local performers. He associated directly with contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, Max Roach, Earl Hines a ... d fingerings, even the most acrobatic, he could express in 'real time' the most complex themes at a dizzying tempo."Parker's innovative spirit contributed greatly to the energetic and rhythmic feel 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.

ated" (Porter 218). Charlie Parker expressed himself so emotionally that he became very well known. Dizzy Gillespie compares how emotional Parker's music was by saying, "[. . .]the lines that he wrote ... r wrote" (Porter 220). A comparison to Beethoven's use of expression deserves definite recognition. Dizzy Gillespie would also express himself with improvisation, but in very startling places. Porter ...

(8 pages) 184 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Black Music during the Harlem Renaissance

nce and its effect white's perception of blacks.Biographiesa. History and Musical Talent of Dizzy Gilespieb. History and Musical Talent of Charlie Parkerc. History and Musical ... untee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston. It also includes the likes of the following famous musicians; Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Bill ...

(7 pages) 137 0 4.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Be Bop

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 exciting alto saxophon ...

(1 pages) 1305 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Bebop Jazz and its Influence

p instead of swing jazz to demonstrate their improvisational skills. Musicians such as saxophonist, Dizzy Gillespie; trumpeter, Charlie Parker; and pianist, Thelonious Monk; stand out as examples of c ... low 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, allowing them to ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis: Jazz Musician Innovator

seen as having more rhythm and passion compared to other artists of his time. Miles' first teacher, Dizzy Gillespie had perfected the old school style of trumpet set as a standard by Louis Armstrong. ... c" (Cole, 114). In the 1950's, that's what Davis did and his blues became a rich down-home quality. Dizzy commented on him by saying, "Miles is Deep." Critics often referred to Davis's tone as being r ...

(7 pages) 34 0 1.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis Research Paper

ere not just any jam sessions though. He found himself playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Under these two, Davis learned as much as he needed to know. Parker and Davis recor ...

(4 pages) 2744 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies