Essays Tagged: "jazz musicians"

Duke Ellington

In a time when music was going through a transformation from a ragtime style to a jazz-blues fusion, Duke Ellington was there to add his own style. There may have been many more deco ... vironment, Ellington never finished high school but instead went on the road to begin his legendary jazz career.Growing up in acquaintance with such great jazz musicians as Fats Waller and James P. Jo ... of Ellington's achievements would have to be his contributions towards transforming the traditional jazz-influenced American dance band of the time, to a real jazz orchestra(Williams, 51). With the he ...

(4 pages) 106 1 4.2 May/1996

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

Miles Davis.

Miles DavisOne of the most popular jazz musicians of all time is Miles Davis. Davis brought many new sounds and sights to the world of ... e these early critics, Davis was tapping into his own original idea: a mellower sonority for modern jazz. Two years later, at the age of 21, Davis would record four of his own tunes for Savoy, and thi ... quoted as saying, "Miles is deep." He points to Miles' sophisticated sounds that were new to modern jazz. Davis had a vibrant tone, while Gillespie was being criticized for his thin tone. It was being ...

(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.

influential artists of the past 35 years as well as of all time.Although not the most well-known of Jazz musicians (compared to others such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker), John Coltrane's influenc ... African and Asian music. These influences could be heard in many of his songs, and among his modal-jazz classics.Coltrane died of liver failure at the age of forty on 17 June, 1967. At the time of hi ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Jul/2003

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

Musicology - bebop. a brief description and history of the 'bebop' jazz style.

improvisational elements of the swing era. The birth of bebop is considered the beginning of modern jazz. Bebop produced four changes to the style of jazz: it required a greater understanding of jazz ... introduced; complicated chords and rhythms were added to the rhythm section; and a cult of serious jazz musicians evolved. It grew out of the small swing groups, but placed a much higher emphasis on ...

(3 pages) 60 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A look into the culture of marijuana smokers and how others tend to categorize them. Includes examples ofter these characterizations given by others.

as 1920 when smoking began to catch on in the United States. Its recreational use was restricted to jazz musicians and people in show business. "Reefer songs" became the rage of the jazz world. Mariju ...

(5 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Jazz & Popular Music.

f the swing era. 96New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana, has been reknown for its contribution to Jazz. Many great Jazz musicians have been there in the past - Louis Armstrong, Freddie Keppard and B ... ns started to come together in the big cities. 78The economy called for a more conventional type of Jazz thereafter seeking a less reckless, feisty style of popular music. They didn't know it, but the ...

(15 pages) 281 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Jazz Theory: All That Pizzazz (A research paper on jazz theory and music theory)

Kevin GehrettMrs. McMillanHonors English 1114 May 2003Jazz Theory: All That PizzazzMusic theory in general is the basic arrangement of notes to form sound ... then broken down into several sub-categories based on the style of the music; for example, there is jazz theory, rock theory, blues theory, etc. This paper focuses on one particular branch of music th ... h of music theory: jazz theory. "Standard music theory is the same/basic theory used and applied by jazz musicians. However, jazz composers take the theory rules and twist them around giving their gen ...

(6 pages) 72 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Leo Fender

In the 1930's, jazz musicians experimented with amplifying traditional hollow-body guitars so they could be played ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Jack Kerouac, Father of the Beat Generation?

traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)Beatnikn : A person, especially a member or follower of the Beat Generation, whose ... f the twentieth century. Kerouac wrote many novels defining the beat generation. Kerouac wrote like jazz musicians play, fast and free, setting him apart from most of the writers of that time. A cross ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Music/Jazz "

The genesis of New Orleans jazz, which spawned rhythm/blues, Cajun / Zydeco music, and delta blues, took place nearly one hundr ... st Alan Lomax have led to the destruction or silencing of this type of music and its contributors. Jazz guitarist Clarence Gatemouth Brown fought hard to keep his style of music from being silenced a ... and Where the Blues Began" was yet another attempt to silence the contributions of African American jazz musicians. While many jazz musicians are held in captive suspense wondering if the music will s ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Analysis Of Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue"

In early 1959, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis laid down the foundation for a whole new style of jazz music. Through his ... d down the foundation for a whole new style of jazz music. Through his "Kind of Blue"� modal jazz was born. This record became a classic, at times showing its complexity through the soloing, bu ... ed over. For the task of recording, Davis put together an all-star lineup with some of the greatest jazz musicians in music history. The rhythm section was composed of Paul Chambers on bass, Jimmy Cob ...

(3 pages) 44 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Sonny's Blues

most.The differences between Sonny and the narrator are further emphasized when they converse about jazz musicians. "˜ "You mean- like Louis Armstrong?" His face closed as though I'd struck ... own skin; he doesn't feel like he has to prove anybody who or what he is. He is black, and he loves jazz and that's all there is to it. The narrator on the other hand is trying to do everything he can ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jazz Music: Negotiation Through Dialogue

In the very famous essay by Wynton Marsalis and Cornell West, "Jazz, Hope, and Democracy"�, dialogue through negotiation is used repeatedly. On page 746, Wy ... racy"�, dialogue through negotiation is used repeatedly. On page 746, Wynton Marsalis says, "Jazz music was invented to let us know how to listen to each other, how to negotiate."� Marsa ... 's dialogue through negotiation is used to show each of their beliefs on the idea that rudiments of jazz in play a recurrent role in our society.One example of dialogue between West and Marsalis is lo ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.3 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Jazz Musicians

Jazz Musicians Today's authors look for that limit in literature and written, that ... ography. Gene Lees's "Oscar Peterson: The will to swing" is the biography of a black Canadian jazz piano player named Oscar Peterson born in Montreal, Quebec in 1925. While Jay D.Smith & Len ... n Montreal, Quebec in 1925. While Jay D.Smith & Len Guttridge's "Jack Teagarden: The story of a jazz maverick" is the biography of a white American jazz trombone player, Jack Teagarden, born ...

(6 pages) 371 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

History of Music

e vocal or instrumental, and may be performed by soloist or by orchestra, band, or chorus.Moreover, Jazz is a form of music that developed in the United States between 1900 and 1915. The origin of the ... e 1940's no phase of contemporary American music, serious as well as popular, remained untouched by jazz. Jazz bands, magazines, and festivals are found in Japan, in South America, in North Africa, an ...

(5 pages) 97 0 3.2 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Women in Jazz - History

Women in jazz � PAGE �9� Running Head: Role of Women In Jazz From 1920 - 1930Jazz Music ... of U.S during the 1920 to 1930Role played by Women[Name of writer][Name of the institution]�Jazz Music of U.S during the 1920 to 1930Role played by WomenIntroduction:Jazz is considered as Amer ... cultural achievement. It was the first local music that was developed in America. At the beginning jazz was just a kind of dance music that was performed by bands, but by the time the rhythm became t ...

(10 pages) 62 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Dave Matthews

mium on Dave Matthews When The Dave Matthews Band comes to mind, so should their music, the jazzy pop rock that has drawn many of us to become fans. With a team of jazz musicians as well as cl ... munity and hatched the idea for his own band. He recruited a handful of musicians to form his band. Jazz drummer Carter Beauford, jazz bassist Stefan Lessard, classical violinist Boyd Tinsley, and jaz ...

(3 pages) 1141 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis

Miles DavisThe music and the artistic innovation of Miles Davis made him one of the most popular jazz musicians in history. Miles Davis, the noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame back in the year 19 ... noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame back in the year 1955, when he performed at the first Newport Jazz Festival, is one of the most extraordinary Jazz influences of our time. His reputation as a com ...

(17 pages) 45 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis: Jazz Musician Innovator

sts of the 20th century. Often compared to great philosophical thinkers, Miles Davis revolutionized jazz and changed the face of music forever. "Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, ... s most challenging and influential music" (NPR). To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz from the 1940's through the early 90's since he was on the forefront of every important develop ...

(7 pages) 34 0 1.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Miles Davis Research Paper

ewey Davis III began a remarkable life on May 26th, 1926 in Alton, Illinois. Unlike other notorious jazz musicians, Miles grew up in wealth. His father was a superb dental surgeon in East St. Louis. H ... t carried him.During the summer of 1948, Davis formed his first group which happened to be a nonet. Jazz greats, Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan, were members in the band. Gil Evans arranged most of the ...

(4 pages) 2750 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies