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Ten Important Musicians of Early Jazz - About.com
His virtuosity at the piano, and his mixture of composition and improvisation had a lasting effect on jazz performance. Near the end of his life, folklorist Alan ...
Artist Profile: Jazz Drummer Max Roach - About.com
Freedom Now Suite, an extended jazz composition that called attention to the struggles of blacks for equal rights. After the album's release, he told Down Beat ...
Jazz Concert Review: Donny McCaslin And The Trio - About.com
Apr 7, 2014 ... Entitled “Upper Cut,” the tune paid homage to the great New York jazz compositions of the 1950s. Colley's swung like Mingus, his delicate ...
Artist Profile: Composer and Bandleader Maria ... - Jazz - About.com
Schneider's ensemble writing shows a distinctive, symphonic approach to jazz composition. She makes extensive use of bucket mutes in the brass, and ...
Charles Mingus Biography - Profile of Jazz Bassist Charles Mingus
While still in school, Mingus began playing jazz professionally in Los Angeles. He then ... Erectus (Atlantic), an intricate composition that incorporated free jazz.
Biography of Jazz Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie - About.com
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was the youngest of nine children born to ... His most famous experiment with Afro-Cuban music is his composition “Manteca.”.
10 Famous Jazz Pianists - About.com
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists. ... what would be his legacy, Duke Ellington was an artist whose goal it was to transcend the boundaries of jazz composition.
Grants and Foundations - Jazz - About.com
While jazz musicians find their music enriching, it is often not enriching in the financial sense. Here is a list of grants and foundations devoted to funding artistic  ...
Review of Aaron Parks' Invisible Cinema - Jazz - About.com
Aug 19, 2008 ... Parks' compositions are saturated in popular music influences including rock, ... and composition, perhaps a welcome change in today's jazz.
Duke Ellington Biography - Pianist and Bandleader - Jazz - About.com
Although initially inspired by ragtime piano, and making use of improvisation and harmonies rooted in the jazz tradition, he thought of his compositions as ...
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