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Ten Classic Jazz Recordings to Start Your Collection.
Ten of the most famous jazz singers. From the days of early jazz and swing, jazz singers and instrumentalists have influenced each other's phrasing and melodic conceptions. This list is a mere introduction to the world of vocal jazz.
A profile of civil rights in jazz. How jazz musicians spoke out for racial equality and social justice.
A list of ten musicians from the swing era, the days of jazz when dance halls were packed to hear and dance to the best big bands from around the country. Although swing was popular music, artists such as the ones listed developed styles that influenced later musicians, into bebop and beyond, setting the stage for jazz to become the valued art form it is today.
A description of bebop, the innovative style of jazz that developed in the 1940s.
A description of ragtime, including its musical characteristics, origins, and a list of prominent composers.
A glimpse at jazz at in the 1930s.
Read about ten of the most important musicians of early jazz. In the beginning of the 1900s, the innovations of these instrumentalists laid the groundwork for jazz to evolve into such a vibrant art form.
A list of ten founders of bebop.
A description of the music from the swing era of jazz.
A brief history of jazz in the 1940s.
Five of the most important Latin Jazz musicians.
Jazz music history arranged by decade. Read about advances made and important events in jazz in each decade since 1900.
A description of the Brazilian music that combined samba with jazz.
Artist profile of saxophonist Lester Young.
Best Jazz Concerts Of 2013
A look at jazz between 1920 and 1930.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophone Albums
A brief history of jazz music.
Profile of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
A brief history of jazz between 1950 and 1960.
A description of early jazz, also referred to as hot jazz or Dixieland music.
A list of five jazz albums from the past decade or so that might help someone just getting into jazz understand the modern jazz climate.
Profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
A glimpse at what was going on in jazz in the decade between 1910 and 1920.
A photo gallery featuring the instruments typically used in jazz music.
Profile of Alto Saxophonist Charlie Parker
A look at jazz from 1900-1910.
: a style of jazz that was dominant in the 1930s, and performed by jazz big bands primarily for dancing
Review of 'Kind of Blue,' the seminal album by Miles Davis.
Artist Profile of Jazz Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald
Profile of Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
Hot jazz was an early style popularized by Louis Armstrong.
Interview with drummer Antonio Sanchez
Hard Bop was a style based on bebop that drew from other types of African American music.
Profile of pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington.
The part of the jazz ensemble that provides the pulse, beat, groove, and/or harmonic material of a tune.
A review of Theo Croker's AfroPhysicist
A list of the best jazz festivals from around the world.
Review of Charles Mingus' 1959 album 'Mingus Ah Um.'
Profile of pianist Thelonious Monk.
Five classic jazz songs about love:
A profile of Scott Joplin, the premiere ragtime pianist and composer whose style paved the way for early jazz.
Bebop is a jazz style that was developed in the 1940s.
Profile of Trumpeter Mario Bauza
A list of jazz internet radio sites, with a brief profile of each.
A brief look into what free jazz and free improvisation are, how they differ, and how they influence the jazz landscape today.
Review of 'Blue Train' by John Coltrane.
Artist profile of jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz. Page 2.
Profile of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
Profile of Latin jazz bandleader Machito.
A brief list of jazz albums inspired by electronic music.
Profile of Bandleader and Arranger Fletcher Henderson
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.
Free Jazz is a style developed in the 1950s and 60s that marked a distinct departure from tradition.
Artist profile of jazz vocalist Frank Sinatra.
Artist profile of jazz singer Johnny Hartman.
The head is the composed portion of the jazz performance.
Profile of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
Profile of Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
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: short for âaccompany.â When a jazz soloist is improvising, the members of the rhythm section comp for
Scat singing is a style of vocal jazz.
Profile of jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
Artist profile of jazz and stride pianist James P. Johnson.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
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Review of saxophonist Lee Konitz' album 'Subconscious-Lee.'
Profile of jazz drummer Art Blakey.
A list of ten biographies of legendary jazz musicians.
A profile of swing drummer Chick Webb.
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The form is the internal structure of a piece of jazz music.
Artist profile of saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Profile of trumpeter Miles Davis
Cool Jazz was a subdued and cerebral offshoot of bebop.
Biography of jazz pianist Bill Evans.
A list of five important Freddie Hubbard recordings, representing different periods of his brilliant career.
A short bio of jazz pianist Fats Waller, who helped develop the art of stride piano.
Profile of Vocalist Michael Buble
Profile of vocalist Diana Krall.
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Profile of Jazz Drummer Max Roach.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
Review of Herbie Hancock's River-the Joni Letters
Blues is both a style of music and a formal structure in jazz.
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A biography of saxophonist Sidney Bechet, one of the first early jazz musicians to develop a distinct and virtuosic style of improvisation.
A review of Diana Krall's concert at Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO, September 25, 2013
Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 - Review of Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
Harlem rent parties helped elevate the importance of jazz in New York in the decades preceding World War II.
A review of 'Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley,' the classic jazz album that perfectly blends jazz vocals and improvised saxophone.
A biography of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, who gave voice to the sounds of bebop, and recorded popular song and jazz with equal flair.
A review of the classic jazz album 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster.' Although the two tenor saxophonists are the stars of the show, the record owes its deep swing feel to the Oscar Peterson Trio, who make up the rhythm section.
A chorus is a full cycle through the form of a jazz tune.
Profile of Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri.
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A biography of the trumpeter Clifford Brown, whose career was cut tragically short at age 25.
Composer and arranger Ryan Truesdell talks about the Gil Evans Project, a project that involves recording newly-discovered pieces by Gil Evans, and documenting the process on ArtistShare.
Electronic music and jazz find themselves meeting more and more in recent years. This glossary will help the acoustic jazz fan get to know the lingo of electronic music a little better.
A biography of tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
Review of Bill Evans Trio's Sunday at the Village Vanguard
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Review of the classic jazz album 'John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.'
Description of the Village Vanguard jazz club.
Profile of Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard
An artist profile of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
A profile of composer Maria Schneider, who has led the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra since 1993.
The bridge is a middle section in a jazz tune's form.
Stride is a style of piano jazz that originated in Harlem, New York during World War I.
Profile of Latin Jazz Artist Ray Barretto
A brief biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
A review of Natalie Cressman's Turn The Sea
: A Harmon mute is a trumpet mute that gives the instrument a metallic buzz sound. It is composed of
Profile of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
: The way in which the chords change, or move from one to another is what provides the harmonic landscape
A biography of jazz singer Al Jarreau, whose style draws from his jazz and pop music sensibilities.
A review of Bernie Worrell's Elevation: The Upper Air
A concert review of the Spring Quartet, featuring Esperanza Spalding, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Leo Genovese
Ten things I hate about jazz singers
A review of George Benson's Inspiration, A Tribute To Nat King Cole
A biography of jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.
A profile of jazz singer Zara McFarlane
A list of depressing jazz songs, for those who aren't feeling cheerful and full of love on Valentine's Day.
Interview with jazz singer Kate McGarry.
Jazz Buyer's Guide - 5 Best Jazz Christmas Records Of All Time
A review of Steve Gadd's concert at Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2013
: In modal jazz, the harmonic foundation for songs is a series of chords, each implying a specific mode
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Biography of jazz.about guest author James Hall.
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7 Great Jazz Sax Solos (Found On Rock Records)
A brief profile of the father of jazz, trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
An interview with jazz pianist Bill Carrothers, in which he discusses what it's like being a jazz musician in the boonies of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A gallery of Steely Dan performing in Portland, OR, August 13, 2013. Page 9.
Ragtime was a predecessor of early jazz styles, popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
A review of Lisa Hilton's Kaleidoscope
: A nickname for anyone who plays jazz a furry domesticated animal who is usually indifferent to whether
Harmolodics is an approach coined by Ornette Coleman, and associated with avant-garde jazz.
Profile of Jazz Festival Founder George Wein
Five classic jazz songs about lost love.
A review of the classic jazz album 'Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson.'
Profile of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.
A review of Orrin Evans's performance at Jimmy Mak's, Portland
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