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Harry James

  1. Harry James was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of a bandleader of a traveling circus.

Jack Teagarden

  1. In April the same group (with Jack Teagarden replacing George Brunies on trombone) recorded again (Com.
  2. He began playing as a teenager in Jack Teagarden's band, later appearing with bandleading greats Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman , and Woody Herman. (Web site)
  3. Many black musicians tried to emulate Bix and Jack Teagarden, for example. (Web site)

Armand Piron

  1. Pops Foster was playing professionally by 1907 and worked with Jack Carey, Kid Ory, Armand Piron, King Oliver and other prominent hot bands of the era. (Web site)
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American Jazz Musicians

  1. The Jazz Daze characters reflect Courtney's respect for these and other great American jazz musicians.
  2. Like many other American jazz musicians, money has been a frustrating issue for Vandermark. (Web site)
  3. Categories American jazz musicians | Jazz composers This article is courtesy of aidepikiW and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.

Andrew Hill

  1. Andrew Hill is a musician who is never willing to "go through the motions" of playing jazz. (Web site)
  2. Andrew Hill is a musician who is never willing to just "go through the motions" of playing jazz.
  3. Andrew Hill is one of the most introspective, innovative and 'lyrical' pianist composers the past half-century.

Artie Shaw

  1. Artie Shaw is a hot clarinet player.
  2. Artie Shaw was a leading jazz clarinetist and big band leader of the mid-20th century. (Web site)
  3. Artie Shaw was an admirer.
  4. Artie Shaw was one of jazz's finest clarinetists and led several successful bands throughout his career.
  5. Artie Shaw was one of the great figures of jazz, and almost as celebrated for his eight wives.

Art Blakey

  1. Art Blakey is a fantastic drummer.
  2. Art Blakey is a master of playing the form and supprting soloists in this way. (Web site)
  3. Art Blakey is the guest drummer on one track and -The Fight- is an amazing solo organ performance.
  4. Art Blakey was an acknowledged musical master, a founder of modern jazz drumming and a father figure to three generations of superstars.
  5. Art Blakey was sometimes called "Bu," which was short for his Muslim name, Abdullah Ibn Buhaina.

Art Pepper

  1. Art Pepper was as compelling a memoirist as he was a soloist-a jazz anti-hero.
  2. Art Pepper was one of them.
  3. Art Pepper was a complete romantic just like you Johnny and you remind me of him a lot. (Web site)

Art Farmer

  1. Art Farmer is a tone machine, and you can hear why he is a big influence on many of today's trumpeters (check out Ryan Kisor).
  2. Art Farmer is one of the finest and most individual of the generation of trumpeters who were nurtured in the bop revolution.

Art Taylor

  1. Art Taylor is a drummer who played with many great musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, including Coltrane, Davis, Parker and Monk.
  2. Art Taylor was on the drums, Oscar Pettiford on cello. (Web site)
  3. During this time, Joe also sought out and studied with Art Taylor and became friends with saxophonist Eric Alexander. (Web site)

Barney Bigard

  1. Barney Bigard was one of the most distinctive clarinetists in jazz and a longtime asset to Duke Ellington's orchestra.
  2. As a bass prodigy, Mingus performed with Kid Ory in Barney Bigard's group in 1942 and went on the road with Louis Armstrong the following year.

Barry Harris

  1. Barry Harris is one of the world's greatest living jazz pianists.
  2. Summary: A documentary about jazz pianist, composer, and teacher Barry Harris.
  3. Barbara Lester is a native Philadelphian who has sung with such jazz greats as Bootsie Barnes, Sam Dockery, Skip Jackson & Barry Harris.

Benny Goodman

  1. Benny Goodman was a very celebrated and popular bandleader during the swing era.
  2. Benny Goodman was born in Chicago, Illinois the son of poor Jewish immigrants who lived on Chicago's Maxwell Street neighborhood.
  3. Benny Goodman was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988. (Web site)
  4. Benny Goodman was one of the big influences.
  5. Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era.

Ben Pollack

  1. At the age of 16, Goodman joined one of Chicago's top bands, the Ben Pollack Orchestra, with which he made his first recordings in 1926.
  2. It was not the Dixieland Jazz groups which evolved into these large units but Dance bands such as Paul Whiteman, Ben Pollack, and Jean Goldkette. (Web site)
  3. Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971) was a drummer and bandleader from the mid 1920s through the swing era. (Web site)

Ben Webster

  1. Ben Webster was considered one of the "big three" of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young.
  2. Ben Webster was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young.
  3. Ben Webster was known as Frog, I think because of his somewhat bulging eyes.

Billy Higgins

  1. Although Billy Higgins appeared on literally hundreds of sessions as a sideman, the famous drummer didn't record nearly as many albums under his own name.
  2. The most startling music, though, comes from the live recordings with a quartet that included former Ornette Coleman sidemen Don Cherry and Billy Higgins.
  3. Byrd and long time partner Sonny Red are supported by the great rhythm team of Cedar Walton, Walter Booker and Billy Higgins.

Bill Johnson

  1. One of these was musician Bill Johnson, who thought a good New Orleans-style band would have commercial possibilities out West.
  2. This band was organized in Los Angeles by bassist Bill Johnson, who traveled with a band to that city as early as 1908. (Web site)
  3. Bill Johnson landed in Chicago, where a growing economy attending American entry into the Great War created a boom, which meant jobs for ambitious musicians. (Web site)

Bix Beiderbecke

  1. Bix Beiderbecke is one of jazz music's most enigmatic figures, and he has captivated listeners since his career began in the 1920s.
  2. Bix Beiderbecke was a cornet soloist who played with several bands and was considered a legend in his time.
  3. Bix Beiderbecke was a trumpet soloist who played with several bands and was considered a legend in his time.
  4. Bix Beiderbecke was a white, non-New Orleanian whose legato phrasing brought the influence of classical romanticism to jazz.
  5. Bix Beiderbecke was also present, but did not play on the recordings.

Charlie Parker

  1. Charlie Parker was the most influential jazz musician in the country before his death in 1955. (Web site)
  2. Charlie Parker was but fifteen months dead.
  3. Charlie Parker was dead and he didn't like how record labels exploited musicians by paying them with drugs (Moody 60).
  4. Charlie Parker was hired on tenor and the sadly unrecorded orchestra was the first orchestra to explore early bebop. (Web site)
  5. Charlie Parker was with McShann for four years where it was apparent that the Bird was hearing the notes between the lines and went to do his own music.

Dave Brubeck

  1. Dave Brubeck is a jazz legend. (Web site)
  2. Dave Brubeck is a household name -- a neat trick for any jazz musician.
  3. Dave Brubeck is a jazz pianist and composer who has created some of the best, most popular, and most original jazz to date.
  4. Dave Brubeck is a member of that charmed circle of improvising artists whose popularity is commensurate with his musical accomplishments.
  5. Dave Brubeck is a world-renowned pianist and composer of jazz and classical music.

Count Basie

  1. Count Basie - A great day in Harlem: jazz history through one photograph.
  2. Count Basie is a worthy exception of course.
  3. Count Basie was a leading figure of the swing era in jazz and, alongside Duke Ellington, an outstanding representative of big band style. (Web site)
  4. Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era.
  5. Count Basie was college, but Duke Ellington was graduate school.

Elvin Jones

  1. Elvin Jones is a master of rhythmic intensity.
  2. Elvin Jones is a masterof rhthmicintenity.
  3. Elvin Jones is a masterof rhythmic intensity. (Web site)
  4. Elvin Jones is the archetypical modern jazz musician -instinct not intellect.
  5. Elvin Jones is the master and, regretably, there will probably never be another drummer who even comes close to his combination of talent, skills and abilty.

Glenn Miller

  1. Glenn Miller - A legend remembered cyril Drake worked along side Glenn Miller when he and his .
  2. Glenn Miller is a contemporary Australian artist whose works are held in private and corporate art .
  3. Glenn Miller is a master Stage Hypnotist performing comedy hypnosis and Hypnosis.
  4. Glenn Miller is the best.
  5. Glenn Miller was not only commercially successful, but artistically also.

Lester Young

  1. Lester Young was a musician's musician, a man whose innovative saxophone style had a large influence on other sax greats.
  2. Lester Young was also a master of the clarinet, and there too, his style was entirely his own.
  3. Lester Young was an original, and originality, along with "swing," were the driving forces in his music.
  4. Lester Young was born in Woodville, Mississippi and grew up in a musical family. (Web site)
  5. Lester Young was eating significantly less, drinking increasingly heavily, and suffering from liver disease and malnutrition.

Louis Armstrong

  1. Louis Armstrong is a famous jazz musician. (Web site)
  2. Louis Armstrong was a very unique person who appealed to the masses. (Web site)
  3. Louis Armstrong was an early influence. (Web site)
  4. Louis Armstrong was another of the heroes I was privileged to hear live and meet.
  5. Louis Armstrong was born and raised in and around the notorious Storyville district of New Orleans.

Miles Davis

  1. Miles Davis is a great musician, I think no other jazz musician has managed to follow the development of music like he has.
  2. Miles Davis is a bit like Marcel Proust -- I want to like them. (Web site)
  3. Miles Davis was always unusual.
  4. Miles Davis was born into a relatively wealthy African-American family living in Alton, Illinois.
  5. Miles Davis was collaborating with Gil Evans on Sketches of Spain at the time he made Kind of Blue. (Web site)

Ornette Coleman

  1. Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) After four decades, this disc remains true to its title. (Web site)
  2. Ornette Coleman is an innovator of the first water. (Web site)
  3. Ornette Coleman was a genius well before his time and even influenced the great John Coltrane(1926-1967).
  4. Ornette Coleman was awarded one of the ultimate American accolades - the MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant in 1994.
  5. Ornette Coleman: a harmolodic life.

Pat Metheny

  1. Pat Metheny is a brilliant musician.
  2. Pat Metheny is a master artist at improvisation. (Web site)
  3. Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family.
  4. Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 12, 1954, into a musical family.
  5. Pat Metheny was born in the great jazz city of Kansas City. (Web site)

Sidney Bechet

  1. Sidney Bechet was the first master jazz musician to take up the saxophone. (Web site)
  2. Sidney Bechet is a well known dixieland soprano saxophonist.
  3. Sidney Bechet was a New Orleans clarinettist of unsurpassed lyricism, and had a famous wide vibrato.
  4. Sidney Bechet was in Europe, and his student Bob Wilber was playing the music of Bechet a little bit in New York. (Web site)
  5. Sidney Bechet was known as the master of the saxophone. (Web site)

Stan Getz

  1. Stan Getz is one of those rare artists who has the ability to take someone else's songs and make them distinctly his own.
  2. Stan Getz is the big surprise here.
  3. Stan Getz was featured as a tenor saxophone soloist in Early Autumn, a huge hit for the band and the launching platform for Getz-s solo career. (Web site)
  4. Stan Getz was looking for a new bass player and asked Marc if he knew any new young players.
  5. Stan Getz was the last to be featured (at a briefly occupied second location), when, late in 1973, Manne was forced to close the club for financial reasons. (Web site)

Sun Ra

  1. Sun Ra is one of those jazz musicians who usually think in terms of the total composition, integrating a number of soloists into that framework.
  2. Sun Ra is a complex and fascinating character, and Szwed's narrative more than lives up to the challenge.
  3. Sun Ra is a somewhat enigmatic figure in the avant garde, claiming to be from the planet Saturn. (Web site)
  4. Sun Ra was a man of many interests and beliefs, of whom many misconceptions exist. (Web site)
  5. Sun Ra was a marvel, a very prolific genius whose influence will continue to grow in the 21st century.

Thelonious Monk

  1. Thelonious Monk is a jazz icon.
  2. Thelonious Monk is a pianist. (Web site)
  3. Thelonious Monk is a pop icon. (Web site)
  4. Thelonious Monk is the architect of bebop and modern jazz, Thelonious Monk is the "High Priest of Bebop and modern jazz.". (Web site)
  5. Thelonious Monk was an important early teacher and mentor, and a close friend throughout Powell's life, dedicating the composition "In Walked Bud" to Powell.

Wes Montgomery

  1. Wes Montgomery is the father of modern jazz guitar. (Web site)
  2. Wes Montgomery is an incredible guitarist, and his performance on this album is exemplary.
  3. Wes Montgomery was a jazz guitarist, Joe Pass was a jazz guitarist (laughs). (Web site)
  4. Wes Montgomery was a jazz musician however he gained popularity by playing Pop songs of the time. (Web site)
  5. Wes Montgomery was a master of his art. (Web site)

Alphonse Picou

  1. Alphonse Picou was born in a prosperous middle class Creole of Color family in downtown New Orleans. (Web site)
  2. Alphonse Picou plays clarinet in the second group.
  3. Links to Alphonse Picou provided for informational purposes only.

Alphonso Johnson

  1. CD, Alphonso Johnson is regarded as one of the foremost Jazz bassists in the business.
  2. I always thought Alphonso Johnson was the best bass player for Weather Report.

Al Foster

  1. Here Jack leads an all star ensemble including the likes of Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and Al Foster.
  2. Al Foster on drums and Dave Holland on bass, both frequent collaborators with Miles, also make strong contributions throughout.
  3. When Silver disbanded, Mitchell's spinoff quintet carried on with Al Foster replacing Brooks and a young future star named Chick Corea in the piano chair.

Andrew Cyrille

  1. Allen's own first album, The Printmakers, with Anthony Cox and Andrew Cyrille, from a year earlier, showcased the pianist's more avant-garde tendencies. (Web site)
  2. Cecil Taylor (piano) Jimmy Lyons (saxofone alto), Sam Rivers (saxofones tenor e soprano) e Andrew Cyrille (bateria).
  3. Drummer Andrew Cyrille [31] said Ra's comments were "very interesting stuff --- whether you believed it or not. (Web site)

Art Tatum

  1. Art Tatum was known for his virtuosic piano playing and creative improvisation.
  2. Art Tatum was totally blind in one eye and suffered diminishing vision in the other.

Baby Dodds

  1. Baby Dodds were an important part of Louis Armstrong's classic Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings for Okeh.

Bardu Ali

  1. Although it is widely reported that Bardu Ali was born September 23, 1910, he was born in 1906, and in Mississppi.
  2. Showing 1 to 0 of 0 Articles matching ' Bardu Ali ' in related articles. (Web site)
  3. She was <br noticed by Bardu Ali of Chick Webbs band, who persuaded Webb to hire her.


  1. Barron, Chris - Sound clips, merchandise and news for the Spin Doctor's lead singer.
  2. Chucho's rough mastery of the Cuban piano style was complimented so perfectly by one of the under-rated kings of American jazz, Kenny Barron. (Web site)
  3. The tune and album end with Barron creating a heart-breaking coda by himself.

Barry Altschul

  1. When he left Davis, Corea at first chose to play avant-garde acoustic jazz in Circle, a quartet with Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. (Web site)
  2. After leaving Davis's group, Holland briefly joined the avant-garde jazz group Circle with Chick Corea, Barry Altschul and Anthony Braxton.

Bennie Moten

  1. Bennie Moten is a good example of the transition from the Dixieland of the early ‘20’s to the changes started in the late ‘20’s. (Web site)

Benny Golson

  1. Benny Golson is one of the most popular and highly respected jazz composers in the history of jazz.

Billy Eckstine

  1. Dizzy and Bird worked together in Hines' band and then in the one formed by Hines vocalist Billy Eckstine (1914-1993), the key developer of bop talent.
  2. But one night, Billy Eckstine and Dizzy Gillespie came in, and Art Blakey saw them. (Web site)
  3. From 1937 to 1944, he played in the big bands of Cab Calloway, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, and others. (Web site)

Billy Strayhorn

  1. In early 1939 Billy Strayhorn, a young composer, arranger, and pianist, joined the organization.
  2. Three-minute masterpieces flowed from the minds of Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (from 1939), Duke's son Mercer Ellington, and members of the Orchestra.
  3. Features photograph of a door inscribed with the names of musicians who appeared at the club, and memories of Billy Strayhorn.

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