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  • Miles Davis
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    Miles Davis and John Coltrane Miles, The Autobiography This book, written by Miles Davis, is the autobiography tht he wrote a few years before he died. In this book I found how he first became interested in jazz. It also explains how he became one of the best jazz players of all time. Miles was born in Alton, Illinois in 1926 and grew up in eastern St. Louis. He learned how to play trumpet while in high school on the trumpet that his father gave to him for his 13th birthday. He was a bog fan of ...
  • John Coltranes Music
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    Jazz, taking its roots in African American folk music, has evolved, metamorphosed, and transposed itself over the last century to become a truly American art form. More than any other type of music, it places special emphasis on innovative individual interpretation. Instead of relying on a written score, the musician improvises. For each specific period or style through which jazz has gone through over the past seventy years, there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the ev...
  • Singer Pianist Diana Krall
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    Singer / pianist Diana Krall got her musical education when she was growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia, from the classical piano lesson she began at age four and in her high-school jazz band, but mostly from her father, a stride piano player with an extensive record collection. "I think Dad has every recording Fats Waller ever made", she said, "and I tried to learn them all". In 1981 Krall won a Vancouver Jazz scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a year and ...
  • Only Album John Coltrane
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    'I've got to keep experimenting. I feel that I'm just beginning. I have part of what I'm looking for in my grasp, but not all. ' John Coltrane This phrase, from the liner notes of 'My Favorite Things' clearly defines Coltrane's life and his search for the incorporation of his spirituality with his music. John Coltrane was not only an essential contributor to jazz, but also music itself. John Coltrane died thirty-two years ago, on July 17, 1967, at the age of forty. In the years since, his influe...
  • New Orleans Jazz Band
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    New Orleans Jazz Band: Dag " They have a word down South to describe the way you feel when your packed into a crowded dive at 1: 00 AM, where the cigarette smoke is so thick it makes it sown weather; and the waitress is slinging bourbon and Frito's while some bad-ass Jazz Funk band rocks the house as hard as Blue Ridge granite, and the sweat flows down from the stage like the cloudy waters of Pamlico Sound. There's a word for how you feel when you hear live Jazzy-funk music so sweet and hot, you...
  • Most Extensive Compilation Of Jazz Music
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    Ella Fitzgerald was the most influential jazz singer of her time. Her career spanned so many decades and so many movements, from the big-band era of the '30's, to bebop in the '40's, into the golden age of the standard in the '50's (Schoemer 1). She was a master of technique, able to leap octaves, split tones, reinvent melodies, and dance all over complex rhythms. She never sang an unsophisticated note, and she always left a song better off than she had found it (Schoemer 2). This African Americ...
  • Dizzy Gillespies Contributions To Jazz
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    "Dizzy" Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie was one of the principle developers of bop in the early 1940's, and his styles of improvising and trumpet playing were imitated widely in the 1940's and 1950's. He is one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. Born in 1917 in a small South Carolina town, John Birks Gillespie was the son of a bricklayer who played the piano on the weekends with a local band. He died when Dizzy was only ten. The young Gillespie got his musical education from neigh...

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