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  • Basic Love Songs Blues Songs
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    George Gershwin's "The ultimate collection" George Gershwin's "The ultimate collection", is a compilation of Gershwin's greatest hits. The compilation is made out of two CD's; the first cd is Gershwins pieces sung by different jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and more... The second cd, is Gerswhin's famous pieces taken from musical shows such as Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban overture, Funny face and more. First Cd: The cd starts with the song "Strike u...
  • Typical Song On Features Redman
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    "Freedom in the Groove" Mark Jackson History of Jazz March 4, 1999 Prof. Adam Koller The album "freedom in the Groove" features Joshua Redman with a small ensemble of Bass, electric guitar, and drums. In different songs Redman plays the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone. The CD shows many different aspects of Jazz, spanning many different feels, tempos and intonation. I was really impressed with the diversity of the album. The typical song on features Redman soloing over the standard rhythm sect...
  • Theme Song Of Ellingtons Orchestra
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    The Life of a Pioneer One of the greatest jazz composers that has ever lived is, arguably, Duke Ellington. Born Edward Kennedy Ellington in Washington D.C. in 1899. By the age of 17 was playing professionally. In 1923 he moved to New York City where he started recruiting people for his orchestra. He started off with an average jazz band of ten people but through the thirties and forties that number greatly expanded. He started playing in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio. His biggest ...
  • Big Band Style Of Jazz
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    Jazz When it comes to music, most people don't say they like it. People say they like heavy metal, pop, rhythm and blues, or any other type of music, since they have their own preference to what type of music they like, not just enjoying the broad area of music. One of those types of music which many enjoy is jazz. Actually right now jazz is really big and popular in Europe, and is rising in its popularity in the USA through its many forms. Jazz does have many forms, so many that some people wou...
  • Very Melodic Song
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    If I were to use one word to describe the "Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra" that word would be astonishing. At first, hearing that I was required to attend a Jazz concert I was completely turned off. I am very closed minded and automatically thought to myself that the kind of music would be dreadful. That is not the case anymore. This genre of music is amusing and very pleasing to the ears. The band members are some of the most talented musicians that I ever saw or heard. Standing room tickets were so...
  • Last Song
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    The jazz band I observed played a series of six different songs. Although all the songs were categorized as jazz, each song had its own special style and sound to it. The band consisted of three different players. Paul Meyers, the guitarist and composer, Andy Eula u, the bassist, and Dave Rataczak, on drums. The songs performed were entitled "Love for Sale' by Cole Porter, "Once I Loved' by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Stars' by Paul Meyers, "Blues for Mel' also by Paul Meyers, "Last Night When We Wer...

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