New PDF release: Jazz (American Popular Music)

By Thom Holmes

ISBN-10: 0816053162

ISBN-13: 9780816053162

ISBN-10: 0816069794

ISBN-13: 9780816069798

Explores the roots and historical past of jazz, discussing the way it first seemed and constructed, its musical components, and critical performers.

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As a young man, he went to New York, where he met legendary STRIDE PIANO players JAMES P. JOHNSON and FATS WALLER. Basie got his start playing piano for traveling vaudeville acts but took up with various jazz bands by the late 1920s. In 1929, living in Kansas City, he joined BENNIE MOTEN’s Kansas City Orchestra. After Moten died in 1935, Basie formed his own group, the Barons of Rhythm, including LESTER YOUNG among its nine musicians. Radio broadcasts of the group from Kansas City in 1936 brought them fame as well as a record deal.

11 DON REDMAN, and CAB CALLOWAY from 1933 to 1941. In 1941 he began working in his brother-inlaw’s Afro-Cuban band. He eventually led ensembles of his own. Bauzá is credited with bringing jazz IMPROVISATION to Cuban music. He also helped DIZZY GILLESPIE get started by introducing him to Cab Calloway. bebop Bauzá, Mario (1911–1993) Cuban composer, arranger, trumpet and alto saxophone player Trained as a classical CLARINET player, Bauzá came to New York in 1930. He switched to TRUMPET in 1932, and played with famous bandleaders CHICK WEBB, Count Basie Orchestra The modern jazz era began with the emergence of bebop, or bop, in the 1940s.

Whatever the merits of his claim, there is no denying that he was a brilliant COMPOSER, player, and ARRANGER. “Black Bottom Stomp” is one of his successful orchestrations of classic New Orleans–style jazz. His ARRANGEMENT documented the kinds of freewheeling IMPROVISATION that New Orleans musicians were known for. The trumpet plays a SOLO over the breaks. Three soloists improvise at the same time. Blackman, Cindy (b. 1959) American drummer and composer Blackman is one of the most vibrant and powerful drummers on the jazz scene.

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