Dizzy Gillespie & Miles Davis

John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. 5.0/5

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Wow now here's a rather large piece of jazz history James Moody, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and "Slide"...
John Danquah from Ghana, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie & Freddie Hubbard from the US & Arturo Sandoval from Cuba. May he rest in PEACE.
John Coletrane and Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, this is a song for you 🎷🏵🎺💛
"..realized dad was a true badass. But so were his buddies Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and of course, Max Roach(my teacher).."
It is time for some John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and some Charlie Parker.
Now I'm gonna go listen to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis for days.
Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and Pharaoh Sanders are usually my go-to. They get my mind going.
Trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will lead his Jazz Trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others. His trio will also play original compositions from his critically acclaimed albums Into the Night,and Midwest Coast, albums that both charted on the national Jazz Week radio chart reaching as high as the position. Bring your picnics and blankets. In the event of rain, the concert will be at The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio 44256 Brought to you in part with generous underwriting from The Medina County Community Fund and The Wolff Family Charitable Trust, The Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Waite and Sons Funeral Home and Lager & Vine Gastropub & Wine Bar, Robert and Cecelia Roman and Ritzman Pharmacy.
BIRTHDAY WISHES: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was born today in 1939 in Elkton, Maryland. Bernard Purdie began playing drums at age six and turned professional by age 14 becoming the main provider for his family by playing with country and carnival bands. According to Purdie, this "schooling" enabled him to "feel my way into nearly every kind of music, 'cause I had to know all styles and was never afraid to try something new." Purdie's influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Marshall, Art Blakey, Cozy Cole, Sticks Evans, Panama Francis, Louis Bellson, and Herbie Lovelle. Purdie moved to New York after High School and began his incredible career playing with the biggest names in soul, jazz, pop, and rock that include Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, James Brown, B.B. King, Tom Jones, Todd Rundgren, Joe Cocker, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan. Purdie is also known for his contributions to the funk style of drumming with his "Purdie Shuffle." Hi ...
Happy Birthday: May 8, 1910 (1981): Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Williams wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and arranged for such bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.
SPITIMOU.jazz ARTICLE OF THE DAY..Francis Davis YOUTH has become the most frequent topic of conversation in jazz. The talk concerns a crop of instrumentalists in their twenties and very early thirties, including the tenor saxophonists Joshua Redman and James Carter, the trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, the pianists Cyrus Chestnut and Jacky Terrasson, and the bassist Christian McBride, who are supposedly luring audiences their own age and younger to jazz. This accent on youth could be interpreted as an effort to shake the blues of just a few years ago, when all anybody in jazz seemed to talk about was death. Sarah Vaughan died early in 1990, followed in less than three years by Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie. Along with grief, these deaths triggered panic that time might also be running out for jazz as a commercially viable form of music. Jazz was already short of marquee names when the nineties began; the loss of five more left what threatened to become a permanent voi ...
Listen to PCC Jazz Ensemble's 20-piece band kick out some sweet tunes under the direction of Mike Kuhn. The concert is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. The program includes jazz hits by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Tickets are just $6.
Hi De *** Chick! See you down the road. We read with joy in the article that, "Corea has performed and recorded with such jazz giants as Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter." From The Detroit News:
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Kenny Burns he went to Northwestern
Birthday greetings to one of the giants of music Quincy Jones. 81 years young today. Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Patti Austin, Roland Kirk, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie. This man has seen it all, done it all and worked with them all. He's packed about 10 lifetimes into one life. May he have many more years to come.
Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Born in 1944 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Eddie moved to New York City with his family at an early age. His love of music led him to the double bass as a precocious 11-year old student in the public school system. Two years later he was accepted to the High School of Music and Art and soon began private studies with the great double bass teacher Fred Zimmerman. During these years, he performed with many professional dance bands and was a member of the Newport Youth Band led by Marshall Brown. By 18, he had performed with such jazz lu ...
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OK, I'll participate in this, though it's REALLY difficult. Forgive me for tagging some of you! The concept: 13 albums that have influenced and stuck with you over the years, for any reason. They don't need to be the "best" albums ever, just ones that have affected you. Mine should also include MEET THE BEATLES, everything by TOWER OF POWER (particularly the Live "red" album) and many, many more. But this is my visceral list. 1. Don Patterson, FOUR DIMENSIONS 2. Miles Davis, KIND OF BLUE 3. Maynard Ferguson, LIVE AT JIMMY'S 4. Oscar Peterson, NIGHT TRAIN 5. Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly, SMOKIN' AT THE HALF NOTE 6. Dizzy Gillespie, Big Band LIVE AT NEWPORT 7. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, NIGHT AT BIRDLAND 8. Larry Young, UNITY 9. John Coltrane, BLUE TRAIN 10. Miles Davis, MILES SMILES 11. Duke Ellington, AT NEWPORT 12. Sonny Rollins, SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS 13. Chuck Mangione, ALIVE Jeff Lashway Mike Clark Jerry Leoni Michael Wolff Pat Bianchi Carmen Intorre Bria Skonberg Hailey Niswanger Steve Johns Ken ...
I was really thrilled to be asked to interview Benny Golson at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. There were only a few people in in the room when we began our discussion, which perplexed me, but the room soon filled up with serious jazz fans. We talked about his early years in Philadelphia with John Coltrane and how Trane later took his composition Stablemates to Miles Davis who recorded it. He talked of his friendship with Clifford Brown and the tragic circumstances of composing I Remember Clifford. He was hilarious in describing how he composed Along Came Betty but soon married Bobbie. They have been married for over 55 years. He talked about working with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and forming the Jazztet with Art Farmer and hiring a young pianist out of Philadelphia named McCoy Tyner. He got into how he started film scoring and all of the TV shows he composed themes for. He mentioned his long time friendship with Quincy Jones and what prompted him to write Killer Joe. He was thrilled to meet Tom Hanks i ...
Jazz poetry is a literary genre defined as poetry necessarily informed by jazz music—that is, poetry in which the poet responds to and writes about jazz. Jazz poetry, like the music itself, encompasses a variety of forms, rhythms, and sounds. Beginning with the birth of blues and jazz at the beginning of the twentieth century, jazz poetry is can be seen as a thread that runs through the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat movement, and the Black Arts Movement—and it is still vibrant today. From early blues to free jazz to experimental music, jazz poets use their appreciation for the music as poetic inspiration. Not only the music but the artists make frequent appearances in jazz poetry: Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Bessie Smith, and Lester Young are just some of the muses for jazz poetry. But writing about jazz poetry is, as they say, like dancing about architecture. Perhaps the form can be best u ...
JUDAH RISE UP!!! WE ARE THE MIGHTY PEOPLE OF GOD , You will never get a Mike Tyson or a Mayweather from any other race on the planet, nor a Micheal Jordan,or a Micheal Jackson,or a Jackie Robinson, or a Tiger Woods,nor a Serena and Venus Williams, or Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, or a Johnny Cochran,or a Tupac or Biggie,or an Oprah,or Muhammad Ali,an Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, a Beyonce or a Tina Turner, or a Shaq or Coby, nor The Tuskegee Airmen, nor a Paul Robeson, or a Denzel and Will, nor a Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, nor a Farrakhan,Martin Luther,Malcolm X,Elijah,Marcus Garvey, NOR WILL YOU GET A CHRIST FROM ANY OTHER NATION BUT THIS NATION . Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda;
From Deneen McDougald's post in Black History World-Wide By Deneen McDougald John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) Was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time." Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were ...
Great evening last night - it was Bebop Night at the Garland County Library! We played the music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Clifford Brown. Everything went very well, especially Clifford's very challenging arrangement of the Cole Porter tune "I Get A Kick Out Of You"
Enjoy an evening of jazz from Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie and more
"It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play" - Dizzy Gillespie, Happy Birthday!! And did you know that during the 1964 United States presidential campaign that Dizzy Gillespie, with tongue in cheek, put himself forward as an independent write-in candidate. He promised that if he were elected, the White House would be renamed "The Blues House," and a cabinet composed of Duke Ellington (Secretary of State), Miles Davis (Director of the CIA), Max Roach (Secretary of Defense), Charles Mingus (Secretary of Peace), Ray Charles (Librarian of Congress), Louis Armstrong (Secretary of Agriculture), Mary Lou Williams (Ambassador to the Vatican), Thelonious Monk (Travelling Ambassador) and Malcolm X (Attorney General). He said his running mate would be Phyllis Diller. Campaign buttons had been manufactured years ago by Gillespie's booking agency "for publicity, as a gag", but now proceeds from them went to benefit the Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther Kin ...
1948-10-18 Ntozake Shange was born on this date in 1948. She is an African-American playwright, author, and educator. She was born Paulette Williams in Trenton, NJ, to Paul T. Williams, a surgeon, and Eloise Williams, a psychiatric social worker and educator. She is the oldest of four children of an upper-middle-class family. In 1956, when she was five years old, her family moved to a then racially segregated St. Louis, where she enjoyed music, dance, art, literature, and opera. At a German-American school, she suffered blatant racism as a part of the dawn of the Brown versus Board of Education decision. She was an avid reader of Jean Genet, Herman Melville, and Langston Hughes. She also came in contact with great musicians and singers like Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Berry, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Josephine Baker, all friends of her parents. W.E.B. DuBois was also a family visitor. In 1961, she returned to New Jersey, completed High School and became increasingly aware of the inequities of the Americ ...
Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, who art in Heaven. Please help the 13-14 Gloryhounds to attain holy ability amen
It's a big day for albums recorded on this date. Join Erik for Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, and more!
Going to Yoshi’s the other night to hear the Benny Green Trio made me reflect on all of the wonderful jazz musicians I’ve had the privilege to hear and see in person over the years. Many of them have left us, but some are very much present. Here’s a stream-of-consciousness list of the musicians I’ve heard in person; every one of them touched me and enriched me: Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Sheila Jordan, Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, Shirly Horn, Nat Adderly, Lew Tabackin, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Ed Kelley, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, James Moody, John Scofield, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Terence Blanchard, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Chico Freeman, Mal Waldron, Sam Rivers, Lester Bowie, Kirk Lightsie, Cecil McBee, Ron Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Burrell, Joe Henderson, Christian McBride, Ray Charles, Sun Ra, Larry ...
On this day in 1967, The Doors appeared at The Paramount Theatre Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Paramount became an early home of rock ‘n’ roll, with Alan Freed’s rock ‘n’ roll shows playing at the theater. It also helped introduce Brooklyn to jazz, with artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.
In today's encore selection -- in the dawn of the Atomic Age, the hottest music trend was bebop. Fast and dissonant, it packed returning soldiers into New York's nightclubs on The Street -- 52nd Street. The high priests of this music were Charlie "Bird" Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and their young protege Miles Davis. To those players, the father of this new music was Thelonious Monk, with "'Round Midnight," his angst-laden song filled with all the strange angularities of the new music: "The war officially ended on September 2, 1945. A celebratory mood pervaded the country, including The Street, where the hipsters were usually too cool to care. War-weary New Yorkers were ready to put the past behind them and embrace the promise of peace, prosperity, and productivity. It was the dawn of a new era, the 'American Century,' when the U.S. emerged as the leading global power. Technology became the country's obsession -- the possibilities of space exploration, jet travel, the availability of cheap televisions and hi ...
Kom er nu pas achter dat ik afgelopen zondag met Pretty Purdie heb gesproken, of wel the most recorded drummer in the whole world en samen heeft gewerkt met James Brown, Jeff Beck, Hummingbird, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Gil Scott-Heron, King Curtis, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Quincy Jones and so on so on so on.
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Joe Messina (born in Detroit, Michigan on 13 December 1928) is an American guitarist. Dubbed the "white brother with soul", Messina was one of the most prolific guitarists in Motown Records' in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers. Messina started playing guitar as an adolescent. By his mid-twenties, Messina was playing in the ABC Television studio band, accompanying guests that included Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Jack Teagarden, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Giuffre, Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Eddie (LockJaw) Davis, Frank Rosolino and Dizzy Gillespie, among others. Also while at ABC, he played on the nationally televised Soupy Sales Show alongside notable guests such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. In 1958, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy recruited Messina for his Hitsville U.S.A. studio musicians group, known as the Funk Brothers. In the 1960s and early 1970s, they recorded the instrumentals for hundreds of Motown hit records. During this time, Messina worked with performers such as Diana Ross & ...
I wrote my dad's bio, as he will be inducted to Florida's Jazz Hall of Fame on Sunday night. What an honor to one hard working musician! Jet Nero A native from Brooklyn, New York, Jet grew up with the rich bebop jazz scene that featured his local heroes Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. By the early ‘70s, Jet made Miami his home, holding court at the Sir John’s and Gold Dust Lounge, letting upstart players, like Bobby Thomas and Jaco Pastorius sit in and cut their chops. Jet was a tireless and mainstay player in the whole South Florida area throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s until he was taken from us in 2003. Jet would take on two or three gigs a day. One the most beloved musicians Miami has ever known, Jet Nero touched many lives by his teaching a Jazz history class at Miami-dade Community College, private lessons, recording and picking up gigs whenever and wherever possible. You might see Jet in Coconut Grove at the Hungry Sailor any night of the week in the 70s. You might rememb ...
Little Peggy’s beginnings were joyful, as a child she rode in the families cream-colored convertible complete with rumble seat and red spoke wheels. There were trips to Broadway and country club lunches. As a direct descendent of Ethan Allen and an ancestry that tracks back to the Mayflower, she was an all American girl. Grange went on to be a proud “Mountie Girl” and graduate of Centenary College for Women. She was raised to be a proper lady and she was, however, she was also a young woman with a spirit for adventure. Moved by the rhythms of jazz the world of Bebop was drawing her in with the sumptuous energy and intensity of its music. Her social circle included jazz greats: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and many more. Gillespie gave her the name that would stay with her for a lifetime: “Lady Haig.” The most influential man to enter her life was one of the finest jazz pianists that ever lived: Alan Haig – The man who, under the influence of ...
  Trumpeter, author, columnist   In 2013, Michel Laplace celebrated 50 years of attendance of the universe 'jazz '. But he already had love for “classical music" five years earlier (the famous opera singer Robert Massard is a friend of the family). And he made a detour to the rock'n roll (1961-63). On the side of concerts, he switched from Gene Vincent (1963) to Thelonious Monk, Erroll Garner, Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins (1966), Louis Armstrong (1967), Count Basie, Mahalia Jackson, Pharoah Sanders (1968), Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald (1969)...He therefore had to devote his life to music, also having an interest (without jurisdiction) for painting and no taste for poetry (an exception: Charles Trenet).   Doctor in medicine, he assumed from 1977 two activities in parallel: that of hospital radiologist (former head of Department, retired from 2009) and versatile trumpeter (who does not know retirement).   Since 1977, his wife Lisiane Laplace assist in his musical acti ...
Hey you got your Jazz in my Rap. Hey you got your Rap in my Jazz As a Jazz musician and also a Fan of Rap music I have noticed a lot of times in which these two have crossed paths. This entry will be a list of five of those instances. These are not ordered in any way this is just an observation. 1. In the song "Thugz Mansion" by Tupac he references Miles Davis and Billy Holiday as two of the people that he would like to see in heaven. 2. The hip hop Duo Gang Starr sampled the famous baseline from "A Night in Tunisia" in their song "Words I Manifest" 3. Snoop Dogg makes reference to Dizzy Gillespie in the song "Gz and Hustlas" The line is "I blow up your mouth like I was Dizzy Gillespie" 4. The entire Doo-Bop album by Miles Davis is a great mixture of Jazz and rap. 5. The raper Lupe Fiasco says that one of his favorite albums is "Birth of the Cool" by Miles Davis. So it was no surprise that he took the time to make a song called "Always Shine" with Jazz pianist Robert Glasper. Now that I have made th ...
It's the birthday of jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis (1926). He was born in Alton, Illinois, and grew up in East Saint Louis. His family was fairly well off, a fact he liked to remind people of, since they tended to assume he came from poverty. His dad was a dental surgeon, and they also had a ranch in Arkansas, where young Miles learned to ride horses. He moved to New York in 1944 to study at the Institute of Musical Art, which is now Juilliard. His true schooling, though, came by way of jam sessions with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and when Gillespie and Parker parted ways, Davis filled Gillespie's vacancy in Parker's band. Always an innovator, Davis formed a nine-piece ensemble in the late 1940s that included a tuba and a French horn; their aim was to recreate the smooth sound of the human voice, and their album Birth of the Cool (1956) heralded the beginning of the "cool jazz" movement. Though it was historically important, it was a commercial failure, and Davis resented t ...
JAZZ IN DE STUDIO The real music lovers of Trinidad and Tobago are in for a special treat when Pamberi takes the stage at Studio 66, 66 Sixth Street, Barataria, on Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 in a show entitled “Take Five”. Jazz in De Studio, features Pamberi, the San Juan Steelband that has been winning over audiences in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, and especially in Japan, where they have made 19 tours thus far. One of the most musically innovative steelbands in the world, Pamberi is long associated with originality, cutting their teeth with composer Godwin Bowen, then nurturing their own homegrown composers and arrangers, such as musical director, Brian Villafana, arranger Cheo Cato, and Reon Patterson. This is not to say they do not play music by other composers. Pamberi’s repertoire includes, among others, the music of: Andre Tanker, Hugh Masakela, Lord Kitchener, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Merchant, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder and William Cep ...
1. Dexter Gordon's homecoming - After 15 years as an expat in Europe, Dexter Gordon returned in 1976 to give a triumphant performance at New York City's Village Vanguard. 2. Ornette Coleman at the 5 Spot - On November 17, 1959, after the release of the audaciously titled "The Shape of Jazz to Come", Ornette Coleman and his band (which included Charlie Haden on Bass) began an extended stint at the 5 Spot club in NYC. Among the notables that came to witness these innovative performances, were Leonard Bernstein, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. 3. Duke Ellington & Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue - During the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, while performing Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, Duke Ellington gave free reign to tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves who obliged with 27 legendary choruses that drove the crowd to heights of ecstatic frenzy. 4. Jazz at Massey Hall - On May 15, 1953, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker gave a onetime performance at Toronto's Massey Hall th ...
On this day in saxophone history, Bob Berg was born, Brooklyn, NY, 1951. c/o his work w/Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, & Horace Silver.
Also in honor of National Women's History Month In honor of National Women's History Month I dug into my archives for yours truly a "Mz.KIR" poem. "The Jazz Procession" Those trumpets were blowin music was flown Reminiscent of the days of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and those jazz greats Had a vision of Ellington and his band and Ellington was not a street Dizzy Gillespie spoke to me through his trumpet The sounds were melodic and hypnotic As they walked down the street I joined in the procession I wanted to know where they were going I asked one of the members in the band where the were going? Told me to a land that's free Told me they were going to the real home of the brave Before we were slaves that Jazz Band played and played Up the block and down the street When they played they made the music come alive! As cars rode by tooting their horns to the vibe That Jazz Band was thriving Taught me a lesson bout the music of the players within It was a history lesson I joined the jazz procession Dancing and ...
VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Zoe K has cancelled her performance at the BJC tomorrow night, Friday 22 Feb 2013, due to severe health reasons. However her bandleader Costa has produced a show worthy of an excellent night out of Live Jazz. In her place sought after vocalist Sarah Ashton works with her group Swingset to express her unique grace, charisma and creative ideas. On Friday evening Swingset will feature some of Brisbane’s brightest emerging musicians, Lee Brackenborough (sax), Lachlan Mckenzie (trumpet) and Andrew Fincher (guitar). Swingset reignites a vast tradition of jazz music, bringing to life the passion and joy of composers and performers such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald. Come and experience the fun and vibrancy of Swingset. Your ticket is still valid and we hope that you will come and enjoy the evening - if there are any queries please direct them to infoor phone the office between 9am - 3pm
What Is Jazz Music?: Jazz, often called America's classical music, grew out of a mixture of blues, Western Swing and Western Art music. Jazz has been a part of American culture since the turn on the 20th century and has undergone many different changes since its inception. Jazz players such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie have become household names for both their flamboyant playing styles and highly energetic improvisations. Swing jazz was popular during the 1920s and '30s and was performed by larger "Big Band" ensembles, though some small groups performed this music as well. The leading musicians of this time were Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. What is jazz? According Wynton Marsalis jazz is music that swings. According to Pat Metheny jazz is not the music of Kenny G. According to Webster's jazz is characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, and often deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre. Personally, I prefer t ...
Little Known Black History Fact 1911 to 1929, when blacks were moving from the racist south to the north, the Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Colorado was born. Known for its jazz and entertainment scene, musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Nat King Cole flocked to the Five Points neighborhood to stay at the Rossonian Hotel and play at Benny Hooper's Casino. Affluent blacks from the south traveled by railroad to Five Points to hear the jazz. During the return trip, travelers threw newspapers out of the train windows to spread the news of progress in the north to blacks in the south. Nicknamed the "Harlem of the West," Five Points of Denver was a self-sufficient black town, with a streetcar and a network of black professionals. The early 1900 homes had electrical wiring, plumbing and garages. But over the years, with civil rights and desegregation under demand, the Five Points neighborhood became a crime-ridden, abandoned area. The Ku Klux Klan held detailed demonstrations t ...
REST IN PEACE CLAUDE Claude Nobs, concert promoter and festival organiser: born Territet, Vaud, Switzerland 4 February 1936; died Lausanne 10 January 2013. Claude Nobs might not have been a professional musician but he lived and breathed music and enjoyed making things happen. In 1967 he co-founded the Montreux Jazz Festival and nurtured a three-day occasion into a high-profile, fortnight-long event with an international cachet and a reputation second to none. For two weeks in July, the bijou Swiss town on Lake Geneva becomes a destination for music-makers and aficionados of jazz, blues, rock, pop, Latin, world and dance music. Free workshops enable festival-goers to get closer to musicians like BB King, Carlos Santana or Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who have all performed there, as did the late Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. A tireless networker who never took no for an answer and convinced Aretha Franklin to appear in 1971 with a box of Swiss chocolates, Nobs was a wonderful raconteu ...
Pioneering percussionist, composer, band leader, and drummer Max Roach worked with dozens of jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and countless others. Roach's mother was a gospel singer in Brooklyn in the late 1920s, and young Max would start his long musical career playing the bugle before moving on to playing drums for gospel groups by age 10. Roach's first big break came when he was just 18, when he was asked to fill in for Duke Ellington’s drummer, Sonny Greer, for a performance at the famed Paramount Theater. Sideman gigs came in droves for Roach, and he scoured the jazz clubs in Manhattan along with his former school mate saxophonist Cecil Payne. It was in the 1940s, however, that Roach and fellow drummer Kenny Clarke would change jazz drumming forever. The pair were a part of early jazz players who drummed in a new musical time pattern that would eventually help shape the style of jazz known as bebop. The loose drumming style allowed for more spac ...
Hey!! I have listened to many all types of music for many years and do, by no means, consider myself "An Authority".For there is so much more like ,for instance, the genius: Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, and Many more Jazz musicians and much Blues, also, that I have Never listened to.and Yet, Youtube gave me my own Website!!! Go figure?? I was stunned!! I do follow and have followed since I was a young girl many popular singers such as Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, Herb Alpert, and many coming from *** Clark's American Bandstand, Soul Train, and then many groups or singers from the 60's, including the Motown Sound, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Farinas and lastly, the British Invasion...Then came the Psychedelics of the latter Sixties, (too many to mention), and then in the early seventies, the more mellow sounds of the singers like James Taylor, Carly Simon, Elton John,etc..Then the the eighties and the nineties, .. ...
Been in a DEEP Jazz exploration mood lately... Jazz was the dominate music form in America from the 40's until the mid 60's. It wasn't uncommon for an artist to release an album every 6 to 9 months. This predates today's practice of artist releasing mix tapes every six months to get the word out about new material. I also found it fascinating that clubs were the core source of discovering new music. New York was the Mecca. Albums merely exposed the art form to those outside of NY and abroad. Jazz much like hip hop today, morphed in many styles & sizes of the players, from Big Bands playing standards & swing style jazz in the 30's & 40's ie Duke Ellington & Count Basie, which evolved due to economics, down to small knit quintets, quartets & trios, ie Charlie Parker bridged this transition with Dizzy Gillespie. From this period we start to mine some of the art forms greatest names, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Gil Evans & Herbie Hancock to name but a few. From here, jazz incorporated the growing rock & R&B m ...
I've since kinda sorta caught up. At 17 I wanted to be Miles Davis/ John Coltrane/ Dizzy Gillespie.
After being hit with a rent increase of $20,000 per month, the famed Lenox Lounge in Harlem is set to close on December 31. The art deco jazz club first opened in 1942. Jazz stars such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane,...
Looking up jazz albums when I found "Jazz at Massey Hall". Who plays on "Jazz at Massey Hall"? Basically, The Avengers of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Bud Powell. This is a meeting so powerful that it slapped Miles Davis awake.
I'm no expert but I do like Bill Evans, Chet Baker and of course Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane.
During the 1964 election, Dizzy Gillespie said that if he were elected president, he would make Duke Ellington the secretary of state, Miles Davis the director of the CIA, Max Roach the secretary of defense, Charles Mingus the secretary of peace, Ray Charles the librarian of congress, Mary Lou Williams the ambassador at the Vatican, and Thelonious Monk the Traveling ambassador. He also said he would rename the White House the "Blues House". Now that's a government I can get behind!!
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, This is a song for you Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Robert Johnson, Charley Patton
is absolutely wrapped up in OETA's 'Jazz Icons' right now. Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, the Duke, and Miles Davis. LOVE!
Art Blakey (Addullah Ibn Buhaina), famed jazz musician and bandleader, was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on this date in 1919. Blakey played with the likes of Mary Lou Williams, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stit, and Thelonious Monk.
And what an honor and thrill it was... Gunther has recorded with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Miles Davis to Charles Mingus to Dizzy Gillespie to Johnny Mathis and performed with a range from Ethel Merman to Arturo Toscanini... What a funny, creative and brilliant man.
Miles Davis The Miles Davis Story Trumpeter-bandleader Miles Davis (1926-91) was a catalyst for the major innovations in post-bop, cool jazz, hard-bop, and jazz-fusion, and his wispy and emotional trumpet tones were some of the most evocative sounds ever heard. He was also one of the most identifiable and misunderstood pop icons of the 20th century. This engrossing British documentary shows the complex layers of this magnificent and mercurial artist. Through rare footage and interviews, we learn of Davis's middle-class upbringing and his early days with bop legends Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. The documentary bluntly deals with Davis's narcotic nadir and his rise from the depths to become a bona fide jazz icon in the mid-'50s to late '60s. But the most penetrating and poignant portraits of Davis come from musicians who played with and were influenced by him, including Shirley Horn, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, and Keith Jarrett. Outstanding musical selections include modal masterpieces "So What" an ...
Danny Thompson It's the birthday of Fats Navarro (1923-50), jazz composer and trumpet great. Although he only lived to 26, he was a major influence on BeBop. At the age of 20, he joined Billy Eckstine's BeBop Big Band along with Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Charlie Parker. He would spend the next (and sadly last) years of his life playing with these jazz greats. Fats and Fat Girl were his nicknames.
Happy Birthday, John Coltrane and Bruce Springsteen. From Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac: Today is the birthday of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, born in Hamlet, North Carolina (1926). He grew up in a house full of music, and from the time he first picked up a sax at age 13, he seemed to have an innate gift. He made his first recording in 1943, while serving in the Navy during World War II. He was in the Navy band and recorded a tune with four other sailors. During the 1950s, he played with Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington, but his addiction to heroin made him increasingly unreliable, and though his talent opened many doors, he was soon fired. Miles Davis gave him a chance in 1955; Davis encouraged Coltrane to experiment musically, but he also held him accountable for his drug use. Two years later, Davis was forced to fire him because he hadn't given up heroin, and this seemed to be the final push Coltrane needed to get clean. He embarked on a solo career, and in 1965, he released A Love Supreme, ...
Attended the grand reopening of The Colored Musicians Club and Museum in Buffalo. Wow, what a slice of Jazz history. Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk all played this Colored Musician's Union Club during segregation. my first visit was during college, I held guest memberships since. Now, I am proud to be a sponsor. Today's jam session in the upstairs bar was over the top. These old cats still can play! The young one's too!
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Marcus Miller @ BB KINGS!! In among the most enviable careers in music, bassist Marcus Miller is a two-time Grammy Award winner and the composer and producer of 10 critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums (seven studio and three live). His resume as a sideman boasts over 500 recording credits on albums across the spectrum of musical styles: rock (Donald Fagen and Eric Clapton), jazz (George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Sample, Wayne Shorter, and Grover Washington Jr.), pop (Roberta Flack, Paul Simon, and Mariah Carey), R&B (Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan), hip-hop (Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg), blues (Z.Z. Hill), new wave (Billy Idol), smooth jazz (Al Jarreau and Dave Koz), and opera (Kenn Hicks and Kathleen Battle). He was also among the last primary collaborators with Miles Davis, laid the foundation for contemporary jazz with David Sanborn in the early '80s, and collaborated extensively with the late, great soul man Luther Vandross, contributing to well over half his albums as a producer, composer, and/o ...
I got to see two of these guys play live. I should have caught Miles when I had the chance when he played in Chastain Park in ATL. For the un-cool out there, these gentlemen are Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach.
Three giants of jazz! Trumpet players Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and drummer Max Roach.
I'm really no Professor of Music at all. The real Professors are Art Blakey, Barry Harris, Dizzy Gillespie, Sir Roland Hanna, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Jimmy Heath,Jaki Byard, Donald Byrd, Miles Davis, James Williams, Calvin Jones, Donald Brown, Mary Lou Williams.. And the list goes on and on.. These are the professors of BAM!!
Erykah Badu.Lauren Hill...Jill Scott.Miles Davis. Thelonious Monk.Dizzy Gillespie- These are the Artist that I would prefer Soul,R&b,and Jazz
I met this saxophone player in Quito who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis and so many other jazz greats...
I have some friends at the Newport Jazz Festival. Recently I came across this passage from Joe Byrd's memoir, white bicycles about the Newport Jazz Festival in 1965. Sign me up for this roster! And economical! / The Jazz Festival line-up spoke of a genre at its peak: Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand), Lee Konitz, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Haden, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Memphis Slim, Bud Freeman, Muddy Waters and, bizarrely, in Thursday’s opening night show, Pete Seeger. There were seven concerts spread over the 4 July weekend with tickets at $3.50 to $6. I may have been alone in viewing Carmen McRae as filler, but I never liked her supp ...
2 nights ago Jamison and I are having "big boy" dinner at Jazzy John's BBQ. He looks around at the posters of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and says, "Daddy, they're all playing instruments". Then a few minutes later he looks up at the ceiling and says, "Hey, the music is coming from up there!". Did I mention that Jamison Carl Maguire spelled sideways is Large Major Musician?
Date: Sun, 1923-07-15 Philly Joe Jones was born on this date in 1923. He was an African-American musician. Born in Philadelphia as Joseph Rudolph Jones, but was nicknamed "Philly" to avoid confusion with Jo Jones, the drummer from the Count Basie Orchestra, who became known as "Papa Jo Jones." After serving in the U.S. Army, he burst on the New York jazz scene in 1947 as the house drummer at Café Society with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, and Ben Webster. After collaborating with arranger Tadd Dameron in 1953, Jones joined Miles Davis' band in 1955, which included John Coltrane, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers. Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was added to the group the next year, and with Jones’ articulate, boxer-like cross rhythms they recorded several masterpieces including "Two-Bass Hit," "Milestones," and "Some Day My Prince Will Come." "Play the Philly lick" was a command given by many band leaders when they wanted their drummers to re-create that special and explosive rhythmic signat ...
I remember this just like it was yesterday. A time in my life that I will never ever for get this day as long as I live .The day I arrived in Geneva Switzerland to sing at the Montreux Jazz Festival with some of the worlds greatest artist of all time.Artist like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, BB King,Take 6,George Clinton,George Benson just to name a few. But while I was there enjoying all the sights and sounds I heard a small still voicesaying to me. Anthony what you see here doesn't even compare to where I'm going to take you if you just serve me with all of your heart.Needless to sayI obeyed the voice of God and I have never looked back!!.The doors God has open and are still opening up for me have just left me at awe seeing God's favor move in my live! My God has called me for such a time as this and I'm never going back to the way it was...
Am I telling you something you already know if I say Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie?
Chuck Wayne (Charles Jagelka 1923-1997) was a guitarist and teacher who helped bridge the swing era with the modernist bebop revolution of the mid-1940s. Wayne worked along 52nd Street and took part in recording sessions with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Barney Bigard and many oth...
I have spent 2 days as a guest of an incredible family. The family of lawyer Marco Merola jazz promoter and passionate lover of jazz. This incredible man promoted jazz concerts in Italy from 1978 to 1985. He booked 72 concerts in Italy in this period. He is currently a lawyer in Napoli and has the greatest CD collection I have ever seen. He has over 4000 CDs of all the great jazz masters. His office is covered with CDs and posters of Coltrane, Bird, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie. He allowed me to scan some of his old pictures from when he was booking concerts. He booked Archie Schepp, Elvin Jones, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach, Don Cherry, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Art Farmer, Miles Davis,, Anthony Braxton, Roswell Bud and the list goes on and on. Anyway Marco, his wife Rosario, and his son Antonio Merola have treated me like a king for 2 days in Napoli, and we listened to many of his 4000 CDs. For the future his son Antonio is becoming a lawyer and is already doing jazz promotion. He ...
"Two Bass Hit" performed by Miles Davis and band. Taken from the 1958 "Milestones" jazz album. Composed by John Lewis and Dizzy Gillespie. Musicians: Miles D...
Date: Fri, 1930-05-16 Betty Carter was born this date in 1930. She was an African-American singer and entertainer. She was born in Flint, MI as Lillie Mae Jones (her birth name). She began studying piano at the Detroit Conservatory of Music and by the time she was a teenager, she was already sitting in with Charlie Parker and other bop musicians when they performed in Detroit. After winning a local amateur contest, she turned professional at age 16, hooking up with the Lionel Hampton band by 1948, and using the name Lorraine Carter. Hampton was responsible for her nickname "Betty Be-Bop" (a nickname she disliked, as she found bebop limiting and wanted to do more than just scat), but it stuck, and ultimately she changed her stage name to Betty Carter. At the age of 21, she traveled to New York with the Hampton band and set up home there. Carter spent the early 1950s as a singer with different groups. She did several shows at the Apollo with Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie. She toured with Miles Davis in 1958 ...
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An evening of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and all that jazz: a perfect finale for the day. Good night and good morning mis amores...
Johnny gave me a bunch of old Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie CDs. This is a huge addition to the jazz collection on my iPod. Thank you, son.
I love listening to jazz, but it always makes wish I was as talented as Miles Davis or Clifford Brown or Dizzy Gillespie... 🎶🎺💙
Fans and followers of contemporary jazz need no introduction to Max Bennett. An internationally known bassist and composer, the scope of his experience spans from concert touring, recording and producing to composing music for feature films and television. Max has toured and performed in concert with Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, a list that literally runs from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and includes jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. The list of outstanding artists with whom Max has recorded includes Quincy Jones, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Frank Zappa, Motown Artists, Celine Dion, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Michael Franks, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Michel LeGrand, Lalo Schifrin, The Crusaders and countless others. His many years of working in the studios resulted playing on 17 Grammy winning albums and have given him the opportunity to exercise his affinity for jazz, blues, ...
Ever wonder who gave Dizzy Gillespie his name? Where Thelonious Monk & Miles Davis got their first big breaks?
Castles in Spain: Legrand is most famous as the first European to collaborate with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis ...
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