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Elmo Hope and Joe Morris

Elmo Hope and Joe Morris

Bebop's fast tempo and complex rhythms were embraced by modern-jazz fans when the jazz style emerged in the mid-1940s. But bop also provided jump blues with an opening. Bebop was spectacular and electrifying, but it wasn't for dancing. It was mostly for sitting and listening. As a result, the big-beat, horn-driven dance music made major inroads ...

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YouTubers Dig Chet Baker

YouTubers Dig Chet Baker

Every so often, I come across talented kids on YouTube playing the music of favorite jazz artists on their instruments. Either they're playing transcriptions of artists' solos or they're playing along to their records. What unites them is a clear passion for the music's beauty. In the past, I've featured kids playing pianist Red Garland and ...

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Dave Schildkraut: Key Ingredient

Dave Schildkraut: Key Ingredient

Alto saxophonist Dave Schildkraut didn't record on a bad album. Except perhaps his own leadership session, at the tail end of his recording career in 1979. By then, he sounded coarse and tapped out. But if you look through his discography and listen to the recordings, the New York jazz session player managed to draw only ...

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Henri Salvador, Part 2

Henri Salvador, Part 2

Yesterday, I posted on French singer-entertainer Henri Salvador and his career up until his semi-retirement at age 78 in 1995. Today, I'm posting about one of pop's most startling comebacks topped only by Tony Bennett's. This rebound also featured Salvador's passion for Brazil. First, let's look at his first visit to the South American country. On ...

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Henri Salvador, Part 1

Henri Salvador, Part 1

Henri Salvador was a French singer, musician and dancer whose talents were so exceptional and profound, we don't really have anyone of comparable status in the U.S. Salvador played guitar and trumpet, he sang beautifully and he was a star in virtually every music genre, including jazz, pop, chanson, cabaret, rock 'n' roll and bossa nova. ...

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10 by Mancini in 1960

10 by Mancini in 1960

Hollywood composer, arranger and conductor Henry Mancini released four albums in 1960—two soundtracks and two instrumental LPs. The scores were for the film High Time and the TV series Mr. Lucky. The instrumentals were The Blues and the Beat and The Mancini Touch. Their cool swing, jauntiness and instrumental textures were in sync with the minimalist ...

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Lester Young on Verve

Lester Young on Verve

Lester Young was born on August 27, 1909 and died March 15, 1959. Known as Prez or Pres (short for President, a nickname Billie Holiday gave him), the tenor saxophonist was famous for his cool and airy relaxed style that modernized the tenor saxophone. Instead of improvising with an aggressive, vertical chopping approach, his sound was ...

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Charlie Parker at 100: Part 5

Charlie Parker at 100: Part 5

This week, I've been celebrating Charlie Parker's centenary on August 29 by posting on the alto saxophonist's five major contributions to jazz and the culture at large. In Part 1, I posted about Parker's invention, with Dizzy Gillespie, of bebop in 1945. In Part 2, I posted on Parker's popularization of high-speed improvisation. In Part 3, ...

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Charlie Parker at 100: Part 3

Charlie Parker at 100: Part 3

In celebration of Charlie Parker's centenary on August 29, I'm spending the week posting on five major accomplishments by the alto saxophonist. On Monday, I posted about Parker's invention with Dizzy Gillespie in 1945 of a transformative genre of improvised jazz that became known as bebop. On Tuesday, I posted about Parker's popularization of high-speed and ...

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Charlie Parker at 100: Part 2

Charlie Parker at 100: Part 2

Yesterday, in Part 1 of this series, I posted about the five reasons why Charlie Parker was such an important jazz figure. I also posted about his first accomplishment, the invention of bebop with Dizzy Gillespie in 1945. Today, let's look at the second reason—his ability to improvise fluidly at a high speed. Speed was essential ...


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