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... Ornette Coleman was born into poverty in Fort Worth, Texas on March 19, 1930. A child of a
single-parent household, Ornette remembers his mother working as a clerk in a funeral home to
support them both during the midst of the Depression. His father, he was later told, was a
construction worker and ...
Sungura Music`s Development in Zimbabwe
... increased opportunity to play Zimbabwean indigenous music on national radio and
television stations. It can be seen as a symbol of rising self-consciousness amongst local
music artists with a newly found freedom to express their experiences. Before
independence most popular musicians did not special ...
The Smithsonian Anthology
... producing the incisive annotations. The accompanying book also features an informative background
essay as well as suggestions for listeners on appreciating the full richness of the performances. If ever
there were a “jazz appreciation course in a box,” this is it. JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology re ...
"Untamed Music": Early Jazz in Vaudeville - DigiNole!
... Sweatman can claim the honour of being the first to establish it.”10 In 1916,
Sweatman went on to make what was arguably the first jazz recording. His
recording of his composition “Down Home Rag” is the clearest recorded example
of jazz improvisation that we have dating from before the jazz band rec ...
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... was falling. Inside, vocalist Catherine good story,” she said by phone a few days later.
Russell checked her smartphone while a “I like old-fashioned romance.” Her selections
10-piece band prepared for another take on are very personal, she says, because this is music
“Let Me Be The First To Know, ” ...
... functional, for work or ritual, and included work songs and field hollers. The African
tradition made use of a single-line melody and call-and-response pattern, but without
the European concept of harmony. Rhythms reflected African speech patterns, and the
African use of pentatonic scales led to blu ...
mingus big band - University Musical Society
... that he was primarily a composer. But the world did not perceive that
because he was such a powerful figure on stage and his music was so
identified with his personality. No one wanted to trespass into his territory.
His music wasn’t like Duke Ellington, and the Library of Congress has
acquired all ...
the 100 most influential musicians of all time
... the musical traditions that preceded him and then melding
those traditions to create music that was all his own, Bach
built his legacy around unique innovation. After his death,
students of classical music excavated, analyzed, incorporated, and emulated his work. Today Bach’s “voice” is heard
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Automatic Man was an American 1970s progressive rock quartet from San Francisco which also featured elements of funk, space music, psychedelic rock, heavy metal, Krautrock, Musique concrète, art rock and Santana-inspired jazz fusion. Initially a side project of Santana's drummer Michael Shrieve, Automatic Man brought together well respected musicians of diverse backgrounds within the rock, funk and jazz communities of the mid-1970s.Despite a well reviewed 1976 eponymous début on Island Records and a lone charting single, 1977's ""My Pearl"", which reached No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100., the line-up of Automatic Man was not cohesive. After a second album entitled Visitors, they disbanded in 1978, retaining a small but very loyal, global cult following.With both releases being reissued on CD in 2004 after twenty eight years of only being available in vinyl format and with the advent of the internet, Automatic Man are being rediscovered and roundly praised for their genre defying, boundary breaking musical sound and unique lyrics.