Category: Bebop

John Coltrane & His Evolution

John Coltrane is one of the most well known musicians in jazz. He was very versatile in his music while also being highly innovative. Playing the saxophone, Coltrane revolutionized jazz constantly in his career through

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Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and singer born on October 21, 1917 in South Carolina. Charles “Charlie” Parker Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist and composer born on August 29,

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Bebop: A new language

Bebop: The legends and the language ” When an art form is created, the question is how do you come to it? Not, how does it come to you?”- Wynton Marsalis  To understand bebop you

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Bebop: speed and rhythm

Bebop Jazz:Tempo faster than Light what is Jazz? Originated in New Orleans, jazz is a genre of music created by African Americans similarly to the many other great American music genres. Jazz was created as

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Jazz Hands

Jazz And Black Intellectualism Jazz is a form of music created in the early 20th century that originated in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fusion of many cultures, French, African, Caribbean, Latin

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Art Blakey’s Jazz Message

Art Blakey’s Jazz Message It is impossible to talk about influential jazz musicians without talking about Art Blakey. Blakey was one of the most important figures in the history of jazz music. He not only

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The Queen of Jazz

The Queen of Jazz By: Whitney Holmes “Music is the universal language… it brings people closer together.”– Ella Fitzgerald Background Information on Jazz Music Ella Fitzgerald is one of, if not the most, popular Jazz

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Sarah Vaughan – “The Divine One”

One of the most wondrous voices of the -Scott Yanow, critic Sassy. The Divined One. These nicknames above were used to describe Sarah Vaughan, a jazz singer who is hailed for her range and style

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Charlie Parker

Who is Charlie Parker? Charles Parker Jr was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. Charlie and his parents to Kansas City, Missouri when he was 7 years old. The city was a

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