Category: Free Jazz

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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Coltrane Jazz

John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. He went on to become one of the most famous jazz performers of the 50s and 60s. Early on, Coltrane got his

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Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz Previous Next Like many other genres, jazz was birthed from the African American community and in result, lead to the influence of other variations of the genre including free jazz, modal jazz,

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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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Sonny Rollins

Background Sonny Rollins was born “Theodore Walter Rollins” on September 7, 1930 in New York City. As a child, he started as a pianist, but then switched to the alto saxophone to emulate Louis Jordan.

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The Unique Sounds of Thelonious Monk

Born Thelonious Sphere Monk Jr. to parents Barbara and Thelonious Monk Sr., Thelonious was born on October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. At the age of 4 his parents decided to move to

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‘Pharoah was the Son’: Pharoah Sanders

Introduction Like all other American music genres, Jazz was born to African Americans, originating in New Orleans. Just like the vast amount of cultures of its birthplace, Jazz music developed into numerous forms and styles,

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All About Wynton Marsalis

Who is he? Wynton Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Today, Marsalis is a world-renowned composer, educator, and musician. And he is specifically known for his skillful trumpet playing. Although

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ORIGINS of FREE JAZZ Free Jazz is a type of jazz that lacked traditional structure when compared to other forms of jazz music, It was often considered rebellious. It was first introduced by saxophonist Ornette

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Jazz: Master of Improvisation

Jazz was born in the African American communities of New Orleans, which in the 1800’s was the most musical city in the nation. The genre is both rooted in blues and ragtime as well as the black experience within

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