Category: Modal 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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Miles Davis: The Transition

Transitioning In The Beginning… Born in Illinois on May 26 1926 to the second wealthiest man in the state. His somewhat privileged background didn’t mean his life would be any easier. Growing up he often

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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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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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Modal Jazz

MODAL JAZZ Lauryn Hoard, Leah Wardlaw, Vashti Jones Origin and elements of modal jazz Modal Jazz originated in the 1950s, specifically between the Montogomery Bus Boycott (1956) and the Civil Rights Act (1964). It is

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