Jimi was the guitarist and main singer, Noel Redding played bass, and Mitch Mitchell played drums. After releasing his first album, and following The Who at a concert, Jimi released his first two albums. The albums were called “Are you Experienced?” and “Axis: Bold as Love.” In late 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released “Electric Ladyland,” their best selling album. Noel Redding left the band in 1969, reuniting Jimi and one of his service mates in the army, Billy Cox. After a big gig at Woodstock music festival, Jimi formed a new band with Buddy Miles playing drums, and Cox on the bass.
He was a co-founder of Afro-Cuban jazz. As a young boy, youngest of nine he started playing trumpet at the age of the 12. He was accepted into the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina, but later dropped out of school to pursue his dreams of being a musician. One of Gillespie’s inspirations was Roy Eldridge who he was greatly influenced he soon gained the fresh nickname of ‘’Dizzy’’. Dizzy Gillespie died January 6, 1933 of Pancreatic Cancer in Englewood, New
At a young age he learned how to play guitar, while looking up to his role model Elvis Presley. Later on in life, Scotty won season 10 of American Idol the TV show. He 's now at age 22, is attending NC State University. In contrast, Thomas Rhett was born on March 30, 1990, in the first part of summer to Paige Braswell. He grew up in his hometown of
Duke Ellington was an African American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of songs over his 50-year career during the World War 1, The Great Depression and World War 2. Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899, his parents were James Edward and Daisy Ellington. With his father, a Methodist, and his mother, a Baptist, Ellington 's upbringing had strong religious influences. An artistic child, Ellington passed up his art scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in order to devote his time to his first love: music, specifically the piano. By the age of fourteen, Ellington had written his first two songs, "Soda Fountain Rag" and "What You Gonna Do When the Bed Breaks Down?"
Over his sixty-year career he had earned several nicknames: The Sorcerer, the Prince of Darkness, and the man who walked on eggshells. In this paper, I plan to examine the influences that Miles Davis had on jazz. Starting with the bebop era, when his career first began, to his final collaboration released following his death. While in school Davis had learned how to play the trumpet, and following graduation he attended Julliard in New York. However, he dropped out of Julliard in 1945 in order join one of bebop’s pioneers, Charlie Parker.
Bill Haley( William John Clifton Haley) was an American rock and roll musician, his left eye turned blind by accident , but did not drag down his steps on pursuing music . Bill Haley and the Comets performed this song on the Texaco Star Theater on May 31,1955 in NBC. This was one of the earliest nationally performance on TV by a rock n roll band , offering innovative musical genre to audience. “ Rock Around The Clock” was introduced into the Grammy Hall of Fame , it is a special award established in 1973 to honor recordings that have “ qualitative or historical
Prior to leaving behind the name Parliaments, the band initiated in New Jersey, 1955, with the inspiration to be a doo wop group, but only able to have one hit song in 1967. The leader of the American band, George Clinton, at first went with the name, Parliaments, but due to record label issues with Revilot Records. Under the new label, Atlantic Records, he decided to take one of the suggestions made by band member and bassist, Billy Nelson. The new name they would go under was, Funkadelic, because of the psychedelic culture in the 1970s and their funk sound. George Clinton would then have the 50 plus band members to become the new name with the musical influences of James Brown and Sly Stone, in which, they would later become the pioneers
This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad.
He spent one night in jail, and was then transferred to live at a reform school, the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys. Little did Louis know, that this would be a blessing in disguise. There he learned to play the cornet. Soon after, he was “appointed leader of the school band, which often paraded and performed in and around the city.” (Anderson, Paragraph 4) At age sixteen, Armstrong was released from Waif’s Home and “was sent to live with his father.” (Brown, Page 22) However, he quickly went back to living with his mother and sister. During this time, he “obtained his first job as a professional musician.” (Anderson, Paragraph 5) “Armstrong’s reputation as a musician continued to grow,” (Biography.com, Paragraph 7) and he soon was mentored by another local cornet player, King Oliver.
Polymodality in Dave Brubeck’s Compositions After returning from the army service in 1946, David Warren Brubeck (1920-2012) enrolled to study with Darius Milhaud (who he met before enlistment) at Mills College in Oakland, California. Through Milhaud, Brubeck became involved with polyrhythms and polymodality, and they developed a relation of friendship until Milhaud’s death in 1974. Brubeck emerged as one of the most significant figures in West Coast jazz of the 1950s and beyond. Deborah Mawer states, “Brubeck returned to California for more academic study, ‘determined to get his still-evolving, polytonal, polyrhythm but not-bop music accepted in the jazz community and to make it a part of the American musical mainstream’.” Brubeck experimented with polymodality in improvisation and composition, “Paul Desmond remembered that Brubeck had confounded him on their first meeting by asking to