When the topic of jazz comes to mind , many famous musicians are thought of including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald ,Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Among these talented artists is a New Orleans native singer and extraordinary trumpet player named Louis Armstrong. Armstrong otherwise known as “Pops” or “Satchmo” is arguably one of the most influential, important, and greatest music figures of all time. From his expansive career to his captivating stage presence, Louis Armstrong carries the title of modernizing jazz and is responsible for impacting not only jazz but Frank Sinatra’s singing , popularizing scat singing, and inspiring Miles Davis through his trumpet. Born into a poor family in a rough neighborhood known as the Battlefield
That year Elvis had overdosed and got put in the hospital, thought Elvis did not die (Watson 84.) in 1977 Elvis had a heart attack in the bathroom of his mansion, He was quickly rushed to the hospital where they announced him dead at 2:30 pm (Watson 90, “Elvis.”) Elvis had died at the age of 42 because of the drugs that were in his life (“Elvis.”) To this day he is still a big music star, He is still the king of rock and roll (“Elvis.”) He is still valued more than ever since his death that many people still believe he is still alive and living in the upstairs of his house (Petersen, Watson 92.) August 16, 1977 is the day the KIng of rock and roll died
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.
Biff 's most recent performance was at a parade in Anaheim, California. After this parade was over, all the 1st chair players were brought into interviews, with Wilcox appearing on the Late Tonight Show. There he spoke of his life, and he told of his induction into the Anaheim Brass Band. When he was asked about the origin of his musical interests, Biff described being in the hospital for, "a few weeks" due to severe lacerations. This was supposedly from a time when Wilcox
He taught himself the basic notes and practiced all the time. When he was about 10, Louis and three other boys formed a street singers group. Walking through Storyville, they sang all different kinds of songs. In 1913 on New Year 's eve, Louis Armstrong was arrested at the age of twelve for shooting a gun into the air. Professor Davis taught Louis how to play the cornet correctly and set him on the path of being a pro.
Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century. Most people think Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but that’s not how they started. Fleetwood didn’t start as a rock and roll band, they actually started as a blues band (Lowe, 2004). They were originally a blues
I remember asking about if they had a violin, because my nine year old self thought that it was the coolest instrument ever, but he said he didn’t. Then he brought out what I then thought was the coolest instrument ever, the snare drum. He played a piece on it and the loudness of the instrument was the coolest thing ever. Before you can learn something like that, you first had to learn the treacherous recorder for a year. So my seven class mates and I learned it, then performed several pieces at the time, and moved on to what we called the cool instruments.
Fisher Tull was born Waco, Texas in September 27th, 1934. Around the age of nine in the fifth grade, Fisher Tull began learning to play the trumpet which he continued to do throughout his schooling. As a trumpet player, Fisher Tull played both classical and jazz music and early in his life considered himself to be more of a jazz musician. Fisher Tull went on to enroll at The University of North Texas in 1952, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Following the completion of his first degree Tull went on to continue and complete his graduate studies at The University of North Texas in music theory and trumpet performance in 1957.
When Coltrane was only 12 years old, his father, aunt, and grandparents all died in quick succession, leaving only his mother to take care of him. At 17, Coltrane begin playing the alto saxophone, and, after serving time in the Navy, people begin to take notice of his abilities. Eventually, in 1955, Coltrane joined Miles Davis and three other musicians to form what is known as the “First Great Quintet,” which released four successful albums in the span of around 18 months. However, Coltrane had yet to reach his full potential, suffering from addiction to alcohol and heroin for most of his life after serving in the Navy. Due to Coltrane’s violation of Davis’ rule barring the use of alcohol and narcotics, he was kicked out of the quintet.
He tells a success story about a time he heard something he never heard before and as I said in the first paragraph he kept messaging the guys because it is what he wanted, so he chased it. “He didn’t know how I worked” (pt. 2/5 4:20). When Jermaine went to the showing they had he was brought on to stage, rapped in front of the crowd, and then the group of guys ask him to come to their recording studio. Of course he asked him mom because he was only fourteen, but he eventually went.
In September 1943 she bought him an alto saxophone, which he played in high school. When he was 19 years old, he enlisted in the Navy. His musical abilities were discovered when he joined the Melody Masters, which played jazz and swing tunes. After his duties, he was a leader in the band, and then he produced his first ever recording with other band members, in which they played jazz and bebop songs. He was discharged from the Navy and went home, to Philadelphia, where he joined
Tony had many records during the mid and late 1950s. Some of these were “These Foolish Things” and “Blues of the Night”. Though he went through a hitless period during the early 1960s. During this time the singer, arranger, and accompanist Ralph Sharon played a show at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, where Bennett sang the song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco," the song changed the course of Bennett 's career, earning him a sustained place on the charts in both the United States and Great Britain. It also brought Bennett two Grammy Awards in 1962, for Record of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.
Just like any amazing artist, Miles’ Davis fame and skill did not come overnight. Back in high was when his first job experiences began. He worked at local bars and played at gigs, whenever he had the chance. These were only the beginning, one year later Davis joined the Blue Devils—his first band. He soon to attend Julliard, which led to the launch of his successful career.
His father was a professional trumpet player, so he grew up with music his whole life. The bebop stars that influenced Corea to play jazz are Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Lester Young. He was accepted into the liberal arts program at Columbia University in the late 1950s and later went to The Juilliard School to give full time to music studies. In the 1970’s Corea decided to lead his own groups called Circle and Return to Forever. He also