Charles Parker Jr. born on August 15, 1920 grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, he was known for his nickname “Bird” or ‘’Yard bird’’. He was one of the most influential people of the Bebop era, because of his iconic way of playing the saxophone. When he was a young boy he quit school to pursue his dreams in the music industry, in his early career he rejoined Jay McShann’s band where he made his first recording in the year 1940. In the year 1945 he made his debut with his own band playing alongside Dizzy Gillespie, both started to develop a new innovative style of playing music which was known as
Elvis has a voice like no other. With his unique tune, he has sung many different types of music. He has sung songs of gospel, blues, country, and of course, Rock-n-Roll. Elvis also added a twist of his own music in his songs. Although many people might not listen to Elvis, as soon as one of his songs come on, they know who it is.
I chose to attend the ISU Jazz Combos concert on Thursday, February 18th in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall. I chose to attend this particular concert because from fifth to tenth grade I played the alto saxophone, and was a part of a jazz band in middle school. Jazz band was my favorite thing about playing the saxophone, and I loved the occasional improvisation solo I would get to perform. Although I like jazz music, I never have attended a jazz concert other than my high school jazz band concerts. Attending a concert at Iowa State was new to me, but I was excited to get back into the “jazz” of things, and was overly pleased with the two different jazz bands that performed.
Each instrument introduces their own melodies and subtleties throughout the entire track, along with the melodies created by his own voice. The transitions seem to be placed with a purpose, not one seeming out of place or sudden. If you have been craving a new, one of a kind artist, then Matt Corby may fulfill your needs. “Brother” is a musical journey filled with sincere emotion and raw talent. The piece is full, explosive, and is what gave to the rise of the ridiculously talented musician.
Meanwhile McFerrin’s song “Hallucinations”, he uses the same bebop style and melody throughout the whole song while sounding out the base and trumpet using his voice. I found McFerrin’s techniques to be very impressive because he pioneered the use of an octave-jumping technique moving from bass notes to falsetto, creating multiple sounds. Although, Wright’s music is more soulful, and she uses her raw voice to extend words and notes but also fuses gospel with jazz by using the guitar drums and piano. In my opinion, Wright and McFerrin’s tempo is very distant from one another. Wright’s tempo can be slow and have a feel-good gospel jazz vibe, whereas McFerrin’s is very fast and hard to keep up with, I do not believe his audience would use his song “Hallucinations” to kick back and relax to, contradicting its euphoric title.
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Each member was able to masterfully play their instrument and as a band they worked well together. The songs they covered turned out extremely well and felt on par with the originals. However, in their cover of “You Are So Beautiful,” sung by the keyboardist, his voice felt out of place, or maybe off tempo. During this song, the chatter of the audience was the strongest, so it seems the feeling of low interest was largely mutual. This was the only song they played which hadn’t felt very good to listen
Gene Krupa was to be mounted as the very first percussion soloist. Drummers of his time were usually kept under the hand as they did not get the spotlight. He entertained the crowd to tremendous lengths to where other musicians got to interact with his drumming which had not been done yet. Gene exhibited his Chicago styled jazz scene in 1927 with some recordings by the help of Bix Beiderbecke and Red Mckenzie. These hits were known as “China Boy”, “Sugar”, “Nobody’s Sweetheart”, and “Liza”.
Much of the credit for the sound he devised belonged to his top-notch supporting musicians such as saxophonists Maceo Parker, St. Clair Pinckney, and Pee Wee Ellis; guitarist Jimmy Nolen; backup singer and longtime loyal associate Bobby Byrd; and drummer Clyde Stubblefield. Amazingly, he turned the crisis to his advantage by recruiting a young Cincinnati outfit called the Pacemakers featuring guitarist Catfish Collins and bassist Bootsy Collins. Although they only stayed with him for about a year, they were crucial to Brown 's evolution into even harder funk, emphasizing the rhythm. In the early '70s, many of the most important members of Brown 's late- '60s band returned to the fold, to be billed as the J.B. 's, Brown continued to score heavily on the R&B charts throughout the first half of the '70s, the music becoming more elemental and beat-driven. At the same time, he was retreating from the white audience he had cultivated during the mid- to late '60s; records like "Make It Funky," "Hot Pants," "Get on the Good Foot," and "The Payback" were huge soul sellers.
He was one of the only African American musicians who spoke up against political issues, he publically talked about the wrongness of school segregation (Harris). Armstrong performed an astonishing 300 concerts per year on average (Harris). Through his expertise in jazz music Armstrong set the bar for all aspiring musicians, something great to learn from but hard to live up
While some later efforts buried his vocals in whiz-bang electronic effects, on The Icon Is Love, White 's deep steam engine baritone pipes are upfront in the mix. Staying Power followed in 1999, showcased in the best tradition of soul music where the focus is the singer and the song. The album earned White two Grammys. White 's career took him from the ghetto to international success with 106 gold and 41 platinum albums, 20 gold and ten platinum singles, with worldwide sales in excess of 100 million. Barry white has had so many accomplishments.
A singer that performed at Harborfest is Morris Day. He performed Jungle Love, The Walk and The Bird. He is a talented artist and his songs are eccentric, however, he is well before my time. The words are hard to follow but in spite of that, I was entertained. Morris The elements of his music makes you want to “dance”, “hang loose”, “party”,
Few artists have that "distinctive" sound that is immediately recognizable. BB King is a legend because he brought the Blues to the masses and continues to wow people with his music even to this day. BB King’s influences were set at an early stage. Being from Indianola, Mississippi, he can still remember the sound of field hollers and the cornerstone blues figures, like Charley Patton and Robert Johnson. You can hear that BB King’s influences in the melodies in his songs and also he not only sings vocally but lets his guitar sing instrumentally with the melodies that he plays in between his singing.
Many people consider him “the most real rapper” because his music is so relatable. He also connects with his fans so well. Many rappers are concerned with being the best and making the most money; J Cole is concerned about pleasing his fans. “2014 Forest Hills Drives includes many songs about several different topics, all of which are about original topics that the average rap would never
The positive legacies that Charlie Parker left behind were his numerous record-ings that are still influential today, the fact that he redefined virtuosity with his style, helped define new bebop vocabulary, and he created a style that is rooted in the Kan-sas blues tradition. Charlie Parker’s recordings that he did with his musical group made an admirable and profound impression on the listeners and makers of jazz and he also became the first artist to make a recording with orchestral accompaniment. The nega-tive legacies Charlie Parker left behind were his influences of drug and alcohol on other musicians in hopes that they would play like him. His drug and alcohol addiction influ-enced other jazz musicians, causing jazz musicians lives and