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
His ability to demonstrate multiple extraordinary talents in a single performance made him a huge hit, and anyone he performed with was no doubt a hit themselves. Along with his many other innovations, Armstrong even created his own style of singing, scat. This was another improvisational method. With this he was able to make almost anything he performed his own(aside from what actually was his own). What was even more amazing was that Armstrong's career lasted from the thirties until the year before his
Although Jelly Roll Morton was a large bragger, his piano skills lived up to his words. Many other black musicians became popular at this time. They played in clubs and speakeasies with phonographs to make their music easily heard. The concept
Coleman Hawkins, an influential tenor saxophonist, was one of the many people who helped aid the beginning of bebop. Ultimately, Bebop was inspired by two fathers: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. During the years 1940– 45 the first modern jazz style, shaped by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie came into being. Charlie Parker composed, painted; he loved machines, cars; he was a loving father. “Charlie’s early death came as no surprise to those who knew him well.
In this scene, the narrator is invited to watch Sonny’s musical performance at a nightclub, and eventually learns that redemption can be done through music as Sonny’s piano performance has a healing effect on his soul. He finally acknowledges and appreciates the beauty of Sonny’s music which he used to look down upon: “It was very beautiful because it wasn’t hurried and it was no longer a lament. I seemed to hear with what burning he had made it his, with what burning we had yet to make it ours, how we could cease lamenting. Freedom lurked around us and I understood, at last, that he could help us to be free if we would listen that he would never be free until we did.”
Ernie, a great pianist as I understand, was doing just that. Mind you, it 's not just people Holden considers phony. He even goes as far as labeling movies as
Duke Ellington was a renowned personality in the music industry, as he was a very successful and notable composer and pianist. He also was a band leader of jazz orchestra throughout his professional career of fifty years; he had been the leader of the orchestra from the year 1923. He was born in 1899 and passed away in 1974. He was a notable figure in the music industry and had an active professional career in the field. That is why his personality is worthy of study so that lessons might be drawn from his life.
This piece had a thick texture and was performed by the University Choir which consists of about sixty singers. The most important person on the stage was the conductor which directed the choir in a graceful way. Three instruments were used in the piece: a piano, a violin, and a tambourine. The soulful piano started the piece. In the first movement the notes were played slowly with lots of rhythm as the female voices came in with a peaceful harmonized melody.