Louis Armstrong shaping scat singing to make it achieve posterity Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) is surely one of the most famous and incredible jazz singer and trumpet player. He influenced widely, and still does, jazz music. But there is something that only jazz specialists or some aficionados know: he actually reinvented a brand new genre of vocal jazz, the scat singing.
Although he died, there was not another musician as popular as Louis Armstrong. Even years after he has passed, remakes of his songs when to the top of charts (Source A). Overall, Louis Armstrong has made the world we live in a more diverse and creative environment. He should be
The true fame came to Mozart after his death. The name of Mozart has become a symbol of enormous amounts of respect and awe and creative genius. Numerous musicians and writers look up to the greatness and the value of Mozart’s legacy and the huge role that his music plays in the life of mankind.
The Kieler Nachrichten wrote that "Narcis’ voice unfolds such dizzying magnificence that as a listener one feels transported into real heaven." Having already toured in more than 40 countries with Sarah Brightman and Gregorian, he has been received with frenetic applause and standing ovations everywhere. Mario Frangoulis Mario Frangoulis is an international Classical Crossover artist and tenor known the world over for his powerhouse vocals and charismatic live performances. Billboard calls him, “daring and inspiring!” while CNN.com says, “his world is distilled to pure sound, all
Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers.
Jazz became very popular and by the turn of the century New Orleans was flourishing not just as a ocean and stream port but additionally as a noteworthy entertainment city. While New Orleans was blooming from its foundation of jazz, Influential Jazz musicians were just being born. One famous person who had an enormous impact on jazz music was Louis Armstrong. Born in 1901 and quickly becoming a leader of the jazz movement as he was known as an “all star virtuoso”. Louis Armstrong was nicknamed “Satchmo” because of a greeting he received while traveling and this named followed him forever.
Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential jazz musicians to ever live. His trumpet defined the role of the jazz soloist and revolutionized jazz itself, and his way of singing was every bit as influential as the instrument he played. His daring trumpet style and unique vocals paved his way to fame. Armstrong style of singing was not always as well liked as it is today. In the beginning, he struggled to make his voice heard.
9 in D minor opus 125, represents the height of Beethoven’s creativity and intelligence and in a sense can be regarded as a culmination of the trauma he endured because of his loss of hearing. Furthermore, the work is a very powerful force and especially if it is experienced live. One understands and appreciates the sheer genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven and this work, even though it is over 190 years old, is still able to resonate with audiences all over the world. The last movement is one of my favourite pieces of music to listen to and analyse because of the emotional, creative and intellectual thinking it entails. The recording I listened to was the Folsom Symphony and Sacramento Master Singers "Glorious Beethoven" March 25, 2012.
The Rocket Man of Music One could call Elton John the Rocket Man of music, not just because of his hit “Rocket Man” but because of his incredible popularity and rise to stardom. He is a British singer, pianist and composer and is considered to be one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. He has sold over 250 million records, found success on Broadway and composed the music score for “Billy Elliot” the Tony award hit in 2008. His full name is Elton Hercules John and after being knighted by the Queen in 1998 could add Sir to his name.
As stated in the introduction, The Beatles didn’t emerge to popularity until the 1960s. The sixties were a time of rebellion and self-expression, especially among teenagers and young adults. Additionally, most families did not own a personal television until the sixties, this allowed entertainment industry to influence their audiences at home. Musicians now had to be appealing to their audience not just through their music, but now for their appearance.
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.
Introduction “For there 's Basie, Miller, Satchmo and the king of all Sir Duke.” Stevie Wonder. There is no bigger name in the history of American music, especially in Jazz, than Duke Ellington. But many don’t know the man behind many of Sir Duke’s timeless classics, that man is Billy Strayhorn. It is said these two had a symbiotic relationship where neither would have been as good without the other.
George Theophilus Walker was an amazing and talented composer. He composed many piano sonatas, operas, ballets, and many different types of music. Walker was an amazing composer and very good at what he did. Walker was the first black American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1996. Walker was an amazing composer, a great and loving family man, a successful writer, and an inspiration to all who compose music or have composed any piece of music in the past with Walker.
Often referred to as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singers in the United States. Throughout her career, Ella was awarded thirteen Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. With a voice that not only encompassed a large range, but a dynamic and powerful sound, Ella could sing almost anything from scatting to the popular tunes of her day. She performed in the top venues all around the world to packed houses, with audiences as diverse as the music she created. Ella came from a small town and impoverished family, but through her talent and determination, skyrocketed to fame creating a legacy that has withstood the sands of time.
Ken Schaphorst, a composer, trumpeter, and educator with more than a decade of experience leading big bands, counts on a great lineup of musicians and friends, including a few former students from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Schaphorst’s modern big bands are typically packed with trendy and inventive jazz instrumentalists, and for this new album, entitled How To Say Goodbye, he maintains this feature. Donny McCaslin, Ralph Alessi, Chris Cheek, Uri Caine, Jay Anderson, and Matt Wilson are incredible performers that don’t need any introduction. Shifty and animated, the title track immediately lets us know about the leader’s art of orchestration. The tune was written for the trumpeter John Carlson who envinces absolute confidence and takes the lead through thoughtful moves.