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  Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former enslaved Africans in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions, that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
In addition, it could be argued that jazz would not exist without both instruments invented or developed by Europeans (the trumpet, saxophone, trombone, double bass, etc.) and the previous work of Europeans in music theory, which was explored in different ways by jazz musicians, such as increased use of the seventh chord and extended chords.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
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 Jazz royalty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz royalty is a term that reflects the many great jazz musicians who have some sort of royal title in their names or nicknames.
Oliver was known as "King Oliver" in Chicago, and still regarded as the jazz king as late as 1925, when Louis Armstrong returned to Chicago from New York City.
Many other jazz greats had nicknames that were not royalty-related, but some consider them to be part of the royalty anyway -- purely because their skill as musicians merits a place on the list with the best:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz_royalty   (735 words)

 Essence: Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jazz is the portrait of a people in sound: drums that echo your heartbeat, even when it flutters; trumpets that laugh and saxophones that scream 'cause, like James Brown, they feel good.
Jazz is the brother's stance and rhythmic swagger, the sister's sway-back and all the attitude you thought you had in your hip pocket.
Jazz is the father of hipness, the mother of invention and a Black philosophy of life without words.
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 Royalty free Jazz music
Jazz performers improvise within the conventions of their chosen style, usually to the accompaniment of a repeated chord progression.
The birthplace of Jazz music is said to be New Orleans amongst the Black American and Creoles at the turn of the 20th century, between the 1890's and the 1900's, "Ragtime" and the Blues was the new music craze.
By the 1930's Jazz had developed a new musical direction into so called Big Bands, when groups of Jazz musicians played together, and the best developers of this form were Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Count Basie, and when singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday were the leading vocalists.
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 Definition of Swing music
Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s, in the United States.
Swing is distinguished primarily by a strong rhythm section, usually consisting of double bass and drums, medium to fast tempo, and the distinctive "swing" that's common to all forms of jazz.
As jazz in general, and swing jazz in particular, began to grow in popularity throughout the States, a number of changes occurred in the culture that surrounded the music.
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 Royalty Free Music Clips
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 Beta Monkey Drum Loops: Jazz Essentials: Drum Loops and Samples for Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Bebop and More.
This sample collection is all about traditional jazz feels and phrasings, a truly focused set of grooves for discriminating jazz purists everywhere.
So, whether you want to construct your next jazz project with the loops and samples or you just want to match licks comping with the full source tracks, the rhythmic possibilities of Jazz Essentials are limitless.
Jazz Essentials is more than the "typical" loop CD found everywhere else.
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 BERKLEE | Berklee Today
Jazz is not indigenous to this land, but the British do have an appetite for it.
He was a key figure in the recent establishment of the country's jazz education standards and is a patron of the Jazz Development Trust.
I was the jazz master and brought in a student for the show to present to the television audience.
www.berklee.edu /bt/152/coverstory.html   (3385 words)

 billbeuttler.com - Two Nights of Jazz Royalty
Hancock, one of three artists in town this weekend who were named "Jazz Masters" recently by the National Endowment for the Arts (vocalist Nancy Wilson and guitarist Jim Hall are the others), has joined Holland and DeJohnette as an offshoot of a celebration in Chicago for Hancock's 64th birthday.
It was, by consensus, among the greatest jazz combos that ever was, producing such classic albums as "E.S.P.," "Miles Smiles," and "Nefertiti," while radically expanding and liberating existing approaches to rhythm and harmony.
Although he was given the prestigious "Jazz Master" honor earlier this year by the National Endowment for the Arts, he tries not to think about it.
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 JAM: February/March 2001 Issue: Folly Jazz News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As we continue our survey of jazz history during the Folly Theater's Centennial season, we are proud to present the Jimmy McGriff Quartet on Saturday, February 3 to represent "The Post-Bop Groove." In addition to organist McGriff, the group includes Wayne Boyd, guitar and vocals, Jerry Weldon, saxophone, and Don Williams, drums.
His style has been described as being "somewhere between the jazz of Jimmy Smith and the RandB of Booker T. and the MGs." With his winning mix of blues, swing, funk, and gospel-derived sounds, McGriff is an undisputed giant of the Hammond B-3 organ.
Born into jazz royalty, so to speak, Monk, who seemed to spend all his free time at his father's recording sessions, began to secretly play drums at age 13 after quietly studying Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Frankie Dunlop, Billy Higgins, Ben Riley and other jazz greats who recorded with his dad.
www.jazzkc.org /issues/2001-02/folly.html   (722 words)

 Local 802 News - Publications & Press Releases
And, should any tune from the album end up in a movie, film, television show, or jingle, the jazz royalty artist, like all other musicians who performed on the original recording, would be eligible for new use payments.
Incidentally, in order for a record label to pay a jazz artist as a "royalty artist," (or, any other musician as a royalty artist), a copy of the royalty agreement has to be filed by the label with the office of the AFM.
In the absence of such a filed agreement, jazz royalty artists are required to be paid full session wages for each session on which they work.
www.local802afm.org /publication_entry.cfm?xEntry=4682039   (432 words)

 Royalty Free Acid Jazz Music
Jazz combo with Fluglehorn, EP improv in the middle.
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 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: A joyous evening with enduring legend
KAZUYOSHI EHARA / AP Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, 78, who had a stroke in 1993 that left him unable to use his left hand, played with élan at Jazz Alley Tuesday and received two standing ovations.
With the regal yet relaxed air of jazz royalty — of which he is a charter member — pianist Oscar Peterson sat down at the piano Tuesday night before a full house and ruled the realm at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley ($75.50-$95.50; 206-441-9729).
As jazz elders fall — Lewis, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Elvin Jones, the Northwest's own Jabo Ward, Don Lanphere and Red Kelly — it's hard to feel anything but gratitude — and awe — in the presence of one who endures.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2001970046_jazz02.html   (664 words)

 Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Free Music Download, Background Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Here we have large collections of royalty free sound effects and public domain sound effects available for use in your multimedia projects plus an extensive library of general sound effects collected from the web.
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Corporate Grooves is filled with classy and sophisticated royalty free music with jazz stylings, Fender Rhodes electric piano, live strings and swirling synths.
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 Jazz all-stars to honor legacy of Music Inn by Seth Rogovoy
In addition to the aforementioned, those expected to attend include Jimmy Giuffre and the Modern Jazz Quartet's John Lewis, Milt Jackson and Percy Heath, as well as dancers including Geoffrey Holder and Leon James, writers such as Ira Gitler and academicians like Jay Foster, who was dean of the School of Jazz at Music Inn.
Organized by jazz historian Marshall Stearns, these were some of the first attempts to study jazz in a serious fashion.
Among these were Brubeck, who brought his entire family with him one summer, and the members of the Modern Jazz Quartet, who served as the "house band" for several summers.
www.berkshireweb.com /rogovoy/interviews/musicinn.html   (766 words)

 Jazz royalty at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Armstrong had a powerful rival in Buddie Petit, who many ranked higher than young Armstrong in the 1919-1922 period.
Armstrong's great respect and affection for Oliver was probably a factor in never claiming Oliver's kingship, although at the urging of his wife Lil Hardin Armstrong Louis Armstrong was billed as the "world's greatest jazz trumpeter", rendering Oliver's title more ceremonial than a claim of supremecy.
Mamie Smith was billed as the "Queen of the Blues"; Bessie Smith outdid her with the billing "Empress of the Blues".
www.wiki.tatet.com /Jazz_Royalty.html   (532 words)

 Jazz Stock Sound and Music Clips. 139 Jazz audio tracks available to search from many royalty free sound companies.
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 Royalty Free Music, Background Music and Relaxation CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If you want your royalty free music to sound different from the rest then this collection is for you.
Royalty Free Christmas Music is a wonderful collection of familiar holiday tunes edited as full tracks for restaurant playlists and on hold message use as well short music loops for web pages and Flash animations.
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 Times Argus: Vermont News & Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Roy Haynes is easily one of the greatest drummers in the history of jazz.
Though it's safe to say that the hard-swinging stickman remains largely unknown outside the jazz community — such is the plight of a sideman in a genre that mostly prizes pianists, horn players and guitarists.
Called "one of the seven wonders of modern jazz" and "the reigning elder/master of the drum kit" by Billboard magazine, Haynes' resume is the stuff of dreams.
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 OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Buzz: "Jazz Royalty" riffs on all the right notes
The instrumental selections are led by co-creator William Knowles on piano, Brian Ritter on drums and the glacier-cool Billy Johnson on bass, a man so wedded to his instrument it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
Amazingly, with 30 jazz selections from 13 different artists, it takes only two very hard working performers to deliver the rest of the show.
"Jazz Royalty" plays at the Stackner Cabaret in downtown Milwaukee through May 9, plenty of time to see it.
www.onmilwaukee.com /buzz/articles/jazzroyalty.html   (462 words)

 Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - Press Release: JAZZ AT THE BOWL CELEBRATES THE 100th BIRTHDAY OF JAZZ LEGEND ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he formed the group in the late '50s with Dave Lambert and Annie Ross and was one of the main contributors to the trio's lyrics with his ability to write words to some of the most complex jazz improvisations.
A recording with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony and a concert appearance at Carnegie Hall with Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of St. Lukes were among her many other appearances associated with the Ellington Centennial salute.
Reeves was appointed Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in March of 2002 and was the first vocalist to sing in the new world-renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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 Acoustic Jazz Trio: Royalty Free from UniqueTracks
These are primarily jazz songs which also draw in part upon hymns, folk music and classical-like themes.
Your effort will be rewarded because there is serious improvised jazz on this disc, covering many uncommon and creative musical textures.
The music on this acoustic jazz collection is introspective and impressionistic.
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 -= The Doodlin' Lounge =-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shirley Scott has been called "the Queen of the Organ." I’ll bet she’d want to share her throne, however, with her friends among the Jazz organ royalty of this country.
She takes her music and Jazz history beyond the classroom and into the lives of her students.
Music was a part of growing up for Shirley in her native Philadelphia; she was exposed to Jazz as a youngster in a very unique manner.
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 Dinah Washington - Verve Records
Jazz critic Leonard Feather caught her with the Hampton band that December at Harlem’s Apollo and convinced Keynote Records to sponsor her debut session, but recording opportunities proved scarce while she was in Hampton’s employ.
She cut her first date for Mercury in January 1946, and by the summer of ’48 her solo star was in rapid ascension.
She recorded with trumpeters Clifford Brown and Clark Terry, drummer Max Roach, and saxophonists Lockjaw Davis and Cannonball Adderley in the mid-Fifties, utilized Quincy Jones’s budding talents as an arranger, and employed pianist Wynton Kelly, drummer Jimmy Cobb, and tenor saxophonist Eddie Chamblee in her combo for extended stretches.
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 Royalty Free Jazz Music - Buyout Swing Music
The royalty free sound clips provided are for demonstration purposes only and do not represent actual CD or MP3 quality.
The royalty free jazz background music on this page is for use in any television, film, radio, multimedia production, presentation or website.
Usage of jazzy royalty free music downloads and CDs are subject to the terms and conditions of our license agreement.
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 REGINA CARTER - Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Regina Carter is the third jazz artist brought in by the UT Performing Arts Center for their 2000-2001 season.
Her next appearance was at the Four Generations of Jazz Violin tour in 1998.
Regina Carter is making a name for herself in the jazz industry and is talked about as the newest member of Detroit jazz royalty, continuing in a long line of impressive and creative musicians.
www.dailytexanonline.com /media/paper410/news/2001/03/28/Entertainment/Regina.Carter-699444.shtml   (511 words)

 JAM: October/November 2002 Issue: For the Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He's come full circle, indeed, through a half century as jazz royalty, including some years marked by frequent dark nights of the soul.
Dix may well have joined him in the jazz pantheon had he made a different pilgrimage.
Hers is timeless music that still turns heads and inspires hearts, should be required listening for any serious singer regardless of genre, and most of all, tells the evocative story of greatness documented for posterity.
www.jazzkc.org /issues/2002-10/fortherecord.html   (2610 words)

 Peterson's magic still astounding
Gradually, the bass takes the melodic lead, with the drums lilting the rhythm; next, Peterson's right hand flies off extemporaneously, cascading through melodic and chord changes, now supported by the guitar, whose turn to solo is at hand.
In tribute to the late John Lewis (Modern Jazz Quartet), Peterson played "Prelude to JL," a delicate theme, as gentle as Lewis; later, in the concert's second hourlong set, the quartet honored the Jazz Quartet with a rollicking version of "Bags' Groove."
Peterson may not be the two-fisted piano powerhouse he once was, but on this gig, his quartet is blowing up a storm of straight-ahead, no foolishness jazz -- and more power to it.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/08/30/DD43633.DTL&type=printable   (441 words)

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