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  bassists - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The Eagles formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1971 with original members drummer Don Henley, bassist Randy Meisner, and guitarists Bernie Leadon...
In most jazz, rock, and pop genres, the bass line outlines the harmony of the music being performed, while simultaneously indicating the...
The list includes musicians who play the double bass, electric bass guitar, or both.
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 Free Musician List
Current choices of talents are: Talents Banjo Bassist Bassoon Bongo Cello Clarinet Dobro Drummer Fiddle Flutist French Horn Guitarist Harmonica Harpist Keyboardist khomus (Jews Harp) Oboe Organist Percussionist Saxophonist Sitar Sitarist Steel Guitar Suzaphone Trombonist Trumpeter Tuba Upright Bass Various Brass Various Woodwinds Viola Violinist Vocalist.
This was a service that we felt was needed on the internet, at least in our area, and we decided to include the rest of the country as well.
It provides a gig list for bands that you can search by location, style, influences, etc. There's even a weekly CD review page so you can get an opinion before you go out and buy the CD.
www.freemusicianlist.com   (1224 words)

  
  Harmony Central - Bass Guitar
If you are buying (or selling) an item, and want to protect yourself from getting ripped off, you may want to look into escrow companies like Safe Buyer, and escrow.ca to see what they have to offer.
Some advice on sorting through all the options available to bassists that can otherwise be a bit overwhelming.
Info on the mailing list devoted to issues of playing bass in a church setting, including tabs.
www.harmony-central.com /Bass   (1725 words)

  
  jazz - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves 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.
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.
Free jazz's greatest departure from other styles is in the use of harmony and a regular, swinging tempo: Both are often implied, utilized loosely, or abandoned altogether.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/jazz   (4990 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Jazz Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is a musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the American South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions, that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities -- most notably, the Storyville district of New Orleans -- in the late 19th century.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
www.ipedia.com /jazz.html   (2594 words)

  
 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the key influences on jazz was blues, a rural folk art that changed as fl musicians migrated to the cities in the late 19th century.
In addition, many early jazz musicians made a living playing in small marching bands, and the instruments of these groups became the basic instruments of jazz: brass, reeds, and drums.
The early development of jazz was racially segregated, reflecting the culture of the United States at the time, with the innovation of mainly fl club musicians being taken onto bandstands by white band leaders, who tended to mould the music more to orthodox rhythms and harmony.
www.icyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/j/ja/jazz.html   (1477 words)

  
 Bassist
This page lists famous bassists in four categories, depending on whether they are primarily known for playing bass guitar, double bass, both, or their main instrument is unknown.
The lists are organised by alphabetical order of surname and brief mention may be made of their specific contribution or famous groups they have worked with.
There is also a list of Jazz Bassists, which contains a larger number of musicians but doesn't differentiate by instrument (although most will specialise in double bass).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Bassist.html   (130 words)

  
 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is a musical art form rooted West African cultural and musical expression and the African American blues tradition with diverse influences over time characterized by blue notes syncopation swing call and response polyrhythms and improvisation.
At the root of jazz is the the folk music of former African slaves the American South and their descendants heavily by West African cultural and musical traditions evolved as fl musicians migrated to the -- most notably the Storyville district of New Orleans -- in the late 19th century.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream in the marching band music of the which was the standard form of popular music at the turn of century.
www.freeglossary.com /Jazz   (2669 words)

  
 Double bass at AllExperts
Some bassists who perform in baroque ensembles use gut strings to get a lighter, "warmer" tone that is more appropriate for music composed in the 1600s and early 1700s.
In addition, bassists in rockabilly, traditional blues bands, and bluegrass groups often use gut strings, because they produce a "thumpy," darker tone when they are played pizzicato (plucked), which better approximates the sound heard on 1940s and 1950s recordings.
Beginning in the 1970s some jazz musicians (most notably the saxophonist Sonny Rollins in his small groups, as well as a number of jazz fusion artists such as Jaco Pastorius) began to substitute the electric bass guitar for the double bass.
en.allexperts.com /e/d/do/double_bass.htm   (5541 words)

  
 Jazz, contemporary classical music avante garde CDs
Jazz is a musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the American South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities -- most notably, the Storyville district of New Orleans -- in the late 19th century.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
www.artbrain.co.uk /cd-music/jazz.htm   (2718 words)

  
 USC Thornton School of Music : Admission: Application Requirements: Jazz Studies and Jazz Voice
All applicants to programs in jazz studies and jazz voice must submit a high-quality audition recording (in either VHS or DVD format) to be pre-screened by the faculty.
Bassists should play the head, a walking bass line and a solo for each of the three to five selections.
Bassists should also include four 2-octave major scales and four 2-octave minor scales; two of each should be played arco, two of each should be played pizzicato.
www.usc.edu /schools/music/admission/appreqs/jazz/index.html   (1511 words)

  
 Double bass   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As well, for bassists with smaller hands, the large spaces between pitches on the bass fingerboard may present a challenge, especially in the lower range, where the spaces between notes are largest.
Free jazz was influenced by the composer/bassist Charles Mingus (who also contributed to hard bop) and Charlie Haden, best known for his work with Ornette Coleman.
Beginning in the 1970s, some jazz bandleaders such as saxophonist Sonny Rollins and fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius began to substitute the electric bass guitar for the double bass.
tocatch.info /en/String_bass.htm   (5897 words)

  
 All About Jazz | Email This Article
If you were to sit down and make a list of jazz's greatest bassists/composers/bandleaders of all time, you wouldn't get very far at all because it is almost time for dinner and you still have this article to read yet.
Many jazz scholars now believe that young Mingus was actually trying to get the family to New York, the hottest spot for jazz at the time with the possible exception of Chicago.
His compositions respectfully encompassed all that jazz had been and fearlessly predicted what it could be, his playing redefined all expectations of what the bass was capable of, and his toilet training manual for cats is a far sillier coda for this piece than anything I could have made up.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article_email.php?id=18756   (1853 words)

  
 Art Blakey: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Arthur Blakey (Abdullah Ibn Buhaina) (1919 - 1990) was an American jazz drummer.
He converted to Islam during a long visit to West Africa in the late 1940s and briefly took the name Abdullah Ibn Buhaina.
In 1955 he founded the Jazz Messengers, a hard bop group which trained many of the most important young musicians of the day.
www.encyclopedian.com /ar/Art-Blakey.html   (114 words)

  
 Jazz
was "jazz king" of Chicago in the early 1920s, when Chicago was the national hub of jazz.
However, jazz's audience has shrunk dramatically and split, with a mainly older audience retaining an interest in traditional, "straight-ahead" jazz styles, a small core of practitioners and fans interested in highly experimental modern jazz, and a constantly changing group of musicians fusing jazz idioms with contemporary popular music genres, forming styles like
As previously noted, later styles of jazz, such as modal jazz, abandoned the strict notion of a chord progression, allowing the individual musicians to improvise more freely within the context of a given scale or mode.
www.mp3.fm /Jazz.htm   (4536 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions by 8th Graders
Our jazz studies program has been used as a model for many schools, and is distributed and studied in the Jazz Pedagogy courses at several colleges.
Our jazz curriculum has been copied by high schools all over the country and is used as a mini-text in jazz pedagogy classes at several colleges.
Jazz performance is considered by music educators to be an optional extra skill open to a student who is already a well-rounded music student.
www.ntjazz.com /8/default.htm   (3767 words)

  
 LitKicks: Jazz and the Beat Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bebop was an innovative style of jazz which saw its heyday in the '40s, characterized by smaller combos as opposed to big bands and a larger focus on virtuosity.
In this modern jazz, they heard something rebel and nameless that spoke for them, and their lives knew a gospel for the first time.
Jazz music is distinct in its stressing of the second and fourth beats, as in traditional African music, as opposed to the stressing of the first and third beats, as in Western music.
www.litkicks.com /Topics/Jazz.html   (2222 words)

  
 Lists of musicians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See list of musicians for a structured list.
List of musicians in the first wave of punk music
List of musicians in the second wave of punk music
www.adres.nl /music/ListsOfMusicians.asp   (52 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - European Immigrants
Jazz is the most democratic of music, holding the individual and the collective in delicate balance.
Small wonder, then, that it appealed from the start to many of those who had come to America in search of freedom and a safe harbor from persecution and oppression, and to their offspring, who were taught to remember the past.
By then, Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band (with young Louis Armstrong on board) had gone to Chicago and become magnets for young white musicians —; among them Irishmen Eddie Condon and Muggsy Spanier; Scots Dave Tough and Jimmy McPartland, and Jews Bud Freeman and Milton Mesirow (the latter soon to become Mezz Mezzrow).
www.pbs.org /jazz/places/faces_immigration.htm   (1032 words)

  
 100 Greatest Jazz Bassists
Jazz has had the broadest perspective of all genre's in music since it's first note to the present day.
It is for that reason that this list is presented in the same manner, with respect to all the myriad forms and interpretations of Jazz that exist today.
Criteria: - These jazz bass musicians were chosen for their impact and influence within the genre, versatility and the innovative and technical qualities of their playing of the instrument.
www.digitaldreamdoor.com /pages/best_jazz/best_jazzbass.html   (185 words)

  
 Jazz - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
But an impressive postbellum network of fl-established and -operated institutions, schools, and civic societies in both the North and the South, plus widening mainstream opportunities for education, produced ever-increasing numbers of young, formally trained African-American musicians, some of them schooled in classical European musical forms.
Also contributing to this trend was a tightening of Jim Crow laws in Louisiana in the 1890s, which caused the expulsion from integrated bands of numbers of talented, formally trained African-American musicians.
The popular dance music of the time was not jazz, but there were precursor forms along the blues-ragtime continuum of musical experimentation and innovation that soon would blossom into jazz.
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 MySpace.com - Euro Jazz Magazine - - Jazz / Latin / Swing - www.myspace.com/eurojazzmagazine
Euro Jazz ia a new magazine deticated to reporting news and reviews on europes thriving jazz scene.
Throughout the year we will also be visiting new York for the latest jazz gossip.
Disributed in each capital, Euro Jazz will be printed in many different languages.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=180141493   (207 words)

  
 The Ultimate Bassist - American History Information Guide and Reference
This page lists famous bassists in four categories, depending on whether they are primarily known for playing bass guitar, double bass, both, or their main instrument is unknown.
Certain musical genres tend to use one or the other (for example, bass guitar for rock and roll or pop music but double bass for classical music and jazz) but the rule is not hard and fast.
The lists are organised by alphabetical order of surname and brief mention may be made of their specific contribution or famous groups they have worked with.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Bassist   (0 words)

  
 The Maynard Ferguson Tribute Page - Maynard Ferguson News
Jamie completed his Masters in Jazz Studies this spring from the University of North Texas, and was lead trumpet in the One O'Clock Lab Band from 2004-2005.
Jazz came soon after where he immersed himself in the classic recordings of Charley Parker, John Coltrane, Louie Armstrong and many others.
He attended the highly esteemed jazz school from the fall of 1998 until the spring of 2003.
maynard.ferguson.net /news.html   (6002 words)

  
 University of Texas at Arlington
Auditions are required of anyone wishing to obtain an option in the jazz studies area or for membership in any of the jazz ensembles (big band, combo, or vocal jazz*).
The jazz studies director(s) will choose one and you may choose one.
Bassists: We would like you to demonstrate walking over changes to the blues as well as changes to a standard (we will provide at the audition).
www.uta.edu /music/jazz/audition_info.htm   (370 words)

  
 Instrument Jokes
Two of the bassists passed out, and the rest of the section, not to mention the nobleman, were rather drunk.
The remaining bassists tried in vain to wake up their section mates, but finally those who were still conscious had to give up and run across the street to the Opera House.
While they were on their way in, the bassist who suggested this excursion in the first place said, "I think we'll still have enough time--I anticipated that something like this could happen, so I tied a string around the last pages of the score.
www.mit.edu /~jcb/jokes   (9107 words)

  
 The world's top jazz websites
As "straight-ahead jazz," sporadic; mostly in pop forms like Swing; also steadily influential in some pop music forms with "jazz extensions," e.g., rhythm and blues, neo soul and cool jazz
This African-American feel for rephrasing melodies and re-shaping rhythm created the embryo from which many great fl jazz musicians were to emerge." These Africanized bands played a seminal role in the articulation and dissemination of early jazz.
The only band that has continuously developed from the late 70s until now (2004) and has known an unusual popular reception for a jazz band is the Pat Metheny Group.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/jazz   (2586 words)

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