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  Oscar Pettiford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born on an Indian reservation in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on September 30, 1922, Pettiford's mother was Choctaw and his father was half Cherokee and half African American.
Pettiford is considered the pioneer of the cello as a solo instrument in jazz music.
Tuning it in fourths, like a double bass, but one octave higher, Pettiford found it possible to perform during his rehabilitation (during which time his arm was in a sling) and made his first recordings with the instrument in 1950.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oscar_Pettiford   (356 words)

 Oscar Pettiford Orchestra : Bass Hits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
oscar pettiford orchestra : bass hits : alain makaba : """de wenge musica: """"pile ou face"""", swan dive : june, sanne salomonsen : where blue begins.
graham parker : the up escalator : oscar pettiford orchestra %3A bass hits, tjm : small circle of friends, various artists : international pop overthrow 2000, brahms mendelssohn : violin concertos (georg kulenkampff).
oscar pettiford orchestra %3A bass hits : various artists : aperitivo.
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 Jazzscript.co.uk - OSCAR PETTIFORD : LIFELINE
Pettiford is born in Oklahoma in a large musical family.
Pettiford plays in various small bop ensembles and with the big bands of Ellington from 1945-48 and Woody Herman in 1949.
Pettiford settles in Copenhagen where he dies suddenly from a viral infection.
www.jazzscript.co.uk /life/pettifordlife.htm   (183 words)

 1201 Music Presents Pettiford, Oscar - Monmatre Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oscar Pettiford came to the old continent in September 1958, touring with a package show which included J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding and Lee Konitz, and after the completion of the tour, he decided to stay for a while.
Pettiford was, for many years, somewhat a teacher in the practice of jazz music.
Pettiford got Back in Paradise from its composer, Hans hammerschmidt, "when we were playing together with Hans Koller in Baden-Baden." Botschinsky lays out on this ballad, and Nordstrom is the main soloist, relieved by Pettiford and Johansson during the first half of the second chorus.
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 Oscar Pettiford: Biography
After starting on piano, Pettiford switched to bass when he was 14 and played in a family band.
He played with Charlie Barnet's band in 1942 as one of two bassists (the other was Chubby Jackson) and then hit the big time in 1943, participating on Coleman Hawkins' famous "The Man I Love" session; he also recorded with Earl Hines and Ben Webster during this period.
Pettiford was part of Duke Ellington's orchestra during much of 1945-1948 (fulfilling his role as the next step beyond Jimmy Blanton), and worked with Woody Herman in 1949.
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 Oscar Pettiford at harlem.org : explore jazz history through Art Kane's photograph
Oscar Pettiford at harlem.org : explore jazz history through Art Kane's photograph
Born on a Native American reservation in Oklahoma, Oscar played in a family band of ten children that became popular in the west.
In 1944 Oscar co-led a group with Dizzy Gillespie.
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 Oscar Pettiford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Vaudeville singer Queenie (Valarie Pettiford), a fl performer in whiteface, and her boyfriend...
as Oscar D'Armano, Julie Dixon Jackson as Mae, Sally Kellerman as Dolores Montoya, Michael Kostroff as Goldberg, Jane Lanier as Kate, Valarie Pettiford as...
Here are Charles's instrumental jazz albums, including the trio sessions with bass great Oscar Pettiford and drummer Joe Harris that so impressed Dave Brubeck...
www.wikiverse.org /oscar-pettiford   (297 words)

 PETTIFORD, Oscar : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His father, Harry 'Doc' Pettiford, was a veterinarian, mother a music teacher; they formed family band with ten musical siblings (brothers trumpeter Ira, trombonist Alonzo both played with Jay McShann).
tracks later on Xanadu by Oscar Pettiford Big Band '45; small-group tracks on Mercer '50- -51 with Ellington, on Roost '52 and The New Sextet '53 (now on Fantasy) with Mingus, Pettiford on cello; The Oscar Pettiford Memorial Album '54 on Prestige (multi-tracked on cello and bass), three Bethlehem LPs '54--5 incl.
Bohemia After Dark; Oscar Pettiford Orchestra In HiFi '56, big band on ABC; The Legendary Oscar Pettiford '59 and Blue Brothers '60 on Black Lion, made in Europe.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/p/P67.HTM   (298 words)

 Oscar Pettiford | The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arguably the first bassist to successfully adapt the cello to jazz-based improvisation Pettiford is in top form throughout the eleven tracks collected on the disc.
Pettiford consistently vouches for his pizzicato command of the lighter bodied cello while Mingus maintains a steady pulse underneath.
The fidelity is a little rougher with some surface noise and the rhythm section further back in the mix, but Pettiford’s speedy plucks are always audible laying down a firm anchor for the group.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r0100_079.htm   (475 words)

 basista Oscar Pettiford - Muzyka.onet.pl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pettiford, jako dziecko muzykalnych rodziców opanował grę na kilku instrumentach, decydując się (na początku lat 40.
W następnym roku Pettiford wrócił do koncepcji tego zespołu, ale już tylko po to by zrealizować płytę.
Zyskał wtedy spore uznanie wśród muzyków, którzy zapraszali zdolnego basistę da swoich zespołów: tak Pettiford zaistniał w ważnych dla jazzu zespołach Theloniousa Monka, Lucky’ego Thompsona i Arta Blakeya.
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 Encyclopedia: Oscar Pettiford
Oscar Pettiford (1922 – 1960) was an American bebop bassist and cellist.
Like many African Americans with Native American ancestry, his Native ancestry was not generally known except to a few close friends (which included David Amram).
Web site: [1]: Oscar Pettiford, life and sessions
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oscar-Pettiford   (793 words)

 Cello Listening
Of mixed fl and American Indian descent, Pettiford was born into a large musical family and consequently learned many instruments in the course of participating in the band's travels.
Pettiford was renowned for his ill temperament and personnel problems with his recording endeavors.
Pettiford's intelligence as an arranger and his beautiful sense of swing can be found in abundance here.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Oscar Pettiford
Note that Pettiford died at the age of 37 and Thompson was homeless for a time in his late 60s; in DeFranco's case, he was simply one of a kind and, for that, the odd man out.
Jazz cello can be traced from Oscar Pettiford in Duke Ellington's band through Abdul Wadud in the 1970s loft scene.
Pettiford's example inspired Jackson to work on his own technique, until he became one of the most accomplished bass players of his generation (Telegraph.co.uk, UK)
news.surfwax.com /music/files/Oscar_Pettiford.html   (585 words)

 Oscar Pettiford -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oscar Pettiford -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Oscar Pettiford (1922 1960) was an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (An early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)) bebop (A musician who play the bass viol) bassist and (Some who plays a violoncello) cellist.
He and (United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)) Dizzy Gillespie led a bop group in 1944.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/os/oscar_pettiford.htm   (246 words)

(Pettiford remains my greatest influence, and it is a goal of mine to one day record an entire record interpreting his music.)" - Tony Overwater won the Edison award for his CD "OP".
Oscar Pettiford's mother was a Choctaw, his father was half Cherokee and half African American.
Oscar's first big band job was Charlie Barnet (Jan. - May 1943), after which he settled in New York, worked at Minton's with Thelonious Monk, and played with Roy Eldridge at the Onyx Club.
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 main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Just like Oscar Pettiford, he took up the cello and also developed a hybrid bass/cello instrument which was a forerunner of the piccolo bass.
Ray Brown was one of the leading bassists in the bop style, along with Charles Mingus and Oscar Pettiford.
After Oscar Pettiford, Potter was one of the most respected bass players of the bop era.
lauxweb.com /chuck/jazzbassplayers.shtml   (3126 words)

 Amazon.com: Stardust: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pettiford was a giant in the 1950s, but with an estimated 3,000 albums under his belt, there's no bassist more recorded, or held in higher regard, than Ron Carter.
Pettiford wasn't only a giant of the 50's--he was a giant of the bass--period.
Many jazz bassists consider Pettiford the supreme musician--polished in every single way--many of us still consider him the greatest that the instrument has yet to produce--the Art Tatum of bass, if you may. That Ron did this album is a lifelong dream come true for many jazz bassists.
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 CATALOG: OSCAR PETTIFORD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oscar Pettiford, one of the protean characters in jazz history, was the product of a legendary family band.
By the time of this recording, Pettiford had mastered the cello as a jazz instrument.
Along with the famous 1953 Pettiford sextet recordings, this CD includes selections by the bassist with the Serge Chaloff octet in 1949 and with his Scandinavian trio in Copenhagen a decade later.
www.fantasyjazz.com /catalog/pettiford_o_cat.html   (229 words)

 CATALOG: OSCAR PETERSON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brown, along with Oscar Pettiford, carried forward the work of Jimmy Blanton, who liberated the bass as a solo instrument.
Two of the few are Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson, who prove here that it is possible to operate from an internal rhythmic pulse and swing just as hard as if a rhythm section were present.
Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry go back a long way and have recorded together in a variety of situations, formal and informal.
www.fantasyjazz.com /catalog/peterson_o_cat.html   (1441 words)

 American Masters . Quincy Jones | PBS
While in Boston, Jones met bassist Oscar Pettiford, who hired him to write arrangements.
That's where I met Horace Silver, G.G. [sic] Gryce, and Oscar Pettiford, who were so kind to me," he told Nelson George in Billboard.
"Pettiford heard a couple of my things and he said, 'I want you to write two things for me and come to New York,' Lord have mercy!" And there, through Pettiford, he met Charlie Parker, the most talked-about jazz musician of his generation; Miles Davis; Dizzy Gillespie; and the other young lions of bebop.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/jones_q_7.html   (920 words)

 Borders - Feature - Jazz Am-bass-ador: A Conversation with Veteran Bassist Ron Carter
With his latest release, Stardust, Carter honors Oscar Pettiford, showcasing the late bassist's under-appreciated compositional talents, reworking other personal favorites, and introducing three new tracks that demonstrate Carter's continued prowess.
In this interview, Carter discusses Pettiford's legacy, decries the lack of music programs in public schools, and compares the different skills needed to perform in a classical setting versus a jazz context.
I never saw Oscar Pettiford play, but I'm told he played the bass in a very physically awkward manner.
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Mat Mathews acc, Oscar Pettiford b, Kenny Clarke d.
Lionel Hampton vib, marimba, vib, Oscar Dennard p, Oscar Pettiford b, Gus Johnson d.
Oscar Pettiford, who was to play a solo on it as part of my 'Hi Fi Suite'...
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 Ejazz - o site do jazz e da música instrumental brasileira
Assim como Charles Mingus, Pettiford tinha sangue negro e índio.
Aos dez anos Oscar começou a cantar à frente da banda e aos quatorze passou para a “cozinha” tocando contrabaixo.
Oscar extraía de seu instrumento um excelente timbre, que dava origem a lindas melodias compostas de notas extremamente claras e limpas.
www.ejazz.com.br /detalhes-artistas.asp?cd=154   (296 words)

 NameTraq | Last Name: Pettiford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Billy Pettiford and Derrick Freshwater each had six points, and Devin Bilbee had five points and a team-high six rebounds.
Country musician Mel McDaniel and jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford, both Okmulgee natives are featured in a new book about Oklahoma music.
The way bass and tenor negotiated the intricate theme of Green’s original piece was reminiscent of the partnership between Oscar Pettiford and Lucky Thompson...
www.nametraq.org /Jan04/P/Pettiford.shtml   (467 words)

 Oscar Pettiford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pettiford was born into a large musical family and consequently learned many instruments in the cource of participating in the band's travels.
Pettiford was renouned for his ill temperment and personnel problems with his recording endeavors.
Most influential for his innovations in the bass theory of the bop sound.
www.actlab.utexas.edu /~horshak/greatday/pettiford.html   (94 words)

 Oscar Pettiford in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 ::Bass Players, Oscar Pettiford - jayhungerford.com ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oscar Pettiford was (along with Charles Mingus) the top bassist of the 1945-1960 period, and the successor to the late Jimmy Blanton.
Pettiford co-led an early bop group with Dizzy Gillespie in 1944, and in 1945 went with Coleman Hawkins to the West Coast, appearing on one song in the film The Crimson Canary with Hawkins and Howard McGhee.
Among Pettiford's better-known compositions are "Tricotism," "Laverne Walk," "Bohemia After Dark," and "Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home."
www.jayhungerford.com /bassplayers-pettiford.html   (268 words)

Notes: "Oscar Pettiford was born on an Indian reservation in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, on September 30, 1922.
His father formed the Pettiford Family Band (Oscar had ten brothers and a sister) and this was a prelude to Oscar working professionally in Minneapolis...on November 17, 1945 he joined the Duke Ellington orchestra as a permanent replacement for Junior Raglin.
Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Kai winding, trombone; Tal Farlow, gtr.; Henri Renaud, pno.; Max roach, drums.
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 Re: Pettifords in Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Pettifords that you are talking about are related to Terry Upton Pettiford.
She still lives in Minneapolis and her brother Earl Pettiford works for the housing authority in Minneaplois and I believe he is listed.
Also there was another set of Pettifords in Minneaplois that are decedants of David and Amanda Pettiford of Ohio.
www.genforum.genealogy.com /pettiford/messages/61.html   (126 words)

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