Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton

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It certainly doesn’t matter to a rock ‘n’ soul tune like “Walter’s Walk” or a adult contemporary number sung with upfront sincerity by Kristy Jackson, or even head-nodding funky RnB of “I Want To Be Like Anita” that gets its blues from a yowling harmonica. One does not "wear" a culture as easily and superficially as one wears a suit of clothes nor can one move from one culture to another as easily as one moves from business to casual attire.

Cleopatra (Little Books)

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He was powerfully impressed by a performance of Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Opéra-Comique in Paris; in contrast, the production of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, which he attended in Bayreuth, Germany, during the summer of 1876, left him cold. Anouman and its members have also performed at the Django by the Sea Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester Jazz Festival, and the Quebec International Jazz Festival among others as well as across Canada, Europe, South America and Asia.

Stevie Ray: Soul to Soul

Keri Leigh

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Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. January 10th 2009 - XRey, plus The Witness. These arrangements are literal transcriptions of the original artists� recordings. In his ongoing 50-year career, he's tried his hand and his voice at genres ranging from techno to grunge - always managing to expound on every shade and hue in the range of human emotions. -Paul T.

Ella Fitzgerald: A Life Through Jazz

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Dec. 1985. 1920: Marjorie "Margie" Hyams (US jazz vibraphonist, pianist, arranger)* 14. We know that its popularity had waned with black audiences back in the 1950s, but we also know that record collectors and opportunistic fans went out to “rediscover” acoustic blues artists in the 1960s and ‘70s, and they found plenty of them, spurring the global folk & blues revival. Sometimes, a composer will take the music for one section and then vary it to make something slightly different (but clearly related) to the original section.

The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

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Of his concertos, the Trumpet Concerto (1949) is probably the best known. For those about to rock,we salute you. - AC/DC Rock and roll ain't noise pollution. - AC/DC Hear my song. The Toons are born entertainers; they sing, they dance, they tell jokes, they act in movies. Having dealt with international political and social issues such as Ethiopian famine on Dog Eat Dog, she returned, by the early 1990s, to more personal subject matter—singing about true love, for instance, on Turbulent Indigo.

Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

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In 1978 along with singer Doug Fieger, guitarist Berton Averre, and bassist Prescott Niles, he founded the band The Knack. Organum was, however, initially rather stifled by rigid rules governing melody and rhythm, which led ultimately to the so-called Ars Nova period of the 14th century, principally represented by the composers de Vitry, Machaut, and Landini. Smith, Hale. �Where I stand� in Readings in Black American music, ed. by Eileen Southern. 2nd ed.

The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia

Robert Santelli

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An avid scat-singer, he has performed vocally with jazz ensembles around the world and has served as Director of the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Choir and Combo and similar ensembles outside of Illinois and was the recipient of IMEA’s 2001 Distinguished Service Award. Jake Shulman-Ment – violin; Yoshie Fruchter – electric guitar and Richie Barshay – drums, percussion. Repertoire includes songs from the 50's to Classic Rock to Blues, and everything in between.

Good Morning Blues

Count Basie

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He was re-discovered in 1960 and started a new chapter of his career as folk-blues artist. From the famous play “Lady Be Good” is one of the most popular songs ever. There is a different sense of the overall progression of time to this work, as if working in a different spiritual dimension (most obviously realized in the long held sonorities and chords), and a refinement of his language. His Native Language debut album 'Another Door Opens' and follow-up 'Simple Truth' established him as one of smooth jazz's most dominant saxophonists.

The Elvis Treasures

Robert Gordon

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Steve's latest solo album to date, "True" is his funkiest yet, with plenty of R&B, soul, and jazz influences, and maybe his finest album yet. 2008 saw his latest side project, together with fellow saxophonists Kim Waters and Jeff Kashiwa as "The Sax Pack" debuting in the top 10 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart with their self titled first album "The Sax Pack". MN Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony @ The Parkway Theater, Minneapolis. 2pm ($10 Suggested Donation) This is the 10th Annual Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony, and once again, some of the talented musicians of our community are being honored.

The Duke Ellington Reader

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Apart from Étude pour Espace (1947) for chorus, two percussion and tape, Varèse remained silent until the gift of a tape recorder (then recently invented) opened up new possibilities of sounds and sound patterns. When Billy got drafted into the US Army, Jr. Strauss writes the symphonic poem, Don Juan, which brings him international fame. Sight-Singing - Students will learn how to sing music at sight. But his real evolution as a musician came when he began attending the Mount Temple Comprehensive School, where he met his future bandmates and earned the nickname Bonovox (translated from the Latin for “good voice”).