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Jazztube and all sites came together in my early years when I was exposed to CTI Records, the bebop of Charlie Parker, and then no stopping to Miles & Monk.
But it was one player The Alto Madness kid Richie Cole that influence all that yosee on my other sites.His playing was fast and always lighthearted and today he is no longer a kid but his playing is even better.
Last year he recorded a major CD Live At Prague Castle and the paying and his group are just amazing.To inquire about getting this CD. Check out Castle Bop web site.Jazz Top 100 Artist Click On each group to hear and see the greatest videos in Jazz
"If you feel like tapping your feet, tap your feet. If you feel like clapping your hands, clap your hands. And if you feel like taking off your shoes, take off your shoes. We are here to have a ball. So we want you to leave your worldly troubles outside and come in here and swing." - Art Blakey
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Jazz has been called America's classical music, and for good reason.
Along with the blues, its forefather, it is one of the first truly
indigenous musics to develop in America, yet its unpredictable, risky
ventures into improvisation gave it critical cache with scholars that
the blues lacked. At the outset, jazz was dance music, performed by
swinging big bands. Soon, the dance elements faded into the background
and improvisation became the key element of the music. As the genre
evolved, the music split into a number of different styles, from the
speedy, hard-hitting rhythms of be-bop and the laid-back, mellow
harmonies of cool jazz to the jittery, atonal forays of free jazz and
the earthy grooves of soul jazz. What tied it all together was a
foundation in the blues, a reliance on group interplay and unpredictable
improvisation. Throughout the years, and in all the different styles,
those are the qualities that defined jazz.
The term Mainstream Jazz was coined by critic Stanley Dance to describe the type of music that trumpeter Buck Clayton and his contemporaries (veterans of the swing era) were playing in the 1950s. Rather than modernize their styles and play bop or join Dixieland bands (which some did on a part-time basis in order to survive), the former big-band stars (which included players like Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Roy Eldridge) jammed standards and riff tunes in smaller groups. Mainstream, which was fairly well documented in the 1950s, was completely overshadowed by other styles in the '60s and its original players gradually passed away. However with the rise of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton and trumpeter Warren Vache in the 1970s, as well as the beginning of the Concord label (which emphasized the music), mainstream jazz made a comeback
Cool Jazz evolved directly from bop in the late '40s and '50s. Essentially, it was a mixture of bop with certain aspects of swing that had been overlooked or temporarily discarded. Dissonances were smoothed out, tones were softened, arrangements became important again, and the rhythm section's accents were less jarring. Because some of the key pacesetters of the style (many of whom were studio musicians) were centered in Los Angeles, it was nicknamed "West Coast jazz." Some of the recordings were experimental in nature (hinting at classical music) and some overarranged sessions were bland, but in general this was a viable and popular style. By the late '50s, hard bop from the East Coast had succeeded cool jazz, although many of the style's top players had long and productive careers. Among the many top artists who were important in the development of cool jazz were Lester Young, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers, and Howard Rumsey (leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars)
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