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72 Cards in this Set

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Art Blakey's Band
The Jazz Messengers
The Jazz Messengers
Took a more hard driving gospel apprach. they were a cleaner band less into drugs. had an exciting playing style. very bluesy and soulful
The Jazz messengers Pianist
Horace Silver
Alto Sax player who had such a bluesy sound everyone always thought it was a tenor saxophone.
Cannonball Adderley
John Coltrane's Modal Jazz Songs
Impressions, My Favorite Things
What was one significance of Clifford Brown/
He did not do drugs
Who brought charlie parkers soprano ideas to tenor sax
sonny rollins
What musician took years off at a time to go to the bridge and play
sonny rollins
who brought afro cuban style of music into jazz
dizzy gillespie
The introduction of what type of music stole away a large portion of jazz's fanbase
Rock and Roll, the Beatles, Elvis
1959 Modal Jazz CD by Miles Davis, and the famous song
Kind of Blue, So What
4 records Miles produced in two days
steamin', cookin', relaxin', workin'
in 1949 miles came out with what album? who with
birth of cool w/ gil evans
Jazz musicians that fell to drugs
Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, John COltrane, 8 of 16 members in Woody Erving's band
Dave Brubeck's Breakout Album
10 differences between swing and bebop
1. small combos instead of big bands
2. there was less arranging in bop
3. Average Tempo was faster
4. Clarinet was rare in bop
5. Rhythm guitar was rare in bop
6. Melodies were more complex in bop
7. Homonies were more complex in bop
8. Comping was more prevalent than stride style or on-the-beat chording
9. Drummers kept time on the suspended cymbal rather than snare, high-hat or bass
10. bop was a more agitated style than swing
new melody or tune written over the changes of a pre-existing standard
flatted fifth, sat on it in bebop
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
Enter Evening
Cecil Taylor Unit
Alone Together
Chet Baker
Tempus Fugit
Bud Powell
Yasmina, A Black Woman
Archie SHepp
Giant Steps
John Coltrane
Theloneous Monk
Modern Jazz Quartet
Free Jazz
Ornette Coleman
Art Blakey
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
The Bridge
Sonny Rollins
Dizzy Gillespie
Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Venus de Milo
Miles Davis
My favorite things
John Coltrane
Who played the Bongo Drums for the Afro-Cuban style?
Chano Pozo
Where one chords stretches out for long periods of time
Modal jazz
Miles Davis' 3 Most popular albums, under Bolumbia Records
Miles ahead, porgy and bess, sketches of spain
Miles davis worked with which arranger?
Gil Evans
Spiritual Music started by John Coltrane
Avant-Garde music
John COltrane's most influential album
a love supreme 1964
Free Jazz started in the counterculture during...
1960's Vietnam war, civil rights movements, popularity of rock and roll
Charles Mingus
-bass player
-prolific composer and arranger
-played complex gospel tunes
-diverse styles as well as instrumentations
Cecil Taylor
-did not play with normal jazz swing and focuses on musical textures not lines
-mixed classical and jazz and came up with Bassa Nova
Charlie Parker
- alto saxophone
- had tremenjdous fertility of melodic imagination, mastery of the sax, and a dizzying pace of improv
Paul Desmond
-alto sax
-known for his good taste, melodic continuity, fertile imagination and accurate intonation
Wes Montgomery
-used his thumb instead of a pick
-relaxed and melodic projecting unhurried swing
Ornette Coleman
-alto saxophonist
-leading figure in free jazz
-started the first free jazz quartet
-self imposed structure
Dizzy Gillespie
-brought an afro-cuban style to jazz
-mastery of the trumpet
-created a new vocabulary of phrases and ways of matching solos to chords
Dave Brubeck
-his breakout album was called time out
- west coast player who explored and experimented with unusual time signatures
Stan Getz
-tenor saxaphone
-in the '60's he brought the Bossa Nova wave to the U.S.
-light, fluffy and graceful sax playing whose solos sounded more like classical
Clifford Brown
-consolidated and refined the jazz music vocabulary
-had a smooth and relaxed way to deliver lines
Horace Silver
-composed catchy themes and arranged them for his quartets
-his music swung with a crispness and bounce witha a funky gospelish quality
Wayne Shorter
-tenor saxaphone
-had a unusual way to make chords move with his compositions
-had melodic constructions that suggests a dreamy, floating quality
Tony Williams
-occasionally kept time on the ride cymbal
-colored the group with a variety of cymbal splashes, snare drum fills and imaginative rhythmic patters
Sun Ra
-exlored collective improvisation in big band music
-was one of the first to use synthesizers and electric keyboard instruments
Thelonious Monk
-played in a spare manner with unusual rhythms and harmonies and wrote tunes rendered difficult by their odd accents and chord progressions
Max Roach
-intelligently developed solos that are often melodic and a command of the drum set that never overshadowed the musical scene
J.J. Johnson
-produced a smooth, consistent sound and attacked each note cleanly and maintained consistent size and quality
Chet Baker
-solos swing in an easy manner and projects a mellow mood
-tone quality if soft, not brassy
Art Blakey
-combined soul, anticipation and spirituality to bring back audience that jazz lost to R&B
Sonny Rollins
-tenor saxaphone
-bring charlie parkers soprano ideas to tenor
-solos included simple figures and clear ideas even at fast speeds
John COltrane
-played harsh and brittle with little vibrato
-made people aware of the spirituality in jazz
Gil Evans
-brilliant arranger for Miles Davis
-prolific imagination and high level of workmanship
Bill Evans
-played for miles davis
-only white guy in an all black person band
Miles Davis
-highest paid musician in jazz
Herbie Hancock
-gracefully shifting rhythms and harmonies that were greatly advanced
Elvin Jones
-avoids stating the first beat of the measure, keeping time steady but loose
Archie Shepp
-tenor sax
-wrote about racial issues
Modern Jazz Quartet
-intricate arrangements
-use of classical techniques
The Jazz Messengers
-helped bring soul and gospel to bop
The Art Ensemble of Chicago
-crazy makeup, dramatic skits
-collective improvisation, more of a show
-recited poetry
Miles Davis' Quintet
Tenor Sax- Wayne Shorter
Trumpet- Miles Davis
Bass- Ron Carter
Drums- Tony Williams
Piano- Herbie Hancock