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30 Cards in this Set

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Hot Five
one of Louis Armstrong's early bands, with his wife Lil Hardin as pianist and arranger.
Willie "The Lion" Smith
a great stride pianist in New York City. He was Jewish and also worked as a cantor at the synagogue in Harlem.
the section of a jazz head that follows the form ABBA.
Charlie Parker
a legendary be-bop alto sax player who struggled with drugs.
a name for the post-swing small ensemble style that came to popularity in the 1950's.
a name for the kind of music played during the big band era of jazz in the 1930's and 40's. Played by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bennie Goodman and others.
a common name for New Orleans style jazz music.
Miles Davis
a legendary trumpet player, involved with several major innovations in jazz music, including cool jazz and fusion.
son cubano
a style of music that originated in Cuba and was popular in the 1920s to 1950s worldwide. Combines the structure and elements of Spanish cancion and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms.
Septeto Nacional
a son group that became popular in the 1920s that was led by Ignacio Pineiro.
the underlying rhythmic pattern of much Latin music. The name derives from the percussion instrument on which it is commonly played.
the syncopated bass line that is used in conjunction with the clave.
section of an Afro-Cuban dance tune using call and response between improvisations by the lead singer and repeated phrases by a vocal chorus.
a Cuban mambo musician, bassist, and composer who has helped bring mambo music to popularity in the United States of America in the early 1950s.
a Cuban musical form and dance style. The word (which means conversation with the gods) derives from Yoruba, the language spoken by African slaves taken to Cuba.
a type of music and dance from the Dominican Republic. Fast arrangements with a 2/4 beat.
an Afro-Cuban religious tradition derived from traditional beliefs of the Yoruba people of what is now known as Nigeria.
a family of percussive rhythms, song and dance which is entirely African in style, but Cuban in detail.
Brazilian musical genre derived from African roots. Is worldwide recognized as a symbol of Brazil and Carnival.
a region of Brazil famous for its musicians.
Caetono Veloso
"the Brazilian Bob Dylan." One of the great songwriters of the 20th century who was exiled during the dictatorship in Brazil in the 60's.
father of Bossa Nova, he wrote "Girl from Impanema."
Bossa Nova
a complex style of Brazilian music, with rich poetry and complex harmonies.
a great Brazilian composer and arranger.
the Brazilian version of the religion of the Yoruban people.
harmonic extension
adding extra notes to chords to create harmonic complexity.
searching for records to use in turntablism.
one of the greatest turntablists.
break beat
the portion of a record that is most exciting that can be used by a DJ to create a loop.
manipulating a turntable to use a record to create new sounds.