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  • Best Concert Report

    For this Quarter, I viewed the Deerfield Honors Band Recital on the eleventh of this month. It was a great concert that featured many soloists and groups that played some jazz pieces and marches. I heard a lot of great music and I learned a lot at the recital. The first piece I enjoyed was Fly Me to the Moon. It was performed by Zachary Klein on drums who was accompanied by Alexander Ambrose. It was written by Bart Howard in 1954 but was made famous by Frank Sinatra a decade later. Frank…

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  • Music In My Life Essay

    automatically gets put into “concert band,” the lower of the bands in high school. Halfway through freshman year, I switched to playing the tenor saxophone. I switched a couple different reasons, one being that I had a better chance of moving up to the higher band since there were less tenors. The second reason was because I wasn’t the only girl saxophone anymore. I had been the only girl since fifth grade so this was a huge change for me. My tenor has been my baby every since. It is a grey…

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  • Ornette Coleman Research Paper

    in New York. He was a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. He released loads of albums over the span of his career and is known to be one of the most important initiators of free jazz. When Ornette Coleman was a child he played alto, then moved onto tenor saxophone in his teenage years. His early style of jazz was influenced not only by saxophonists, but also the players of all other instruments in jazz. When he started his career, he was part of dance bands and rhythm-and-blues groups but…

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  • Randle Stop Shuffle Analysis

    song is actually the hardest one for me to distinguish all those instruments with each other. “Boogie Stop Shuffle” is from the Album Ah Um released in May 1, 1959, and it’s clearly is a 12-bar blues. The instruments are including Trombone, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Percussion. Besides of Charles Mingus, the artists are including Booker Ervin, Horace Parlan, John Handy, and Dannie Richmond. In my opinion, the tempo of “Boogie Stop Shuffle” is fast, and when I’m listening to this song, I…

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  • Charlie Parker's Swing Jazz

    limited in uniqueness. Such a borderline bland music scene proved fertile ground for Bebop, but what started as a musical form unknown, or at least not meant to be known, by the public, played in afterhours of nightclubs, was revolutionized by the alto-sax player, Charlie Parker. Despite his short life, his contributions to jazz and bebop persist to this day. Charlie Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Charles and Addie Parker, both of whom worked…

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  • La Creation Du Monde Essay

    darkness, the creation of trees, plants insects, birds and beasts 4) Man and woman created 5) The desire of man and woman 6) The closing section (Coda), the man and woman kiss The first section features a legato saxophone. The second is a jazz fugue played by double bass, trombone, saxophone and trumpet. The third section returns to the opening melody, played by flute…

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  • Miles Davis Kind Of Blue Essay

    jazz fans far and wide. Miles Davis and his sterling band that consisted of top performers at that time together brought this masterpiece to the world. This album features Miles Davis on trumpet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums(“Kind of Blue”). Five songs are contained in this album with a total length of 45:44(“Kind of Blue”). Side one includes So What, Freddie…

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  • Charlie Parker Take 5 Analysis

    Introduction: In this research task I will be focusing on “Ko-Ko” by Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys which was recorded in November 26, 1945 at WOR studios in New York City. Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys consisted of Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie played piano on most pieces while 19-year-old Miles Davis played trumpet. This song was in the Bebop genre which is part of jazz. The song I will be comparing it with, is “Take 5” composed by Paul Desmond and…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Playing Saxophone

    I started playing Saxophone in 4th grade. To this day I still don’t know completely why wanted to start playing that particular instrument. But when you think about it, a lot of promising things come from meager beginnings. I started playing Alto Sax. When I started playing, well lets just say that just getting an individual note out was difficult. During 4th grade I lived in Hagerstown, Maryland. It was small town but I lived near family. During the first few years of my playing I didn’t play…

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  • Jazz Band In High School

    the saxophone. I’ve spent my life looking up to the jazz band at local performances. It was my dream to play in that prestigious group. I thought I did well during the audition. I was confident and professional, and I was content to get any spot in the group. After another easy day of concert band, I packed my saxophone up and walked to the door. What happened next happened so quickly I barely remember it happening. I walked up to the door, saw the audition results, read my name next to “Alto…

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