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    Sarah Cabral Analysis

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    Sarah Cabral’s work “is as authentic and inviting, as it is sophisticated” -- QUOTE. Born in southern Brazil, Sarah Cabral grew up in a time of great influence from North American pop music and music contained within telenovelas. Despite this, and having moved to the United Stated in the early 2000’s, Cabral never lost touch with the deep roots that exist in Brazilian music. This deep connection permeates throughout her debut, self-titled album, which Cabral also produced. In it she draws on…

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    John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born in South Carolina in 1917 and died in 1993. He was a jazz trumpet player, bandleader and composer. He received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. He was one of the pioneers in bebop and had performed in Minton’s Playhouse and Monroe’s Uptown House. He worked with Charlie Parker in 1945, and performed in New York and Los Angeles. After the Los Angeles performance in December 1945, Gillespie returned to New York and Parker…

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    Cuban Jazz Pianist Essay

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    Cuban jazz pianist and composer, David Virelles, has been widely solicited by the attentive musicians on the current scene, who immediately recognized his outstanding creative capabilities. In the recent past, he has played key roles in projects led by trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and saxophonists Henry Threadgill and Chris Potter. As a leader, Virelles always brings heritage into the game, and both Continuum (Pi Recordings, 2012) and Mboko (ECM, 2015) received accolades from the specialized media…

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    Jazz Music History

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    The History of Jazz Music. What I Already Knew / What I Wanted to Know I Have always liked jazz music. When I got older, I realized there were plenty of different kinds of jazz. Last year in music, I was briefly able to research the topic. I wasn't able to find very much in that small amount of time, so I thought it would be a good idea to do it now. I know there are many different types of jazz music. I also know that there are many artist that influenced the evolution of jazz. Now I want…

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    Marsalis Vs Bryson

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    Occasionally, musicians become “crossover artists” whom can per- form good in more than one field of music. For example, Wynton and Branford Marsalis was train in jazz by their father, the great pianist Ellis Marsalis. Both of the sons has became successful classical artists. Bran- ford’s saxophone captures the richness of pieces by Ravel and Stravinsky. Wynton’s albums of classical trumpet music from the Baroque period has brung him many awards. Still, if he was to choose which kind of music he…

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    An all star group consisting of Miles Davis, pianist Bill Evans, saxophonist John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, drummer Jimmy Cobb, and bassist Paul Chambers, “So What” presents not only a great single composition, but also individual qualities of the musicians, presenting varied…

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    ‘Blues For Alice’ is a jazz standard composed by a American jazz saxophonist called Charlie Parker. This jazz standard is a 12 Bars Blues form but it is a modified version of Blues in the key of F major. Instead of normal 12 Bars Blues progression of just using I, IV and V chords, Charlie Parker composed it through a lot of ii - V sequences. For melody lines, Charlie Parker’s famous Bebop tune was used, as well as arpeggios, syncopation and also anticipation. These make Blues For Alice famous…

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    In 1860s, because the fact of southern states wanted to remain the slavery stable while the North desired to abolish the slavery. Meanwhile Abraham Lincoln led the Union and fought with the Confederacy whose commander was Jefferson Davis. The goal of union was to protect the unity, but many armies were controlled by South, also they owned wide land. It seemed difficult for the Union troops to win the Confederacy drastically. Moreover, the strategy of Confederacy was only to defense, controlled…

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    Cotton Gin Essay

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    inflation. However, it was not only the funding of the war that the cotton gin enabled. Due to the explosion of cotton as a cash crop, Southern racism and its white-supremacy-modeled social system was strengthened. Confederate President Jefferson Davis said in 1850, “... [the slaves] in useful employment, restrained from the vicious indulgences to…

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    My connections examined the portrayal of alienation in mainstream society. I chose to use texts from a modern time period to help create more concrete conclusions about mainstream society. My texts were Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy, Sad Joke on a Marae by Apirana Taylor, District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp and Barton Fink directed by Joel Coen. I expected all of my texts to be able to reflect one another as they were all from a similar time period. In particular, I expected…

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