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  • The Bebop Era

    11:00am Mon/Wed Term Paper – The Bebop Era Bebop was born in the mid 1940's. During that time, the popular, dance-oriented swing style jazz was in mid demise. World War II and cabaret taxes had pushed musicians to shift from a big band formats to a small band formats and the bebop style musicians were given an open door. It was developed not from the creation of a new style, but because the old style could no longer work. Many older players, such as Armstrong and Goodman, actually rejected bop. The defining features of Bebop songs include a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key. It requires more instrumental proficiency from the musician than from other styles.…

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  • Koko And So What Analysis

    is also many times when the two musicians would have played with each other and they would've undoubtably have had an influence in each others musical styles. Defining Style Koko is one of the most iconic songs written during the Bebop period. It was also written and performed by two of the most famous Jazz musicians of all time. These were Dizzy Gillespie as well as Charlie Parker. This songs quick tempo and technical nature make it typical of the bebop period. The harmony is complicated and…

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  • Charlie Parker Blues For Alice Analysis

    ‘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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  • Charlie Parker Take 5 Analysis

    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 performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded on July 1 1959, at Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in New York City. “Take 5” is the biggest selling jazz…

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  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie acts as a quintessential tip of hat to its predecessor anime series. Which is one of the most universally well-respected animated series of its time. Simply put the central plot of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie follows a terrorist bombing which releases a deadly virus to the mass population living on Mars. As a result the government has issued a 300-million woolong reward in order to capture the cold-blooded culprit that’s behind it. A legalized bounty hunter crew of the…

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  • Studio Jazz Ensemble Research Paper

    Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00 noon was hosting the Studio Jazz Ensemble in Building K, room K413. One of the numerous buildings of Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. The Studio Jazz Ensemble consists of 9 members. When there are less than 10 members it is called a Jazz Combo. The young Musicians who performed were Yami Ayala- Vocal, Alex Arias- Bass, George Fernandez- Guitar, Christian Martinez- Drums, Charles English-Drums, Christian Romero- Piano, Andrew Collado- Tenor Sax, Marcel Diaz-…

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  • Chick Corea Influences

    saxophonist Joe Farrell, drummer Steve Gadd and former Bill Evans Trio bassist Eddie Gomez, and followed up with the wide-open blowing date Friends, featuring the same stellar crew. Before the year was out Chick also managed to record the provocative Delphi I: Solo Piano Improvisations. A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that…

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  • Please Don T By Tony Hoagland Analysis

    Retaining Innocence In Tony Hoagland’s poem “Please Don’t,” he personifies nature to fully understand the naïve lives of them and the emotions that go along with them being sheltering. The poem takes place in the springtime when the flowers have all merely bloomed. A narrator, from afar, recounts the descriptive poem to the audience. In the second and third stanza, he talks about the relations between different aspects nature, in this case “about the rain, the fog, the dew” and how, in return,…

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  • Essay On Jazz Instruments

    Lead by jazz director Marko Marcinko, with Jazz being one of my favorite forms of music, it was an honor to listen to Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble. Unfortunately, since I didn’t get the chance to listen to it live, I made sure to wear my beats headphones so I can hear every last instrument clearly. Instantaneously when the band started to play, I felt like I was in a 1920’s New Orleans club. The harmony was very upbeat and dance like, I began to tap my foot to the three beat tempo. The band…

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  • Sing Singing Goodman

    The piece of music that this paper will focus on is “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman. “Sing Sing Sing” is a fast pace swing song that features mainly trumpets and saxophones, a driving drum, and an unmistakable solo by the famous clarinetist- Benny Goodman. Benny Goodman was one of the driving forces of band desegregation during his time as a bandleader. “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman was a killer diller number, a popular dance piece, that embodies the swing era, and brought jazz out of the…

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