Charlie Parker

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  • How Did Charlie Parker Impact Society

    Charlie Parker’s Ill-Fated West Coast Trip Charlie “Bird” Parker is one of the most iconic figures not only in the modern jazz history, but also in the jazz history overall. Charlie Parker had an extraordinary melodic gift and regularly created solos that consisted of ling-lined melodies, each of which was elegant improvised composition unto itself. This gained a wide following among jazz musicians and greatly influenced the Jazz community in the iconic shift is music. Parker’s self-destructive behavior and lifestyle, despite being fatal to the musician ending his life at the age of 34, also attracted a lot of attention of the hipsters, poets, and researchers of the era of late 1940s jazz. As Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie traveled to the…

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  • The Bebop Era

    gradually for public listening as the other styles had" Tanner. Although the ban may have actually helped the development of bebop as musicians would not have to concern themselves with commercially viable records. Therefore giving the opportunity to focus and develop their skills for bebop. There were however, a few influential musicians who were able to produce recordings and albums during this AFM band. The most influential people of bebop would include Billy Eckstine, Charlie "Bird"…

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  • Miles Davis Short Biography

    Miles Davis was born in the city of Alton, Illinois. At the age of 13 Davis quickly developed talents in playing the trumpet. His father introduced him to this instrument and encouraged him into taking private lessons with a close friend of his that directed music at an art school. By High school he was a professional at playing the trumpet. At the age of 17, a new chapter in Davis’ life unfolded. He was invited by musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker to join as a substitute for a band…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Role Of Improvisation In Music

    essential fundamentals that distinguishes jazz from other genres of music. Through improvisation in jazz, musicians are afforded the opportunity to thrust their level of musical creativity and ability for greater performance. “Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and others changed jazz from a functional music to a music in which the players were praised for their artistic ability, for their virtuosity, for their inventiveness in improvisation, for an artistic competence, thus, which…

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  • Art Tatum's Accomplishments

    the child of amateur musicians. His father was a mechanic, and his mother was a housemaid who worked in white homes. Although he was not born into a wealthy family, his unique talents helped propel him into the spotlight. If anything, Tatum proved that it was not impossible to become a world-class extraordinaire despite growing up with limited funds. He was well-known for his songs, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Tea for Two,” and he was also commended for his spectacular dexterity and his high…

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  • Concert Report: Marty Liquori Concert

    song; in the middle of the sung, there was the electronic saxophone sound, like the sax was doing a solo. It was very romantic and danceable. The sixth song started with a keyboard solo for about thirty seconds then the guitar joined in. I remember hearing the keyboard making a sound like a human voice, it was “Boo boo bi da boo pa da pam pam;” I think they used a vocalizer. The song’s names was “Ballyhoo blues,” named after the restaurant itself. It was excited on a 12 bar blues and the melody…

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  • Charlie Parker Analysis

    A highly reputed teacher, considered God by many elite musicians in the country talks to a young prodigy at the most esteemed Shaffer School of Music. Terrence Fletcher : I don't think people understood what it is that I am doing at Shaffer. I ain’t here to conduct. Any f***ing moron can wave his arms and keep people in tempo. I am here to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe that is... an absolute necessity. Otherwise, we're depriving the world of the next Louis Armstrong. The…

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  • Nieman's Clash: Scene Analysis

    cream to say about me is a mystery” (Chazelle 01:18:10-01:18:24). Fletcher sarcastically adds in the comment about peaches and cream, showing that he realizes that he made many enemies while working at Shaffer. Nieman laughs at this comment which assures us that Fletcher is using sarcasm. Next, Fletcher goes into a monologue of his time at Shaffer: Truth is, I don’t think people understood what it was I was doing at Shaffer. I wasn’t there to conduct. Any fucking moron can wave his arms and keep…

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  • Zann Symbolism

    In Lovecraft’s “The Music of Erich Zann,” the viol that Erich Zann loves to play is a symbol for a drug because Zann becomes addicted to playing his viol. The story begins with a university student, who is the narrator, telling of the time he visited Paris and had to stay in lodging that he could afford, which is where he met Erich Zann, the protagonist, who plays otherworldly music with his viol. The college student stays in an apartment on Rue d’Auseil street, which is in a part of the city he…

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  • Why Is Charlie Parker Important

    Charlie Parker also known as “Yardbird” or “Bird” was born on August 29, 1920 and died on March 12, 1955. He was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers. Charlie had a magnetic personality; wherever he would walk into he would change the feel of the room. He started studying music in a local school in…

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