Knowledge Identifier: $Jazz
Category: Music (655)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (64%), (8%), United Kingdom (8%)
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Miles Davis - The most important Prestige recordings of this period (Dig, Blue Haze, Bags' Groove, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, and Walkin') originated mostly from recording sessions in 1951 and 1954, after Davis' recovery from his addiction.
Newport Jazz Festival - Miles Davis' 1954 performance of "Walkin'", at the first Newport Jazz Festival, announced the style to the jazz world
Django Reinhardt - Reinhardt has been the subject of several songs, most notably "Django" , a gypsy-flavoured piece that jazz pianist John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet wrote in honour of Reinhardt; numerous versions of the song have been recorded, including one on the 1973 Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks self-titled debut album; it appears on Joe Bonamassa's 2006 LP "You & Me"
Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions of the USA (1956, Morello's debut with the group), Jazz Impressions of Eurasia, Jazz Impressions of Japan, and Jazz Impressions of New York are less well-known albums, but all are brilliant examples of the quartet's studio work, and they produced Brubeck standards such as "Summer Song," "Brandenburg Gate," "Koto Song," and "Theme From Mr. Broadway.
Lester Young - In January 1956 he recorded two Granz-produced sessions featuring pianist Teddy_Wilson (who had led the Billie Holiday recordings with Young in the 1930s), trumpet player Roy Eldridge, trombonist Vic Dickenson, bassist Gene Ramey, and drummer Jo Jones - available on the Jazz Giants '56 and Prez and Teddy albums.
Max Roach - Roach expanded the standard form of hard-bop using 3/4 waltz rhythms and modality in 1957 with his album Jazz in 3/4 time.
Bossa nova was made popular by Elizete Cardoso's recording of "Chega de Saudade" on the "Canção do Amor Demais" LP. The initial releases by Gilberto and the 1959 film "Black Orpheus" achieved significant popularity in Latin America, and this spread to North America via visiting American jazz musicians
Cal Tjader - Tjader and his band opened the second Monterey Jazz Festival in 1959 with an acclaimed "preview" concert.
Ever since the 1960s various creative centers of jazz have been developing in Europe
Max Roach - In a funeral tribute to Roach,-Lieutenant Governor of New York David Paterson compared the musician's courage to that of Paul Robeson, Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X, saying that "No one ever wrote a bad thing about Max Roach's music or his aura until 1960, when he and Charlie Mingus protested the practices of the Newport Jazz Festival.
Jaco Pastorius - Pastorius was most identified by his use of two well-worn Fender Jazz Basses from the early 1960s: a 1960 fretted, and a 1962 fretless.
Bill Evans - In May 1960, the trio performed at one of the Jazz Profiles concerts, organized by Charles Schwartz, and during the summer, they appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Bill Evans - In May and August 1960, Evans appeared in Russell's album Jazz in the Space Age, while in late 1960, he performed in Jazz Abstractions.
Philip Larkin - His scepticism is at its most nuanced and illuminating in "Required Writing", a collection of his book reviews and essays, and at its most inflamed and polemical in his introduction to his collected jazz reviews, "All What Jazz", drawn from the 126 record-review columns he wrote for "The Daily Telegraph" between 1961 and 1971, which contains an attack on modern jazz that widens into a wholesale critique of modernism in the arts
Don Ellis - In October 1962, Ellis traveled to Poland to take part in the 1962 Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw ; his quartet performance was partially documented on a Polish-only 10-inch EP. Ellis chronicled his experience in an article called Warsaw Diary, which was printed in the January 3rd, 1963 issue of Down Beat magazine.
Stan Getz - Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", from the same album
Art Tatum - In 1964, Art Tatum was inducted, posthumously, into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame
A series of recordings with the Classic Quartet in the first half of 1965 show Coltrane's playing becoming increasingly abstract, with greater incorporation of devices like multiphonics, utilization of overtones, and playing in the altissimo register, as well as a mutated return to Coltrane's sheets of sound
Don Ellis - Following this successful breakthrough performance, the band performed at the Pacific Jazz Festival in October 1966, and at Shelly's Manne Hole in March 1967, releasing segments of each on 1967's Live in 3 2/3 4 Time.
Jean-Luc Ponty - In 1967, John Lewis of The Modern Jazz Quartet invited Ponty to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Gary Burton - Alone at Last (solo album/CD) Live cuts 13 Montreaux Jazz Festival 1971, Studio cuts 47.
Grant Green - Grant left Blue Note again in 1974 and the subsequent recordings he made with other labels divide opinion: some consider Green to have been the 'Father of Acid Jazz', whilst others have dismissed them (Michael Cuscuna wrote in the sleeve notes for the album Matador that "During the 1970s he made some pretty lame records").
Collier, 1978 Most of this group were originally Midwesterners, although there were a small number of New Orleans musicians involved
Acid jazz developed in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, influenced by jazz-funk and electronic dance music
Louie Bellson - Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he worked with territory bands like the Unifour Jazz Ensemble
Miles Davis - This changed after Marsalis appeared, unannounced, onstage in the midst of Davis' performance at the inaugural Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 1986.
In 1987, the US House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill proposed by Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. to define jazz as a unique form of American music stating, among other things, "
In 1988, Gang Starr released the debut single "Words I Manifest", sampling Dizzy Gillespie's 1962 "Night in Tunisia", and Stetsasonic released "Talkin' All That Jazz", sampling Lonnie Liston Smith
John Patitucci - Patitucci has won polls including: Best Jazz Bassist in Guitar Player Magazine's 1992, 1994 and 1995 Readers' Poll and Best Jazz Bassist in Bass Player Magazine's 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 Readers' Poll.
Beginning in 1993, rapper Guru's Jazzmatazz series used jazz musicians during the studio recordings
Cab Calloway - Jazz, the Rough Guide by Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestly; Penguin Books, 1995; pp.
Chick Corea - In 1996, Greek-Cypriot singer, Alexia Vassiliou recorded "Spain" with Chick Corea, in her Sony BMG Jazz Album, 'Alexia - In a Jazz Mood'.
Maynard Ferguson - The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies at Rowan University was created in 2000, the same year Rowan bestowed Ferguson with his only Honorary Doctorate degree.
Coleridge Goode - In 2002, his autobiography Bass Lines: A Life in Jazz, co-authored with his friend, the academic and jazz writer Roger Cotterrell, not only told his own story but provided poignant and vivid memories of the brilliant and tragic Harriott and of the birth of free form jazz in Britain.
Lonnie Smith (jazz musician) - He was named the "Organ Keyboardist of the Year" in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009 by the Jazz Journalist Association.
Dave Brubeck - Brubeck supported the Jazz Foundation by performing in their annual benefit concert "A Great Night in Harlem" in 2006.
Louie Bellson - In 2006 a new album appeared, "The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson and the Jazz Ballet"
Joe Locke - In 2006, 2008 and 2009 Joe Locke received the "Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year" Award, presented by the Jazz Journalist Association.
John Patitucci - The group won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the album Beyond the Sound Barrier in 2006.
Larry Carlton - The Jazz King project was initiated to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol's accession to the throne as well as his 80th birthday in 2007.
Toots Thielemans - In October 2008, he was honored with the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship.
George Benson - In 2009, Benson was recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz Master, the nations highest honor in Jazz.
Arild Andersen - In January 2009 Andersen was named Musicien Europeen 2008 by the French Academie du Jazz.
Chick Corea - A concert DVD recorded during their performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival was released in May 2009.
Louie Bellson - In May 2009, Francine Bellson fascinated jazz fans when she told The Jazz Joy and Roy syndicated radio show, "I like to call 'how The Master used two maestros,'" adding, "When did his sacred concert back in 1965 with Louie on drums, he told Louie that the sacred concerts were based on 'in-the-beginning,' the first three words of the bible
Lonnie Liston Smith - He most recently appearing on the Jazz World Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2009.
Dave Brubeck - On July 5, 2010, Brubeck was *awarded the Miles Davis *award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival
Billy Bang - He had been scheduled to perform on the opening day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 10, 2011.
Christian McBride - McBride released his first big band album, titled "The Good Feeling" in 2011 for which he won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
Dave Brubeck - "The New York Times" noted he had continued to play well into his old age, performing in 2011 and in 2010 only a month after getting a pacemaker, with "Times" music writer Nate Chinen commenting that Brubeck had replaced "the old hammer-and-anvil attack with something almost airy" and that his playing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City was "the picture of judicious clarity"
Coleridge Goode - On 18 May 2011 Coleridge Goode was honoured with the Services to Jazz Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held at the House of Commons.
Coleridge Goode - On 18 May 2011 Coleridge Goode was honoured with the Services to Jazz Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, held at the House of Commons
Billy Bang - He had been scheduled to perform on the opening day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 10, 2011
Joe Locke - His third release on the Motéma label, "Lay Down My Heart - Blues & Ballads Vol 1", reached the No. 1 position of the Jazz Week album charts in July 2013
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