In 1957 Davis made the first of many solo recordings with the unusual jazz orchestrations of Gil Evans, and he wrote music for film by Louis Malle. In 1963Davis formed a new quintet including the talents of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Wayne Shorter. The late 1960s sound Davis playing with a variety of talented musicians. Davis retired during the mid-‘70s due to severe ailments and an automobile accident. He returned in 1980 making new recordings and expensive tours.
He left to join another band. Another man who became famous in Jimmie Lunceford’s band is Gerald Wilson. Gerald is an American jazz trumpeter, big band bandleader, composer/arranger, and an educator. He played with Jimmie’s band in 1939. He was best known for the song “Theme for Monterey.” Gerald met Jimmie after he finished high school.
Who was Miles Davis and why was he such an important element in the music of Jazz? Miles Davis, as we would know him, was born Miles Dewey Davis in Alton, Illinois on the 25th of May 1926 to a middle-class black family.. A couple of years later, Miles went on to St. Louis where he grew up. Since he was a youngster, Miles' hobby was to collect records and play them over without getting tired of them. Since his family knew Miles was so interested in the music of his time, primarily Jazz, for his thirteenth birthday Miles received his first trumpet, although he had been playing since the age of nine. With this Miles began to practice and play his trumpet along with his records.
With his new big band, Gillespie attempted to popularize bebop and make himself the signature figure of the style. Dizzy was the soloist and showman of his own big band which performed from 1946 to 1950. In 1953, someone accidently sat on his trumpet. Due to this, the bell on the instrument now titled upward at a 45-degree angle. Dizzy discovered that this new shape to his beloved instrument created an improved sound quality.
While he was locked up he learned how to play the cornet, which is when his love for music evolved, a love for music that would change our industry of music today and forever to come (Bio.com). Once released Louis joined the marching band and the jazz band. Louis joined his first real band called Matrangas at the age of 16. The first night playing Louis raised only three nickels, but eventually was making $1.25 a night once he was put under the spotlight. Louis was so good at playing music people could find him playing in the local bars at the age of 17 (Bio.com).
Then in 1942 Duke hired one of the best tenor saxophonists ever and let him play the first tenor sax solo ever arranged by Duke Ellington. In 1951 Saxophonist Johnny Hodges, trombonist Lawrence Brown, and Sonny Greer left the band together and formed their own band but then in 1955 Sonny Greer returned to the band and stayed with Duke until his death in 1970. And then by the 1950's the Ellington band was carrying on almost alone. By 1972 the times and styles of the world no longer fit the old time style of Duke' s band. The band was not known like it used to be and that could be the point in time I suppose you could say that the band broke up.
Leroi plays a Haynes closed hole C foot flute, a Yamaha Soprano saxophone, as well as Selmer Alto and Tenor Saxophones. Prior to joining Matthews and Moore, Carter Beauford had been playing Jazz drums since his childhood. His father played trumpet in a Jazz band, and Beauford grew up with Jazz music surrounding him. Other than his father Beauford names Jazz Greats Jhon Coltrane and Miles Davis to be among his biggest influences in music. After playing the drums through college, Carter abandoned his musical aspirations and began teaching history.
Coleman introduced the tenor saxophone at a time when the sax was not popular among Jazz Musicians and was called the “Father of the Tenor Saxophone”. Coleman moved from Ms. Smith’s Jazz hounds to the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra until 1934. Mr. Coleman went on to establish his own big band and played with Thelonious Monk. Mr. Hawkins progressively moves the chords higher expanding the range then slowly m... ... middle of paper ... ... Milt Jackson Quartet and was a side project of Dizzy Gillespie’s band. Midnight Walk - Arif Mardin A Turkish-American record producer who also composed, arranged, and played with many legendary artists.
Parker would frequent the club and sit in the balcony listening to one of his idol, Lester Young a member from the Basie band. In 1934 the experience from the Jazz club influenced Parker so that he joined his high school band. There he played the baritone horn. Not pleased with the long, low note of the baritone horn he eventually switched to the Alto Saxophone. Parker practiced diligently with his saxophone, and when he didn`t practice the sax, he visited "jazz club picking up jazz concepts."
Joe King Oliver was one of his favorites. The man acted as Armstrong's father and teacher for a large portion of his life, giving him his first cornet and a job to play at some of his gigs. From there he joined semi-successful groups playing trumpet, until 1922 when he was asked to join King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band located in Chicago. This was a dream come true to Armstrong. As soon as he arrived in Chicago Oliver's band became a huge success.