Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the most influential electrical guitarists in music history. In his life time Vaughan was admired by already established and well regarded musicians, for his soulful energy and powerful style of guitar play. Eric Clapton stated in a 1996 interview that he was so taken back by Stevie Ray Vaughan talent that while he was driving his car he had to pull over and listen to him play. Further, stating that he was determined to meet him that very day and did. Unfortunately, at the height of his popularity his life was cut short by a tragic helicopter crash.
However, he was able to do what he had enjoyed doing since he was a young child. Losing him at such a young age was tragic, especially since it was at the prime of his career. One must think how much more this successful young talented guitar player had to offer his fans. In fact one of Hendricks quotes was, “When I die, I want people to just play my music, go wild and freak out, do anything they want to do. "– Jimi Hendrix.
Louis Armstrong influenced almost all aspects of jazz technique and style. He was the first to improvise and elaborate on a given melody. Armstrong introduced a freedom to music that continues to popular music. Even today, Armstrong is called the greatest jazz musician who ever lived. He will always be remembered as not only a great trumpeter, but also a great man.
He returned in 1980 making new recordings and expensive tours. He received an honorary doctorate of music from the New England Conservatory in 1986 in honor of his long-standing achievements. Davis’ playing Incorporated many styles, from bop to modal fusion. Oftentimes Davis was the victim of negative criticism because of his adopting sometimes unpopular styles of music, but he is most respected for being one of a few jazz musicians who continually took the music to newer and more creative heights. The musical events Miles Davis created during his so-called electric period (1969-1975), are acts of constant exploring in c... ... middle of paper ... ...und producers argue they are sparing us from," says Teo.
For many years, jazz lovers tried in ecstasies to imitate his unique voice and scat singing which was nonsense but with a rhythmic. Armstrong was the first to successfully use scat singing, which eventually became a major feature of jazz concert. His singing method affected almost every jazz singer, including Coypin Crosby in 1940s, most charismatic singer in jazz history Billie Holly and Frank Sinatra. Of course, Armstrong 's achievements in jazz music could not be summarized by the above description. He is the greatest and most important musician in jazz history, and he made an innovation of jazz music.
Duke, himself, was an elegant man. When the white people looked down on the black man and his music, Duke managed to brin... ... middle of paper ... ...6 that boomed with popularity as the demand for big bands playing this new swing music was in intense demand. Later on Duke hired a lyrical writer named Billy Strayhorn that led a premature death in 1967. But when Strayhorn was with the band he wrote many compositions that often went into the band's book of music. 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.
Lee Morgan was an excellent jazz musician in the hard bop era, and played with the best of the best. His superior tone and stanky solos led to his fame success. After a great, but short 33 years of life, he suffered a strange and awful death.
He complicated rather than simplified his art, making it more visceral, raw, and wild. And even to his greatest fans it was anything but easily understood. In this failure, however, Coltrane contributed far more than he could have in success, for above all, his legacy to his followers is the abiding sense of search, o... ... middle of paper ... ...requested "Summertime" and "But Not For Me," old friends begged him to bring his music back inside. In 1966, toward the end of a three-hour "tune," Jimmy Garrison, the only member of the original quartet left, picked up his bass and walked off the stage. "You know, that's going to cost you a hundred dollars," Coltrane told him later.
From that point, he released one more album on his own in 1998 and played with BB King in 2000, once again in a traditional blues style. "Clapton is God" really isn't that far from the truth. His music was not only influenced by the greats, but he influenced them all back. Despite his many problems in life, they only benefited his music and what we now know as legend Eric Clapton. Clapton is the only rock artist ever to be admitted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame on three accounts (once for the Yardbirds, once for Cream, and once as a solo artist).
Congolese guitarist, singer, bandleader and composer Francois Luambo Makiadi (Franco) “the sorcerer of the guitar” was 20th century Africa’s most important musician; he was the greatest. My opinion is amply supported by the recent release of two double CD retrospectives Francophonic Volume 1(1953-1979) & 2 (1980-1989). The sets demonstrate Franco’s amazing longevity, prolificacy, and innovation. From 1950 until his death in 1989, he record over a thousand songs, created a dominate style of African guitar playing, trained generations of musicians, and attained a status equivalent in Africa to Elvis or the Beatles in the West. These collections allow the listener to discover not only the evolution of a musical genius, but also the history of one of the world’s great dance traditions, Congolese rumba.