Christopher Nowak October 20, at pm. Chuck February 21, at am. Duffy February 21, at am. Kenny Burrell 8th? Benson 4th… You lost my respect right there…. Namzzaj February 21, at pm. Christopher Nowak September 9, at pm. Richard February 21, at pm. Its not about the order, each one of these players was extremely influential in their own way. John Cole February 21, at pm. Ed Bickert? Bucky Pizzarelli? Frank Vignola? John Pisano? Jimmy Bruno? Actually, I am wrong.
It was not a car but rather an ATV. Bob Taylor February 20, at am. Jack February 21, at pm. Jimmy February 21, at pm. Max February 21, at pm. Louis J Asmo July 18, at am. Dave Harrison February 21, at pm. RV February 21, at pm. Christopher Nowak September 29, at pm. Mick Minn February 22, at am.
Bob March 2, at pm. Christopher Nowak September 13, at pm. Doug February 22, at pm. Derek February 23, at am. My only issue is John NcLaughlin at Jim February 25, at am. Mildly surprised not to see Ulf Wakenius in the top Gianpiero March 1, at pm. Drillon March 2, at am. Philippe March 2, at am.
Christopher Nowak October 22, at pm. Christopher Nowak December 27, at pm. Eduardo March 2, at pm. Danny Strunk March 20, at am. Jim Bretzfelder March 20, at am. Patrick Towning March 20, at am. Paulo Casal March 25, at pm. It would be fairer if the names were in alphabetical order …. Mark Arata March 25, at pm.
Link March 25, at pm. Robert Moehle March 25, at pm. Alessandro March 26, at am. Robert July 2, at pm. Pete Gage March 26, at pm. Eddie Lang at 39!!! Freddie Greene at 25!! These should be in the top ten. Christopher Nowak September 11, at am. Christian Grimaud March 26, at pm. Winksy September 27, at am.
Andrew Sapienza May 8, at am. May 25, at pm. Not Manhattan. Brian Roberts September 16, at pm. All are great guitarists, but not sure how Ed Bickert got overlooked. Eloise Bonner October 9, at am. What happened to Nick Colionne? Jeffrey Wallace October 15, at am. Martin Taylor UK guitarist for Stephane grappelli has to be Volume 2 (Vinyl your list also.
Ken Boling October 21, at pm. D R Hatch December 21, at pm. Brad November 16, at pm. Neal Forrester November 23, at am. Christopher Nowak September 15, at pm. William January 31, at am. Did I miss something? Who compiled this list? Are people who do not know the jazz guitarists the people selecting the names? No matter. Take care everyone! Enjoy the great jazz guitarists, those listed, those ommitted, and more!
William May 8, at am. Buzz February 23, at pm. Lloyd Hardin March 3, at am. Carol Caldwell March 6, at pm. Steve Holtje March 10, at pm. Joe Morris. Or he he too avant-garde for you? Michael Corenzwit May 10, at pm. A unique virtuoso. Jaynius Swannius May 20, at pm. Norman Brown at 49? Jim Nesterick June 7, at pm. John NcLaughlin at 15? Top 5 all day long. Carl Flohe July 18, at pm. Mark Raz July 25, at pm. Obviously this list was made by someone who is not a musician.
Donald Crawford August 11, at am. There are some excellent gypsy jazz guitarists that are left out. Christopher Nowak September 16, at pm. Christopher Nowak November 22, at pm.
This is from Vol. Christopher Nowak September 11, at pm. Sorry folks. Christopher Nowak September 13, at am. Christopher Nowak September 14, at pm. Christopher Nowak September 19, at pm. George Van Eps is already on the list. Christopher Nowak September 20, at am. Christopher Nowak September 27, at pm.
Christopher Nowak September 29, at am. Christopher Nowak October 5, at am. Christopher Nowak October 25, at pm. Christopher Nowak October 28, at pm. Jim boos February 29, at pm. Allen Kennedy June 26, at pm. Rex July 16, at am. Glenn Abbott August 31, at am. Chrisanowak hotmail. For jazz fusion!! This, in theory, would help eliminate any trace of secularism that had crept into the church.
The need for soprano and alto parts in harmony was filled by young boys. The problem was that their voices tended to drop with puberty at about the same time that they were well trained and familiar with the ever more difficult singing parts.
The solution in Italy was castration. This tended to preserve the high voices. The practice was common by Though the work was not published outside China at the time, it would have a profound effect on all of Western music. In essence, he solved the problem of equal temperament. Chu Tsai-yu devised that the 5ths can be tempered not by the relative lengths of the pipes but by the ratios of their sizes. He calculated a formula that yielded a scale of evenly spaced notes where the semitones fit properly into the octave.
Ironically, the discovery was irrelevant to Chinese musical theory, which was based upon a 5 tone scale. The Jesuit Priest Matteo Ricci, as part of a group of Jesuit Missionaries in the Southern port of Macao, appears to have passed the information out of China around See The complex harmonies were secular in nature and told tales of grief or love. This notion is customarily offered as an inspiration of the Baroque.
The move toward a populist conception of the function of ecclesiastical art is seen by many art historians as driving the innovations of Caravaggio and the Carracci brothers, all of whom were working in Rome at that time.
The appeal of the Baroque style shifted consciously from the witty, intellectual qualities of 16th century Mannerist art to a visceral appeal aimed at the senses. It used direct, simple, obvious, and dramatic iconography. Baroque art drew on certain broad and heroic tendencies in Annibale Carracci and his circle and flourished with artists such as Caravaggio, and Federico Barocci. Germinal ideas of the Baroque can also be found in the work of Michelangelo and Correggio. Baroque music used contrasting phrase lengths, harmony and counterpoint replacing polyphony and orchestral color made a stronger appearance.
During the Baroque period, a 5th course of two strings was added, and several publications especially for guitarists were produced. At the end of the Baroque period, the courses were replaced by single strings, and a final string was added to create the six-stringed guitar of today. In Europe, musicians and artists were generally supported by the church, the state and the rich.
This patronage system had been practiced in Italy for hundreds of years, Including the late s and early s, when Michelangelo worked as a sculptor and artist for the Medici family in Florence.
During the Baroque period the 5 course guitar effectively replaced the 4 and 6 course vihuela instruments, and the tuning was largely standardized with notable exceptions to ADGBE.
Note that this matches the current standard tuning of the top 5 strings. In his notes and papers was the formula for equal temperament by Chu Tsai-yu from The timing was perfect — equal temperament was the issue of the day with advancements in harmony and composition. It would be many years before the issues were fully resolved, and the refined scale was hotly debated. It was not until the era of Beethoven that the equally tempered scale was fully adopted by Western composers.
Charles was a guitar player as well. Corbetta was dedicated to Louis XIV. It served to increase the popularity of the guitar. Newton demonstrated that the motions of objects on earth and celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws. This removed remaining doubts about heliocentrism see and set the stage for advances in the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.
He had been an apprentice to Nicolo Amati, and created some of the most treasured violins in history during his golden period — and As a luthier, he fashioned many different types of instruments, including a very small number of guitars between and Surviving examples are maple backed and have ebony fretboards and inlays and a scale length of 74 cm. He is said to have built or collaborated on more than 1, instruments total.
Approximately instruments survive today. He is noted for various innovations in harpsichord construction and especially for the invention of the piano.
Nor is it to be denied that after the pinching way, the ghittar makes some good work. The mechanical action had hammers that tapped the heavy string courses and a shift so the hammer would play only one of the two strings for lower volume. The idea was not immediately popular in Italy. Harpsichord players found the touch difficult to master and were not comfortable with the unfamiliar tone.
While still tightly linked to the court culture and absolutism, with its formality and emphasis on order and hierarchy, the new style was cleaner, and favored a clearer division between parts, brighter contrasts and colors, and simplicity rather than complexity. This taste for structural clarity worked its way into the world of music, moving away from the layered polyphony of the Baroque period, towards a style where a melody over a subordinate harmony — a combination called homophony — was preferred.
This meant that the playing of chords, even if they interrupted the melodic smoothness of a single part, became a much more prevalent feature of music. This, in turn, made the tonal structure of works more audible. Changes in the economic and in social structure also moved the new style forward.
As the 18th century progressed, the nobility became the primary patrons of instrumental music, and there was a rise in the public taste for comic opera. This led to changes in the way music was performed, the most crucial of which was the move to standard instrumental groups and the reduction in the importance of the continuo — the harmonic fill beneath the music, often played by several instruments.
One way to trace this decline of the continuo and its figured chords is to examine the decline of the term obbligato meaning a mandatory instrumental part in a work of chamber music. Bythe term was virtually extinct. Beethoven is also sometimes regarded either as a Romantic composer or a composer who was part of the transition to the Romantic; Franz Schubert is also something of a transitional figure. Bach tried one of his pianos but did not like the heavy touch and weak treble.
Serious works for the guitar were few and far between during the rise of the new piano and the Classical Period. The guitar assumed the role of an instrument of polite society for the amorous and frivolous. The piece is enthusiastically received. Bach dies.
Many view this as the end of the Baroque Period. The popularity of guitar grows throughout Europe. He is viewed by many as the most influential figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music. He studied under Joseph Haydn and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist as a young man.
His hearing began to deteriorate in the late s, and yet he continued to perform, conduct and compose even after becoming completely deaf. The Vinaccia family of luthiers is known for developing the mandolin.
This guitar has been examined and does not show telltale signs of modifications from a double-course guitar. The authenticity of guitars allegedly produced before the s is often in question. The movement was led by the French and the Italians. Spain, for the most part, continued with 6-course instruments. The absolute French monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic Clergy was violently overthrown and replaced with a government formed under the Enlightenment and based on principals of citizenship and inalienable rights.
The transition was not smooth. Following the French Revolution, property confiscated from the aristocracy by the Committee for the Public Safety included dozens of guitars. To many, this marks the beginning of the Romantic Period. On February 12th, Abraham Lincoln was also born. In the morning, as the smoke cleared, he saw the American flag still waving. The new arrangement was especially appropriate to the patriotic fervor of the time and became widely popular.
This was a period of political and intellectual upheaval. Science and art flourished. Romantic Music refers to the theory, compositional practice, and canon in European music history, from about to It is more appropriate to describe romanticism as the expansion of formal structures within a composition, making the pieces more emotionally expressive.
Because of the particular use of these elements of form, key, instrumentation, etc. For example, Beethoven favored a smooth transition from the 3rd to 4th movement in his symphonies, and therefore his pieces are easier to identify. This made public performance possible. His modest storefront housed limited guitar production in the back room and retail space selling everything from cornets to sheet music.
Samuel Colt perfected the 1st handgun with a revolving cylinder: the legendary 6-shooter. April 24th, a patent for the 1st soda fountain machine. December 3rd: Oberlin College Ohio was founded — the 1st American co-educational college and later, the 1st American college to advocate the abolition of slavery and accept black men and women on equal terms with whites.
This is the version most often sung today. The original lyrics grew from a collaboration between minister John Newton and poet William Cowper, also a born-again Christian. It was defended by Texans including James Bowie, Col. William B. Travis and Tennessean Davy Crocket. He placed emphasis on the action of the soundboard in producing volume and tone. To improve the instrument he enlarged the body and refined a pattern of fan bracing still used today. His preferred scale length was cm.
Many of his improvements are considered the standards of the classical guitar today. His innovations resulted in the formation of the Spanish School of Guitar Making whose membership included the most important luthiers of the late 19th century, including the Ramirez family. Martin, Sr.
The New York Philharmonic was founded, now the oldest orchestra in the U. Originally known as The Philharmonic Society of New York some feel that actual date of establishment is One year later, bathtubs were still prohibited Volume 2 (Vinyl Boston except when prescribed by a physician.
Later popularized in arrangements by Aaron Copland Martin introduces the 0 model. This made tall buildings and skyscrapers possible. This also made truss rods possible. It was a seminal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The sixth edition of shortened the title to The Origin of Species. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. John Brown at Fort Warren in Boston.
His songs, such as Oh! This was followed in by the 5 cent nickel —quarter dollar, half dollar, silver dollar and gold dollars.
An law allowed the motto to be used on all coins. Inthe use of the motto was permitted, but not required. While several laws came into play, the act of May 18th, is most often cited as requiring the motto even though the cent and nickel were excluded from that law, and the nickel did not have the motto added until Sinceall coins have borne the motto. The Civil War had officially ended. Booth hoped to create chaos and overthrow the Federal government. Although Booth succeeded in killing Lincoln, the larger plot failed.
As the retail gateway to the west and mail-order capitol of the world, musical instrument manufacturers and distributors were seriously affected. Many never recovered. Those that survived grew stronger. He was a musical prodigy, guitar virtuoso and composer of numerous timeless pieces for guitar. His groundbreaking playing and performance techniques propelled the popularity of the classical guitar forward and inspired equal leaps in instrument design.
Sales records of the 00 guitar begin to appear on the books. Three different versions of pianos that played themselves were demonstrated at the Philadelphia Exposition. They would eventually become player pianos. It had two diaphragm-and-needle units; one for recording, and one for playback.
He could speak into a reverse horn and the sound vibrations were then impressed into delicate tin foil wrapped on a metal cylinder by a recording needle in vertical grooves. The hand cranked phonograph is demonstrated by Edison on November 29th, The phonograph will eventually allow the spread of popular music. The Academy represented the highest social circle in New York society and the board of directors resisted admitting members of new wealthy families into their inner circle.
The initial group of subscribers included the Morgan, Roosevelt, Astor and Vanderbilt families. Their creation, The Metropolitan Opera, has outlasted the Academy. Higginson would run the Orchestra for almost 40 years. Yiddish theater begins its period of greatest popularity and influence. The strings are melodically picked and stopped by a metal bar, with the guitar held across the lap.
The Berne Convention, the international agreement on copyrights, is signed. The United States does not sign the agreement until It was the first reasonably viable phonograph record. Berliner was a German-American inventor best known for inventing the lateral-cut flat disc record: gramophone record to be used with another of his inventions — the Gramophone. Gibson at 34 years old, settled in Kalamazoo, Michigan and took up the hobby of making musical instruments.
Horse drawn carriages lined the streets for a quarter mile and inside the Music Hall was a capacity crowd. At the end of the 19th Century the classical guitar had lost popularity but was re-introduced to the world by Francisco Tarrega, who began the tradition adopted by almost all classical guitarists of today by using the finger-nails to pick the strings.
The event was conceived and promoted by James B. Upham as a campaign to instill American nationalism by selling flags to public schools and magazines to students. Bellamy was a Baptist minister and a Christian socialist. Phonographs are improving but are still a long way away from being commercial. On May 11th Orville Gibson filed for his first and only patent.
The document U. Patent No. The creation of the first large Sears and Roebuck Co. This made possible nationwide distribution of all sorts of products including musical instruments by postal service. Storyville the famed red light district of New Orleans opens.
It was named after New Orleans alderman Sidney Story. The Ragtime craze is at full tilt. The first effective player piano was released to the public and heavily marketed. This would bring piano roll versions of many forms of music into American households over the next 20 years. Stark and Joplin remain friends for years. Horn players imitate the human voice with mutes and growls. New Orleans players are playing a mix of Blues, Ragtime, brass band music, marches, Pop songs and dances.
The Jazz stew is brewing. Some musicians are beginning to improvise Pop songs. The end of the Spanish-American war has brought a surplus of used military band instruments into the port of New Orleans. Migrations from the south into Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, etc. Luthier Robert Maurer decided to retire. August Larson gathered investors Edward P. Longworthy and Joshua H. Lewis and bought the firm from Maurer.
It was the beginning of the Larson Brothers instruments. Andrew Carnegie sold his industrial holdings to J. A hurricane and tidal wave hit Galveston. Texas on September 8th. The highest point of land on the island was 5 feet above sea level. There was no advance warning and the only access to the mainland was by boat.
By the time the residents and visitors knew the danger, there was no means of escape. There were so many bodies, they were taken out to sea and dumped. The bodies later washed back up onto the Galveston shores and were burned. This event became the topic of many songs over the next century. In New York City, in an August heat-wave, tensions between white Irish and black Southern immigrants flared into riots at the funeral of a white Irish plain-cloths police officer who had been cut by a black man protecting his girl-friend from harassment.
Among those beaten in the riots were Vaudevillian actor, comic, dancer and musician George Walker as he walked with a friend named Shine. The introduction to the song is needed to get the original intent of the song.
He is beginning to be noticed in New Orleans as a brothel piano player. He is one of the first to play this mix forerunner of Jazz. Jelly Roll will later claim that he invented Jazz in by combining Ragtime, Quadrilles and Blues.
The phonograph has been drastically improved. Victor and Columbia emerge as leaders in the phonograph field at that time phonograph companies made records. The public started to buy phonographs and records cylinders for home use. Adams, Samuel K. VanHorn, and Orville H.
Handy has started a saxophone quartet. The saxophone was a novelty in Frank Henry Martin introduces the size guitar. This size body is made to compete with mandolins and banjos. The company designs its first Style 45 guitar. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered feet. Handy hears the rural blues played on a slide guitar with a knife blade as a slide by an itinerant blues guitarist in a railroad station in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
It sparks a career for him. The rest is history. A partnership is formed. New Orleans blues trumpet pioneer Buddy Bolden runs amok and is committed to the state hospital at Angola on June 5. Buddy will spend the rest of his life there and will never be recorded. Keppard was not recorded until many years later because he was afraid of having his style stolen. Columbia produces the first two-sided disc. Blues publishing pioneer W. Handy brings saxophones into his dance band.
It lasted for 48 seconds and in some areas the ground moved 20 feet. All civil services were destroyed or heavily damaged.
Wood frame, in general, held up better in earthquakes. It also burns. Gas lines were ruptured, ignited, and fires broke out around the ruins of the city. The water lines were also ruptured, so there was little to fight the fires. The population of San Francisco at the time was approximatelyFlorenz Ziegfeld expanded the notion of Vaudeville stage shows to new heights by his elaborate productions known as The Ziegfeld Follies. It was the beginning of a career of more than 5, concerts around the globe and vastly increasing the body of works available for the classical guitar.
Chris J. Knutsen developed a new idea, different from his harp guitars: Hawaiian style lap steel guitars that were played with a slide. These were swept-up in Hawaii and presented to the American public in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in A new market and style of playing swept the nation. The first non-American Ragtime sheet music appears in London, England. English musician Vic Filmer begins playing Rags.
American black music begins to gain appeal in Europe. The Fox Trot dance craze begins. Ragtime was so popular that it eventually replaced the ballad as Tin Pan Alleys most marketable product. In January, radio pioneer Lee De Forest experimented with radio by broadcasting two live performances from the stage of the New York Metropolitan Opera with an erratic signal, that could reportedly be heard as far away as Newark, New Jersey.
Music Radio was born. March 25th: Jewish and Italian immigrant women were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. They were locked in to prevent them from leaving work early. The first traffic lines were painted on a road by hand near Trenton, Michigan. The sinking resulted in the deaths of over 1, people, making it one of the most costly in terms of lives peacetime maritime disasters in history.
Classic Blues singer Bessie Smith begins work as a dancer in a vaudeville show. Louis Armstrong forms a vocal quartet with some of his boyhood friends in New Orleans. The stride pianists are still playing Ragtime as the New Orleans players did a generation before.
So we will see an interesting evolution in their playing over the next few years that parallels the beginning of Jazz in New Orleans.
British musician Vic Filmer brings Ragtime to Paris. An exhibition of avant-garde post-impressionist works was viewed at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.
The works included Gauguin, Picasso, Duchamp, and others. The public was generally confused. World War I begins on July 28th. There is a major impetus around this time for the Europeanization of the Blues. Up until now the Blues form varied between Eventually, a 12 bar form based on the chord progression what we know as the Blues today will become standard.
This occurred for three reasons: 1 appealed to whites, 2 solved problems understanding, playing and notating the Blues 3 established harmonies and a form for band members to work with.
RCA offers to record Freddie Keppard. He turns them down and misses the chance to be the first Jazz performer to record because he is afraid that his style will be copied. Storyville was shut down during World War I, sending the Jazz musicians up the Mississippi River in search of employment. The first traffic light in the nation was installed in Cleveland Ohio on August 5th. Epaminondas Strathopoulo takes charge of Epiphone — the House of Strathopoulo.
Thomas A. Watson, come here, I want you. He was in San Francisco to inaugurate the first transcontinental telephone service.
He will work with Tony Jackson and then Freddie Keppard there. Martin uke production takes off as the ukulele boom begins. Martin also begins to design and build for Oliver Ditson Co. The first classical guitar performance in a Concert Hall.
Andres Segovia performs at Ateneo in Madrid. Before this, no one believed that the guitar had enough volume for a concert venue. Many black bands of the time were probably producing far more authentic and better music. Never the less, the Jazz Age begins. Trumpeter Freddie Keppard had refused the chance to make the first Jazz record because he feared that his style would be copied. It can be thought of as an impressionistic view of these forms, just as Impressionistic painting gives a novel view of what we normally see.
World War I ends on November 11th. On August 21st, at am, Orville H. Gibson died of a disease diagnosed as chronic endocarditis. In this year, 70 blacks are killed by KKK mobs.
More than ten of these are soldiers still in uniform. James Reese Europe and his band known as the th U. They have words because Wright thinks that Europe is treating him unfairly. Europe bleeds to death. Innovative guitarist Charlie Christian is born in Dallas, Texas. His father is a blind guitarist. The 18th Amendment was ratified on January 29th,having been approved by 36 states, and went into effect as Federal law on January 29th, In many respects, prohibition had the opposite of its intended effect.
For example, before prohibition, few, if any women drank in bars. However, women were very likely to drink in speakeasies. Prohibition indirectly helped the cause and image of Jazz. This kicks off the Classic Blues craze of the s. Over forty prominent New Orleans Jazzmen have moved to Chicago.
Somebody discovers that the New York brownstone basement being narrow and running from the main street to back alley is well suited to use as a speakeasy.
In time, the cellars of New York City will become riddled with speakeasies providing numerous opportunities for Jazz musicians. The cabaret business begins in New York. This will eventually be the cause of the shift of Jazz from Chicago to New York. This year marks the beginning of an age of great interest in black arts and music Jazz. The young future Bop players are Sure Thing - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell born.
They will be raised in an era that will allow them to rebel. Thus, Bop will begin in about twenty years. James P.
At any rate, Johnson becomes the pioneer of stride piano with these recordings. Paul Whiteman controls twenty-eight bands on the east coast. The spring-wound talking machine with pre-electrical, no-fidelity sound was established and probably the most popular of the home entertainment devices; the best selling makes were the Victrola and the Graphanola.
He helps redesign and refine the Gibson carved archtop instruments to help increase lagging sales. His designs have become the standards to which all other carved instruments strive. He developed the F series mandolins and the L series guitars including the Gibson F-5 mandolin and the Gibson L-5 guitar that has become the most sought after collection instruments of the century. Ironically, his work was ahead of its time and was not immediately understood or appreciated.
Gibson sales did not immediately rise. Comedian Ed Wynn is responsible for creating the first studio audience when he refuses to perform without an audience watching.
Lloyd Loar began working on experimental electrostatic pickups at Gibson as a means to amplify the guitar and make it louder and more suitable as a competitor to the banjo for rhythm and increase its potential as a solo instrument.
Ellington makes his first recording on a cylinder — acoustic recording still most used. A Theater Owners Booking Association circuit for almost a quarter-century.
Harmony became the largest producer of musical instruments in the US with overunits. This is the band that will be the model for the swing bands of the next decade. This paved the way for more modern forms of Jazz. Charlie Parker as a child growing up in K. Lloyd Loar leaves Gibson Musical Instruments to start his own company. Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin, was performed for the first time.
Gershwin was the piano soloist accompanied by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. The National Life and Accident Insurance Company in Nashville, Tennessee, installed a radio station on the 5th floor of their downtown Nashville office building. Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded over eighty blues tunes between and and was generally responsible for the surge of popularity in the country blues in this period.
One of their discoveries was Blind Blake, a swinging, sophisticated guitarist whose warm relaxed voice was a far cry from harsh country blues. Charlie Poole developed a three-fingered banjo playing technique after a baseball accident injured his right hand.
This technique influenced many banjo players and would later be perfected by Earl Scruggs. In July, Tennessee legislators made it unlawful to teach anything but creationism. John Scopes, a high school teacher in Dayton, decided to test the law. Henry Ford introduced the 8-hour workday and the 5-day workweek. This was in reaction to the depressed auto industry. Other industrialists were afraid of the precedent but the AFL welcomed the move as a means of controlling overproduction and reducing unemployment.
Charles A. Lindbergh flies a Ryan monoplane — named Spirit of St. Louis — on the first solo transatlantic flight and first non-stop fixed-wing aircraft flight between America and mainland Europe on May 20th — May 21st.
The flight was 3, nautical miles 6, kmfrom Long Island to Paris, in The flight was timed by the Longines watch company. Americans will buy more than , phonograph records during this year. He is now setting whole phrases ahead of or behind the beat, not just pulling single notes.
This will set the stage for Swing. Armstrong is now a star and because of him, New Orleans style ensemble playing is disappearing and is being replaced by Chicago and New York-style solos.
In short, Jazz is becoming a soloist art primarily because of Armstrong. Bing Crosby joins the Paul Whiteman band. They took the names of everybody that was caught with alcohol.
They had already closed a number of the South Side black-and-tans. Chicago would soon fall as the Jazz capital. John Dopyera invented the resonator guitar in an effort to increase the volume of the 6 stringed instruments to better compete with banjos for the rhythm sections of bands. The partnership only lasted until Sixty years later, we are still exhilarated by this performance.
He even delves into the reasons that, as controversial as he was when he arrived on the scene, Ornette proved to be more famous and infamous than Cecil Taylor or Sun Ra.
From AcousticGuitar. Harry Lim, a Javanese jazz lover who came to America infirst produced jam sessions in Chicago and New York and then founded Keynote Records, a premier small jazz label. Wynton Marsalis, Harvey Cohen and Ellington himself shed light on this important piece. The quartet of Josh Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade, all rising stars at the time, first came together in and stayed together for another 6 years. Gary Fukushima at DownBeat delves into their history, recording reunion and the planned tour that was postponed by the pandemic.
His solos were consistently exciting and he had an innovative approach of his own from virtually the start of his career. With his dazzling technique and constant delight at playing the unpredictable even on familiar songs, Hines was always a joy to hear.
Randy Weston was a jazz giant in every regards. His compositions are varied and appealing. His pianistic ability used Basie and Ellington as a foundation for his singular, all-encompassing style. He was also one of the most patient and compassionate humans to walk the earth. The blocks were only made in the state of Washington and Rudy paid the railroad charges to bring thousands of them to his New Jersey property.
The Quintet mix the virtuoso velocity of be-bop with bluesy, earthy attitude and phraseology. George Duning, a Down Beat reporter and quite possibly the man with the same name who later became an Oscar winning conductor, gives the reader an idea of what it was like to see and hear Art Tatum ina breakthrough year for the musician who was taking the jazz world by storm and leaving mouths wide open and jaws dropping. Beyond his incredibly dry wit, he was always a straight shooter with his opinions.
His comments on Trane and Bird here are intriguing. Benny Carter, 30 years old and just back after three years in Europe, announced his return to his native country with brilliant writing and Volume 2 (Vinyl.
Flying Home History of this Jazz Classic by Scott Yanow It was a fairly simple swing tune that in a classic three-minute recording by Lionel Hampton virtually gave birth to rhythm and blues. That mere mortals can achieve this level still amazes me. Dave is well known as one of the great storytellers, but Richie has always been his equal and steps in on this in-depth conversation.
Bob Blumenthal provides an in-depth look at the special relationship and extraordinary music they produced. Includes the momentous discovery by the Library of Congress and analysis of the full Carnegie Hall concert. I would talk to Monk about musical problems, and he would sit at the piano and show me the answers just by playing them.
I could watch him play and find out the things that I wanted to know. NYC, October 25, His life and his music remain mysterious and otherworldly. Before the world went into lockdown, few musicians could match the Christian McBride for the sheer range and ferocity of his activity.
Adam Shatz has researched and written a brilliant essay on the life and music of Julius Hemphill, an extraordinary composer and alto saxophonist who never really attained the level of acceptance that he so richly deserved.
Read from the New York Review of Books…. It is based on I Got Rhythm a composition that he had already long used as a showcase. Here we get a glimmer of what John Hammond was referring to when he wrote:. Unfortunately, they make one bizarre assumption that the catalog number of its first release in BST was assigned in when Lee Morgan was killed. Actually we assigned the number in when we were still able to carry on the BST series in releases. Read and listen from London Jazz Collector….
By Michael Cuscuna Although he had only three years on the national jazz scene before his tragic death in an automobile accident in June,Clifford Brown managed to cast a large presence as a trumpeter and composer.
Much like Benny Golson, he had an enormous melodic Sure Thing - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell and structural sense. Most of the tunes that he introduced during his all too short recording career have become jazz standards. By Bob Blumenthal While Thelonious Monk had not brought a working band into a recording studio sincehis current quartet of Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop on drums had been together for two years, including a European concert tour.
Mosaic Records is an American jazz record company and label established in by Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie. It produces limited-edition box sets that are available only by mail. Hit enter to search or ESC to close. Please sign up for our free jazz newsletter and check back for new postings! Lennie Tristano Upcoming Release. George Wein. Benny Goodman DownBeat Interview. Mosaic Records Open House. Ahmad Jamal.
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Duke Ellington. Gottlieb Library of Congress. Django Reinhardt. Artie Shaw. Woody Herman. Wayne Shorter Quartet — Masqualero. Don Byas Returns Documentary.
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