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Jazz Changes

Martin Williams

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This collection of record notes, interviews, portraits, and reviews recalls the Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Dial Record sessions, Langston Hughes reading poetry to the sound of jazz, and Thelonius ... More


Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Thomas Owens

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering, bebop has become, this book states, “the lingua franca of jazz, ... More


Youth

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes Charlie Parker’s early years as a musician. Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, during the time when jazz music was successfully gaining popularity in ... More


Concert Treasures

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Popular

By the 1920s, jazz music was being recorded more or less regularly. And if those who heard the past legendary musicians claim that the records by Fletcher Henderson or King Oliver or Bix Beiderbecke ... More


Alto Saxophonists

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on those “children” whose musical resemblances to their “father” are easiest to assess, the alto saxophonists. Edward “Sonny” Stitt was among the first of these “children.” Miles ... More


Dial Days: A Conversation with Ross Russell

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ross Russell was an American jazz producer and writer, as well as the founder of Dial Records. After World War II finished, he opened Tempo Music Shop, his own jazz record store, in Hollywood. He ... More


Spontaneity and organisation

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the relevance of the art world perspective to an understanding of jazz improvisation. It draws on Paul Berliner's authoritative research, and uses the career of Charlie Parker ... More


The Parker Style

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Charlie Parker dominated early bebop in the 1940s. His mastery of the new musical idiom was complete, and his style had a self-contained logic beyond that of any of his contemporaries. Parker was a ... More


Tenor Saxophonists

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1940s and 1950s, bebop alto saxophonists could have been listed as “Charlie Parker and others,” but tenor saxophonists had no comparable single influence. Instead, most tenor players drew ... More


Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Nick Catalano

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Although he died in a tragic car accident at the age of twenty-five, Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz, a trumpet player who ranks with ... More


Collected Bird

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Popular

The title of the collected Ko-Ko date on a new Savoy LP is simply “Charlie Parker” but the music represents, of course, the way it should be done. John Mehegan's terse notes were excellent. He began ... More


Three Ways of Looking at a Yardbird: Charlie Parker and the Theorization of Jazz Improvisation in the Work of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka

in The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates how Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka used Charlie “Bird” Parker as a sign of Negro complexity and a symbolic guide through the contingent ... More


Appren Ticeship

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the musicians that greatly influenced the career of Charlie Parker. Charlie took a job at the popular hangout place Jimmy’s Chicken Shack where he met Art Tatum, a pianist who ... More


Bird Lives

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the career of Charlie Parker after recovering from his heart disease. During his homecoming, Parker was stalked by amateur recording companies who offered to record his solo ... More


Hip Sensibility in an Age of Mass Counterculture

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 4 considers the hip sensibility as it enjoyed its breakout success in the 1960s. While chapter 2 considers the early Cold War style of hip intellectualism—ironic, skeptical, literary, ... More


All Men and Flo: Struggling to Survive as an Attorney, 1948–1960

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s law school training and early career as an attorney in New York City. As a black woman, Kennedy did not fit neatly within a legal system in which the most visible ... More


Bird Lives!

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the funeral of Charlie Parker, also known as “Yardbird” or “Bird”, an American jazz saxophonist and composer considered as a leading figure for the development of bebop—a form ... More


Portrait of the Artist as a Major Player: From Pale Rider to Bird

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Clint Eastwood's films in the 1980s. Pale Rider (1985) follows a gunfighter known only as the Preacher as he rides into a California mining camp besieged by an avaricious ... More


“God Moves in a Mysterious Way”: The Lining OutȔRing Shout Continuum beyond Church Walls

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

While the primary focus of this book is black Baptist ritual, its general significance extends to non-church forms and contexts that developed in the generations immediately following the ascendancy ... More


On to Philadelphia

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the time Clifford Brown was an upperclassman at Howard High, his musical pace had become frenetic. When not at school or with all of the bands and groups, he led jam sessions at 1013 Poplar ... More


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