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  • Celebrating the Triumph of Charlie Parker Essay

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    Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charles and Addie Parker. Charlie led a lonely childhood which resulted from his parents separation in 1927 when Charlie was just 7 years old. His father was never around much following the separation. Their house however was just a short walk from Kansas City's entertainment district which attracted Charlie while growing up. This was to be where Charlie would find his place in the world. While Charlie's

  • How Did Charlie Parker Contribute To Music

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    made tremendous impacts on the music today, Charlie Parker being one of them. Charlie Parker was a phenomenal Jazz musician who made a huge impact on jazz music as it advanced throughout the ages. Just as any other musician, they had to start somewhere in order to become the prodigious artist. Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920. His father, was an African- American stage performer (Charles Parker), and his mother (Addie Parker) was a maid-charwoman with a Native-American

  • Swing Music And The Popularity Of Swing Music

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    player, a guitarist, and a drummer. During the 1930s, swing came to symbolize joy and ease, the weight of which was reflected in Duke Ellington’s piece, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” Behop Jazz 1940s’ Charlie Parker (1920-55) Dizzy Gillespie (1917-93) Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo

  • Bebop Research Papaer Essay

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    Bebop music was the next evolutionary change of Jazz music that succeeded swing music. This paper’s aim is look at musicians who impacted this era, exploring more in depth Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. In the early 1940’s, the swing bands began to all sound the same as well as work along predictable chord changes.1 The music was now not used for dancing. Some people believed that this would let the music go away from the elite social groups, and now be for everybody. Also just because

  • Dizzy Gillespie Essay

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    been a real yawner without notable Dizzy Gillespie tracks and stunning collaborations with top artists from the time period. He played alongside great musicians like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach and Coleman

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Bird '

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    On August 29th, 1920, Charlie “YardBird” Parker landed in this world and 34 years later he flew away. Within those 34 years, music was eternally influenced by Bird, and this influence continues to be celebrated all around the world. In 1988, Clint Eastwood and Joel Oliansky worked together to create a documentary titled “Bird” based on Charlie Parker’s life. There are many story telling techniques used within this film that aid in making it an extremely brilliant motion picture. “Bird” is very accurate

  • The Music Of Jazz Music Essay

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    Ever since Jelly Roll Morton revolutionised jazz music in the early 1920’s, Piano has played a vital role in the development of Jazz music with greats such as Duke Ellington influencing jazz from the start of the swing era (Gioia, 2011). Jazz Pianists were often on the forefront of the ongoing development of jazz music. However, when the bebop era dawned, piano seemed to move into the background, with people like John Coltrane and Miles Davis leading the charge. However, this did not mean the piano

  • Bebop : The Influence Of Swing Music And Swing Music

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    oblivious. Bebop does not have the same meaning as swing and it is evolutionary in terms of sounds. Bebop is a style of modern jazz pioneered in the mid-1940’s. It has become the basis for most contemporary jazz. Music associated particularly with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Swing is the jazz from 1935 to 1945 usually known as the swing era. Swing is the feeling created by rhythmic contrast within a rhythmic framework usually involving a walking bass and steady rhythm on the

  • J.b. Johnson : His Instrument, The Trombone

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    J.J. Johnson transformed the way his instrument, the trombone, was played. He was born on January 22, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN and died in February 4, 2001, Indianapolis, IN. J.J. Johnson, with his new execution and imagination, was the musician who brought bebop into the trombone. However, after battling cancer and a muscular-skeletal disorder, J.J. Johnson passed away, leaving behind a legacy of groundbreaking work that he had done accomplished with the trombone. When J.J. Johnson was 11 years

  • Dizzy Gelespie (John Birks Gillespie) Essay

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    The people of today, raised by the sounds of The Beatles and Pearl Jam have forgotten all about the musicians that paved the way for these artists, and the musical styles that evolved into rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rap or hip hop. Unfortunately the music that once dominated the night clubs, restaurants, and radio stations is now heard only in elevators or when we go to a grandparents house to visit. What is left of jazz are small portions of the music that people take and sample with in

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