Quem sempre foi muito fã de música e tem consigo alguns apegos e conhecimentos acerca do assunto, dificilmente vai gozar do prazer que sinto ao ouvir algo absolutamente desconhecido, em contextos absurdamente aleatórios e com uma variabilidade imensa.
The best album ever made by Duke Ellington—which is to say, one of the best albums in jazz—is also one of his least-known. It attracted scant attention upon its release, in 1951, and no particular acclaim when reissued on CD in 2004, after decades in out-of-print limbo.
You've built the bookshelf, covered it with great books, but it needs a little something more. Some classic records perhaps? Why not treat yourself to this essential guide to the greatest collection of jazz albums in the history of recorded time – bar none?
Something is puzzling on Facebook. Early last year, soon after Facebook instituted a feature that let people subscribe to others’ feeds without being friends, I quickly amassed a healthy “subscriber” list of about 25,000 people.
The composer Billy Strayhorn spent almost all of his adult life in the professional company of Duke Ellington, operating as a crucial but seldom visible creative partner whose own greatness has finally emerged only in the past two decades — long after his death in 1967 at age 51.
Like so many of the classic Manhattan love stories, this one involves real estate, and a Broadway tune. Those are the twin passions of Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, who grew up a dozen miles apart on Long Island, both immersed in the music of an older generation.
For such a quaint shop that hasn’t advertised their headphones since 1964, Grado Headphones is a total powerhouse. Hypebeast took a tour to find out the story behind Grado and it’s fascinating to see how these old school makers of headphones compete with the excessive beaten industry of today.
In 1953, shortly after he had turned twenty-one, Charles Mingus seized the opportunity of a lifetime and joined the orchestra of his idol and inspiration, Duke Ellington.
The fruitful collaboration between Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington is widely known to have brought us such classics as "Take The 'A' Train," "Chelsea Bridge" and "Isfahan." But behind the music, Strayhorn's life and identity were complex.
Available on iTunes : http://smarturl.it/pianobarSUBSCRIBE HERE : http://bit.ly/10VoH4l Tracklisting belowwith the participation of http://www.classicandjazz.net/ 01 - 00:00 - Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles02 - 03:38 - At Last - Etta James03 - 06:38 - My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone04 -
From Alan Turing to Susan Sontag, by way of a lost cat, a fierce Victorian lady-journalist, and some very odd creative habits. It’s that time of year again, the time for those highly subjective, grossly non-exhaustive, yet inevitable and invariably fun best-of reading lists.
We’re moving back in time, before the mp3 player and the CD. We’re going back to the analog age, a moment when the shellac (and later vinyl) record reigned supreme. The month is June 1937. And the short film you’re watching is “Record Making with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.
In 1938, Ella Fitzgerald sang her first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," for a national audience on CBS Radio.
On a sunny July morning in 1966, two of the 20th century’s greatest artists–Duke Ellington and Joan Miró–met in the medieval village of St. Paul de Vence in the south of France.
It’s not every day that the President of the United States drops a mix tape, but when it happens, we listen. This week’s featured playlist comes from the highest office in the nation directly to give your summer the perfect soundtrack. Technically, the President released two playlists.
If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. You can donate to
Murray (1916-2013) took his share of shots in “The Omni-Americans.” He skewered social scientists for pathologizing black life in what he called “this great hit-and-miss republic.
Subtle Bodies “Surely the only considerable American novelist who has never yet written about America,” the critic James Wood said about his friend Norman Rush, and as if responding to a dare, Rush has set his fourth novel not in Botswana but in the Catskills, up the Hudson River into another
What do Beethoven, David Bowie, Green Day, Mozart, *NSYNC, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, The Supremes, Rihanna, and many others all have in common? The Andalusian Cadence! Also known as the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord--sometimes written as i-bVII
This documentary made by BBC goes through the history of Jazz/Swing music. From the early start in the beginning of the 20th century through the big band era up to Frank Sinatra and the Swing revival taking place since the 80s.
In 1963, Duke Ellington and his orchestra participated in a State Department "jazz diplomacy" tour of the Middle East. Inspired by the experience, Ellington and composer Billy Strayhorn wrote a collection of songs called The Far East Suite.
In today’s culture of hyperbole, born of desperate attempts to be noticed amid the Niagara of Internet and other outpourings, the label “genius” is affixed promiscuously to evanescent popular entertainers, fungible corporate chief executives and other perishable phenomena.
Classical tune 'In a sentimental mood' performed by outstanding Duke Ellington and John Coltrane (1962)
Routine work can eventually be broken down into individual, repetitive, and ultimately unchallenging tasks. Creative work requires harnessing the knowledge and thinking abilities of many people with different and highly specialized skills, in other words, professionals.
Gene Norman, a music promoter, nightclub owner and record producer who helped bring some of the most renowned jazz artists of midcentury to the West Coast and, through his independent record label, to the world, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93.
Robert F. Smith, the private equity titan who was named the richest African-American man by Forbes last year after making a fortune in software, also has a quirky musical side. He owns one of Elton John’s old pianos.
Many of the obituaries for Nat Hentoff, the writer and critic who died Saturday at 91, are focusing as much, if not more, on his political writing as on his work as a jazz critic—an imbalance that seems to relative importance of jazz and politics in contemporary culture more than it does Hent
This is Ira Lindsay, a high school student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. And DEVOTED best friend to classmate Shane Royster. Last week, that BFF devotion was captured and showcased to the world.
There comes a point in every national election year when I reach total saturation and have to tune it all out to stay sane—the nonstop streams of vitriol, the spectacles of electoral dysfunction, the ads, the ads, the ads. I’m sure I’m not alone in this.
Writer Ben Yagoda has set out to explain a shift in American popular culture, one that happened in the early 1950s. Before then, songwriters like Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern wrote popular songs that achieved a notable artistry, both in lyrics and music.
This is what happened when 2 guys with horns made a spontaneous decision to set up and play the Star Wars theme in front of John Williams' house on 7/11/2016! With the high part played by 13 yr. old trumpeter, Bryce Hayashi, and the lower flugelhorn part played by Michael Miller ("Mickle"), John Wi
“When they study our civilization two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the Constitution, baseball and jazz music. They’re the three most beautiful things Americans have ever created.” — Gerald Early talking to Ken Burns.
The Very Best of Jazz - 50 Unforgettable TracksDowload it on iTunes : http://smarturl.it/verybestofjazz5000:00:00 - Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack 00:01:58 - Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin 00:05:42 - Nat King Cole - Unforgettable 00:08:55 - Louis Prima - Just a Gigolo 00:13:40 - Nina Si
The section of Upper Manhattan known as Sugar Hill, poised on a bluff overlooking the Harlem Plain and distinguished by graceful rowhouses and elegant apartment buildings, achieved renown in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was home to prominent African-Amer
Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and on Broadway—with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Although she danced in numerous mov
Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they can make a connection with the music as it exists in the present day.
In September of 1935 Paramount Pictures released a nine-minute movie remarkable in several ways. Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life is one of the earliest cinematic explorations of African-American culture for a mass audience.
Nina Simone sings "My Baby Just Cares For Me" and other Jazz & Blues hits. An outstanding moment with Nina Simone, featuring some of her best work.The sound has been digitally re-mastered to produce probably the finest sound quality ever!http://amzn.to/1fBelqRhttp://bit.ly/1d4DlfMhttp://bit.ly/PG2V0
Photographer Jim Marshall is known for iconic images of 60s rock stars. But his first great portraits were of the giants of jazz, captured on the eve of the civil rights era
Miles Davis always had plenty to say about himself, his music and music in general, and especially jazz. Unlike many others it was almost always worth hearing… • A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m stil doing it.
The "Eternal Sunshine" director goes home to make this endlessly inventive, jazz-infused (and tragic) love story In the decade since Michel Gondry teamed up with Charlie Kaufman to make “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — one of the most beloved films of our young century — the Fren
For many people jazz is an acquired taste. Like your first sip of beer or coffee growing up, jazz may not immediately suit your tastes. But after awhile you start to savor the richness of the rhythms, the textures, the dissonance and the gracefulness that is jazz.
I have compiled 21 of my favorite quotes to remember when times are tough. Sometimes we need a few reminders that we aren’t the only ones who have gone through hard times, that no ones an exception and that we can get through it with a little bit of positive thinking, hope and hard work.
Is genius a mosaic of “magpielike borrowings”? It has been said that everything is a remix. Even Mark Twain maintained that “all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources.
Classical music and jazz have had a long and interesting relationship, with musicians being inspired to combine elements from both genres. Among other things, this has led to the creation of entirely new sounds, as well as interpretations of pieces originally written by classical composers.
Frank Sinatra - Christmas Songs (full album)Download here: http://smarturl.it/Christmas5000:00:00 - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!00:02:36 - The First Noël00:05:21 - Winter Wonderland00:06:44 - Jingle Bells00:09:22 - Ave Maria00:12:47 - I'll Be Home for Christmas00:16:00 - O Little Town of
The cumbersome and often unwieldy baritone saxophone has long been relegated to the position of a shadowy stepchild to its more grandiloquent brothers, the tenor and alto saxophones, in jazz music.
The Best Of - Miles DAVIS [Tracklisting]01 - 00:00 - So What02 - 09:21 - Ascenseur pour l'échaffaud03 - 12:04 - Summertime04 - 15:22 - Blue in Green05 - 21:01 - Bird of Paradise06 - 24:21 - Boplicity07 - 27:14 - Embreacable You08 - 31:03 - Flamenco Scetches09 - 40:29 - Freddie Freeloader10 - 50:09
This was recorded off ABC-TV in Australia in the eighties - they had a "jazz weekend" with various ABC celebrities of the time introducing different shows. This concert is curious - no audience, although Duke presents the pieces as if there is. Beautiful playing though.
UPDATED: You can now hear this essay read by the actress Constance Wu in Modern Love: The Podcast. Look for the “play” button below or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Music. WHEN Miles and I decided to live together, I asked him if his mother, Terry, would be upset.
Ever since the earliest days of jazz music, the pairing of piano and voice has frequently attained a deeply personal level of communication. It's evident in the distinct chemistry between two rising stars of their instruments: pianist Sullivan Fortner and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.
The Harlem Renaissance lives in the form of Alice Barker, a soft spoken lady who just last week received a belated Happy 103rd Birthday card from the Obamas. That’s her on the right in the first clip, below. She’s in the back right at the 2:07 mark.
Basic introduction narrated by Cannonball Adderley. Featuring Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller,Thelonious Monk etc.
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