I was drawn to this concert for two main reasons. First being that I am a fan of Nobuo Uemtasu’s work, and his modernized take on music with a classic sound, and second that the songs provided a background for the game they were made for. The game series of games entitled “Final Fantasy” are all story centric and the music does just as good of a job telling the story as the writing does, crossing the concert into theatre through the recorded animations onscreen during the concert. There are multiple plots as it covers different additions to the series, however the songs played the day I went focused on the eight of the series. The plot involves a young man sheltered by society thrown into the hands of fate, being led to throw down an empress consumed by power, all set in a fantasy world of love, betrayal, and magic.
One of Jazz's greatest weapons for success is improvization. Improvization is the act of composing and playing at the same time (such as freestlying). This technique gave the soloist the chance to portray his/her inner emotion with chosen instrument, As microscoptic as the ideal sounds thr affect on listeners was tremendious. Listeners were now able to relate to the muscians that they admired. Improvization was so original that the musicains that mastered the technique were classafied as there own genre.
Thelonious Monk Competition 2012 Winners of the Thelonious Monk Competition Announced By NATE CHINEN WASHINGTON –Jamison Ross took first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, awarded at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night. Mr. Ross, 24, from Jacksonville, Fla., brought a relaxed but commanding sense of swing to his performance with a competition house band, consisting of the saxophonist Jon Gordon, the pianist Geoffrey Keezer and the bassist Rodney Whitaker. His victory reinforces perceptions of the Monk Competition as a proving ground for artists already active professionally. He can be heard on tour with the jazz singer Carmen Lundy, and he works regularly with the saxophonist Wess Anderson. This year’s other two finalists came with their own notable credentials.
However, under the guidance and the Buena Vista Club album project of Juan de Marcos Gonzalez and Ry Coder, these veteran Cuban musicians were able to bring their music to the world and have it remembered by many people. The Buena Vista Social Club film also contributed to the spread of the Afro-Cuban music from these veteran musicians by giving a brief history of the musicians and showing their performances. The focus of this paper will be on one of the performances shown in the film, the song “Chan Chan” to be specific. “Chan Chan” is the first song to be performed in the film (5:10-9:04) after the film’s introduction. This song is performed in Le Carre, Amsterdam on the eleventh and twelfth of April of 1998.
Sonny is captivated by Charles Parker, Who is a famous Jazz musician. For Sonny his music has helped him stay free from drowning in his suffering. There have been studies that have shown that music with specific notes enhances activity in the frontal areas of the brain. This has been found to be a form of therapy for depression. If you open up your mind and absorb the melody, lyrics and rhythm of music.
My response is its art for the ears how can you not appreciate the many different styles and forms of music to deny one is just being closed minded to the beauty and the heart that went into the song or music. I may not like the style or agree with every artist views but I feel the need to at least give everyone’s music a try, never know what can happen. A new band or artist can become one of your favorites. The love that I have for music has surprised many of my close friends and family. They sometimes laugh at me for knowing certain songs that they would never expect for me to like.
In fact, in the case of many successful jazz players, it is just the beginning. Bassist Neils-Henning Orsted Pederson has cited J.S. Bach as a primary influence on his playing and has even performed the “Minuet II” from his Suite for Cello Solo live in concert.  Pianist Herbie Hancock claims to have fused the contrapuntal practices of Mozart and Bach into his improvisation.  Many
The musician that caught my eye was the saxophonist. He put on a show for the audience and really left you up beat and ready to dance. The key board and drummer were somewhat to themselves, but they all contributed to the overall sound of the band. I got most in to the song “Sway” because it was one that I knew and I could really feel the beat and it definitely had my head nodding. The cultural aspect of the band was just as I imagined.
John Coltrane – Who is he (Analysis) John Coltrane was born in September 23rd, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina and died in July 17th in Huntington, New York at the young age of 40. He was called a revolutionary saxophonist. He also helped pioneer the genre modal jazz along side the great, Miles Davis. Early in his career, he would play in two genres, which is bebop and hard bop. He grabbed hold of a saxophone at the age of 13 and shows great talent.
Jim and Anne Curry are also composers in their own right and played several of Jim’s personal compositions. The music was usually played in dynamics which suited the venue but in the theme of John Denver’s quiet, mellow genre. The instrumentation was that of lead singers in the front of the band’s rhythm section of keyboards, drums, and bass, the melodies played and sung near the front of the stage. Several flute and keyboard solos were featured as well as Anne on the mandolin. The instrumentation relates to our class discussions as a typical American ensemble with accompaniment behind the lead performers.