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.
The use of chromatic notes adds to the mood created by the minor blues chord progression. In Boplicity the blues influences are less strong although chromatic passages are still used throughout for example in Davis’ chromatic semiquaver passage during the trumpet solo. Another technique of improvisation used within the set works is Enclosure. This is where the soloist sets up the target pitch by playing a semitone above the target note, followed by a semitone below before finally resolving in the target pitch. For example in bar 27 of the trumpet solo in Hotter Than That Armstrong plays an Ab followed by an F# before landing on the G, which is the 5th of the chord on the first beat of bar 28.
Bach wrote many Bourrees in his time as well as other composers such as Handel. The piece is in 4/4 and has 2 upbeat quavers for each phrase and a two quaver followed by a crotchet rhythm throughout the movement. Occasionally a phrase ends with a dotted minim. This is in bars 9, 14, 18 and 26 at the end. There are two parts to the piece which are the treble and bass of the piece.
Sostenuto and sotto voce are also used to convey the poetic mood. The piece is played a la cantabile (in a singing style). Structure This piece is loosely in ternary form (ABA) and falls into 3 quite unbalanced sections; A (bars 1-27) in the key of D flat major, B(bars 28-75) in the key of C sharp major, repeated section A (bars 75-81) in the key of D flat major, and the Codetta (bars 81-99) in the key of D flat major. This piece is unusually structured for a
As good old Mr. Sinatra said, “If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere.” Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Sicilian immigrants who moved to the states to make a better life for their family. At a young age Sinatra loved music and was influenced by many of the artist of his time such as Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday. As a teenager, he dropped out of high school and began to sing at local night clubs. Radio exposure brought him to the attention of bandleader Harry James, with whom Sinatra made his first recordings, including "All or Nothing at All."
John Coltrane, born 23 September 1926 in a small town in North Carolina, was a dedicated and talented jazz musician. Apart from playing musical instruments and composing new tunes, John served his country by performing in the U. S. Navy Band during WWII. After the war, he became a popular tenor saxophonist. It was his involvement with Jimmy Heath when his passion for experimentation grew, which then lead to performances with Miles Davis, which, in his opinion, was the time when he evolved the most. In 1967, at the age of 41, he was diagnosed with a liver disease and died thereof soon after.
Jazz Band II 18 October 2013 Mike Vax: BigBandJazz.net Mike Vax is an outstanding trumpeter who specializes in Jazz studies. On his album “BigBandJazz.net” he plays in a Ferguson-esque manor, not in terms of range, but style—playing over the band as the featured soloist. The first track on this album is “Royal Rendezous”, a Mike Vax original, which is a nice and mellow swing chart featuring tenor Scott Peterson and trumpeter Mike Olmos on the solos. I really enjoy this song because it contrasts in balance and dynamics. For example, the song at times changes from a quiet saxophone soli, to a loud shout chorus, to a uniquely created improvised solo.
Chopin uses ternary structure in the Raindrop prelude, which is a typical structure in Romantic music. It consists of the first section to the second section then back to the first section. Section A starts from bar 1 to bar 27 and section B is from bar 28 to bar 75, showing that section A is shorter. In section A, the melody is long and heard several times, while in section B, a new melody is heard mainly in the bass. The melody is played in the right hand in section A and moves to the left in section B.
The bassoon and the double bass are both concert pitch instruments, meaning that they are pitched in C. Nonetheless, the tuba is also pitched in C along with F, E flat, and BB flat. However, the bassoon is not pitched an octave lower, but a contrabassoon is, just like some tubas and double basses. The bassoon can go into the tenor range while the bass and the tuba are always in the bass clef. Due to their range, these instruments are usually playing longer notes
He came up with a genius idea that used only a single reed and was constructed from metal that had a conical bore and which over blew on the octave. It would have the projection of a bass instrument but with the mobility of a woodwind. Adolphe Sax combined the single reed mouthpiece similar to a clarinet, a conical brass body like an ophicleide (his own invention prior to this work) and would then include the acoustic ability of the flute to create what we now call the C bass saxophone. On June 28 1846 Sax received a 15-year patent for 14 versions of his design, these where split into two different categories of seven instruments each, these ranged from sopranino to contrabass. When Adolphe’s patent expired in 1886, countless saxophonists and instrument makers started making changes to the Saxophone.