His music put the mind at ease and allows ones memory to be receptive to what is being read. One can hear the piano, violins, harp and the oboe. Mozart music is easy on the ear and beautiful. I enjoy listening to the Best of Mozart, because it is not to dramatic and the tone is so intense. His music flows easily and one could glide across the room so smoothly.
Kammeron Brown HUM2525 Class: M W 5:30 Pro. Robert Fleischmann The artist I choose is Kenny G Kenneth Bruce Gorelick was born June 5, 1956, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is a Grammy winning American, adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. first came into contact with a saxophone when he heard someone performing with one on The Ed Sullivan Show.He started playing the saxophone in 1966 when he was 10 years old I would say he is a child prodigy. He learned how to play under the direction of local trumpeter Gerald Pfizer and by practicing along with records, trying to emulate the sounds that he was hearing. His first saxophone was a Buffet Crampon alto The type of genre is a Jazz, Easy Listening music the musical forces in this song is he primarily plays the Soprano saxophone but his Secondary are the Alto saxophone,Tenor, saxophone, Flute.
I never knew that so many bands were formed during this era and that each one had very talented musicians from all walks of life. I enjoyed reading about Lester Young whose father was a minstrel-show musician. Lester Young played with Walter Page’s “Blue Devils” and “The Bennie Moten-George Lee Band”. Some of Young’s idols growing up were Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke. Lester Young joined the Fletcher Henderson orchestra to replace Coleman Hawkins but didn’t stay very long due to his lack of loud, resonant, and vibrato-laden tone that Hawkins displayed as referred to on (p.265).
It was exciting and the beat stayed in your mind. The band added vocals too which made it even more interesting. I also like how the music was organized. A theme was introduced in the beginning and then repeated at the end. It completed the circle.
A lot of the songs had a fast rhythm but there were a few slow ones such as Lover’s leap, especially during the steel drum solo that made me feel peaceful and like I could float off into dreams. I noticed a lot of Call and Response between the horns section in several of the songs such as Zona Mona and Hall of
Demonstrating this, the piece manages to achieve a thick texture despite only utilizing two instruments due to the combination of the piano’s heavy chords and the trumpet’s warmness and consistency of sound. The texture imbues the music with subtle strength, making the listener feel steady and assured. As a result of these details in texture, timbre, and harmony, the listener experiences a feeling of patriotic nostalgia washing over them as the piece draws to a
The next piece performed is Christopher Columbus. Throughout the song, there is a good low brass sound. Crisp, clean, and in tune. The Piano solo in this song is one to remember; Free and flowing, but on the beat. “How about you” featuring Rebecca Leuber was a bit sloppy.
Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience.
They deliver a powerful group of soulful, melodic tunes that will leave you with a contagious sense of optimism for the future and welcomed reminiscence for American rock ‘n’ roll. Shout It Out is a collection of finely crafted, R&B-flavored pop-rock, a homage to the music that inspired HANSON when they started out. The album produced and written exclusively by the band is augmented with special guests: Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt, who played on some of Motown’s greatest hits, and horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.
Roy Eldridge was a trumpet player, considered a link between swing and modern jazz. He varied his texture, size and vibrato on the trumpet in his tone while sometimes being clear and warn and other times begin brittle and edgy. Coleman Hawkins was in turn a saxophone player; he had a deep, husky tone. While he was not interested in developing new tone, he became popular by his chord progressions. The instruments used in swing were brass (trumpets and trombones), saxophone, and rhythm section containing piano, guitar, bass, and drums.