Early Roots lr, bradley Bullett (tb), Henry McCord (tpt), Robert Price (dms), Williams,not yet the band s featured pianist, poses with Mabel Durham, http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/ijs/mlw/roots.html
Extractions: Jazz is a spiritual music. It's the suffering that gives jazz its spiritual dimension. That's what our young jazzmen today have forgotten. Only through suffering is a true thing born. Mary Lou Williams, on her youth It must have really shaken my mother. She actually dropped me and ran out to get the neighbors to listen to me, Mary Lou Williams recalled. At no more than three or four, she had leaned over to a harmonium (a small pump organ) her mother was playing, repeating the melody she had just heard. Born Mary Alfrieda Scruggs in a shotgun house in Atlantas dirt-poor Edgewood neighborhood on May 8, 1910, Mary Lou Williams was a prodigy. Her extended family, with five-year-old Mary and her sister in tow, moved to Pittsburgh, which offered opportunities to all newcomers as America entered World War I. The introspective young girl was already looking to music to assuage her loneliness and early experiences with racism. By age eight, "the little piano girl of East Liberty," as she had become known, was regularly playing for parties, wakes, silent films, and, at least on one occasion, in a brothel. She, influenced by early records of Fats Waller and James P. Johnson, had already developed a pleasing repertoire of waltzes, marches, sentimental ballads, ragtime and light classics. She first tasted the life of a traveling musician at thirteen, when a visiting show,"Buzzin Harris and His Hits and Bits," suddenly lost its pianist. Enlisted as a successful replacement
Extractions: Imagine a colorful chronology of jazz piano, starting in 1970 and concluding in the present day. Keith Jarrett marks square one: romantic, flamboyant, self-indulgent. Flash to 2002, where young Brad Mehldau combines experimentation with the genre-defying appeal of a budding pop star. Without apparent compromise, the adventurous Mehldau, just like Keith Jarrett a generation ago, has stumbled on an audience. August 21, 2002 The Roxboro native and former Chapel Hill resident moved to New York City in 1981. Even in the Big Apple, his scrappy individualism remains; Kimbrough's fashioned a quietly remarkable career as a pianist, composer and improviser par excellence. He performs in a variety of situations, from large ensembles to solo piano, from the plush Lincoln Center to dank, smoke-tainted bars with godawful keyboards. "I try not to play bad pianos anymore," sighs Kimbrough. "If I have to apologize for the instrument, I'd prefer to sit home."
Extractions: An absurdly derivative recreation of Patsy Cline's smooth, pioneering proto-countrypolitan sound. Legendary Decca arranger Owen Bradley who produced many of Cline's biggest hits helps sculpt this album, and studio veterans such as pianist Pig Robbins and guitarist Harold Bradley refabricate the feel of the old Decca sessions. Nonetheless, this dose of old-timer authenticity doesn't compensate for Barnett lack of Cline's slick, bluesy bite and soulful delivery... When not simply mimicking Patsy's intonations, Barnett slips perilously close to approximating Linda Ronstadt's lesser efforts. Sure, the song selection is cool (not a Cline cover among the lot), but neither Barnett nor her band are speaking with an original voice, and this homage founders in comparison to the real thing. Pleasant, and easy on the ears, but kind of self-defeating.
Untitled Document She also has been the pianist in many large bands the Carnegie Hall Jazz This trio was caught brilliantly in 1996 on Live at bradley s (see below). http://www.princeton.edu/~mjjr/Rosnes.html
Extractions: "No rhythmic inflection went unexplored, harmonies within a tune kept changing,...she's a virtuoso, but a quiet one." Peter Watrous, New York Times In March of 2004, Joshua Redman's San Francisco Jazz Collective launched a repertory band with Ms. Rosnes as the pianist. The collective is designed to workshop and perform new and newly arranged compositions, and has recently released a three-CD set featuring originals and the work of Ornette Coleman. Her recordings have won many awards here and in her native Canada, where she has three "Junos" - best record of the year in Canada.As I mentioned, she has zillions of recordings, and I'll just pick a few here that I like a lot. I'll not include the DRBB disk, because I haven't heard it - it got good reviews though - and, to be honest, her most recent CD, "Life on Earth" is just a tad too world music-like for my taste: "She offers exquisite balances of delicacy and power, witty and weighted ideas, assertiveness and deference." Fred Bouchard Downbeat "Art and Soul," Blue Note, 1999, 7243 99997 2 5 is a wonderful, straight ahead trio disk (mostly - there are a couple of guest appearances by Dianne Reeves and Richard Bona). I think the opening track, Blues Connotation, is especially good.
Eureka College Dr. joseph Henry, Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and theCoordinator of the Music Education program, BME and MME bradley University. http://www.eureka.edu/Academics/Programs/FPA/Faculty.asp
Extractions: @import url(http://www.eureka.edu/styles/library.css); Topics Academics Home Academic Calendar Faculty Profiles Majors ... Requirements Learn More Admissions Athletics Student Life Summer Programs ... The Arts Art Brian Braye , is Lecturer in Art. He has been a photographer for 41 years and retired from Illinois State University after 30 years as a photographer and computer graphic designer. He teaches the Art 241 and 341 courses, as well as teaching part time at Heartland Community College. He has received a Star award in the Nature Division of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), a gold medal in group D PSA competition, the Central Illinois Camera Club (CICCA) Medallion in Nature, First and Second place in the McLean County Art Center "Year in the Life of Bloomington/Normal" showing, and an Honorable Mention in the Time/Life Bicentennial of America Photo contest. Ms. Rhea Edge , Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division and President of the John Wesley Powell Chapter of the National Audubon Society, has a strong commitment to education, conservation and art expression. She offers course work in several media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, design and photography. As a freshman Seminar team leader, she has guided student in-service projects in local land restoration. Her work as an environmental painter, produced at The Beluga Press Studio in Bloomington, Illinois, has been widely exhibited, winning awards and major purchases. Ms. Edge received her B.S., in Art Education, M.S. in Printmaking and Painting at Illinois State University and, completed graduate course work at the Brooklyn Museum in New York towards before earning a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Design.
David Nevue - Notes From The Piano Composer/pianist Michael Allen Harrison Dolphins A Message of Love - Frederic When the Saints Go Marching In - bradley Sowash December 10th, 2004 http://www.davidnevue.com/news.htm
Extractions: Dreambox Media PLEASE NOTE Denis DiBlasio's previous releases featuring pianist Jim Ridl , Thelonious Monk Bass Competition First-Place Winner Darryl Hall and and guest vocalist Suzanne Cloud on "Tell Me A Story" ("a gem waiting to be discovered by a wider audience" - Jazz News ) are sold out . But...you can still download " RHINO REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD/DUETS PERPETUAL BAGGAGE CLAIM ," and "LIVE" Tribute to Buddy Rich " (individual tunes or entire CDs) in MP3 format! Denis DiBlasio directs the Rowan Univertsity Lab Band through one of his originals, seven of his arrangements (of Ray Noble, Jobim, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Vince Guaraldi and Miles Davis classics), and four other originals by George Genna, Nick Fernandez and Ed Vezinho.
Russ Morgan Orchestra At 14, he earned extra money as a pianist performing in a Scranton theater. SIDEMEN WITH BAND INCLUDED, Russ Case, Will bradley, Charlie Butterfield, http://www.russmorganorchestra.com/russ.html
Extractions: Born into a Welsh family on April 29, 1904 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Russ Morgan was encouraged to express himself musically from the tender age of seven. He came by his ability naturally since his father, a coal-mine foreman, was a former musician who played drums in the local band in his spare time with his mother, before her marriage, had been a pianist in a vaudeville act. Almost at the same age that he began to study piano, he began to work in the mines in order to earn money to help support his family and pay for his lessons. At 14, he earned extra money as a pianist performing in a Scranton theater. With his earnings, he purchased another instrument, a trombone. A few years later, in 1921, he used the trombone while working with the Scranton Sirens. This band was one of the hottest in the Pennsylvania area during the 20's. In fact some of its alumni, such as Jimmy Dorsey on sax and clarinet, Billy Lustig on violin and Tommy Dorsey on trombone (who took Russ' place when he left the organization) went on to become famous. He decided, at 18, to try and further his career by going to New York. By 1925, at the age of 21 he was arranging for John Philip Sousa and Victor Herbert. He continued to gain experience by joining Paul Specht's orchestra and toured Europe with the orchestra. Contemporaries of Russ' in this orchestra were Arthur Schutt, Don Lindley and Chauncey Morehouse. Orville Knapp, Paul Whiteman, Charlie Spivak and Artie Shaw also played in this orchestra during the 1920's.
Extractions: Grand Pianists Ticket Information Eastman offers a feast of outstanding musical performances to concertgoers each season, and one of the essential ingredients is our Faculty Artist Series. Some are legendary teachers and performers, others are comparatively new to Eastman, but all are worth hearing! These distinguished musicians often return to Kilbourn Hall after high-profile performances in concert halls, recital halls, opera houses, and other venues around the world. Concerts are on selected Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings, and Tuesday evenings, giving you many opportunities to hear these terrific artists. Pianist Tony Caramia Robert Swensen Karen Holvik , an Eastman alumna who joined the faculty in 2004, makes her series debut on October 18; the varied program includes songs from all over the world, including a set by the contemporary Mexican composer Marta Garcia Renart. Don Harry on September 27 and trombonist John Marcellus The timeless music of J. S. Bach joins the recitals of flutist
Dick Buckley's Archives Of Jazz 022 John Lewis, pianist 023 Humor of Jazz 024 Lionel Hampton Star Dust Concert 390 Will bradley Orch. 391 Ella + Louis 392 Les Brown Palladium Concert http://www.chipublib.org/008subject/001artmusic/buckley/buckley.html
Extractions: Dick Buckley's Archives of Jazz was a favorite program broadcast by WBEZ , the National Public Radio affiliate in Chicago. In conjunction with the station, Its host, a knowledgeable and respected jazz scholar, donated to the Music Information Center, 427 Archives of Jazz master tapes which originally aired from 1989-93. The collection is on 10" reel-to-reel tapes and covers 32 linear feet. The tapes can be accessed in the Listening/Viewing Center, 8th floor, Harold Washington Library Center. Call 312 747-4850 for hours. Presently, Mr. Buckley continues his broadcasting career, and in 2002 marked his 25th year hosting a jazz program on WBEZ. Images of musicians shown below to complement the Archives of Jazz listings are from the Music Information Center's Photograph Collection. PROGRAM NUMBER AND TITLE
Blues Before Sunrise - WILL EZELL ACCOMPANIES Will was the house pianist for the historic Paramount label and recorded over adozen STORM HAILING BLUES, MARIE bradley. JAILHOUSE MOAN, ORA BROWN http://www.bluesbeforesunrise.com/bbssetlist052905.html
Extractions: This week on Blues Before Sunrise well listen to recordings by Blues pianist Will Ezell. Will was the house pianist for the historic Paramount label and recorded over a dozen titles under his own name. He also accompanied a slew of the vocalists that appeared on Paramount and thats where well focus our attention this week. Well hear Will playing piano behind such notable Blues singers as Lucille Bogan, Elzadie Robinson, Bertha Henderson and Side-Wheel Sally Duffy. Join us this week as Will Ezell Accompanies Only on BBS! HOUR 1 JIG IN THE JUNGLE DOROTHY DANDRIDGE DAWN TIME CAB CALLOWAY I GOT A GAL NAMED NETTIE CAB CALLOWAY FOO A LITTLE BALLY-HONN CAB CALLOWAY PENNIE FROM HEAVEN JOE CARROLL TWO WRONGS WONT MAKE A RIGHT JOE CARROLL I WAS IN THE MOOD JOE CARROLL GOT A PENNY BENNY JOE CARROLL RHYTHM OF THE RHYTHM BAND JOE CARROLL/TRAMP BAND PREVIEW ELLA FITZGERALD ELLA FITZGERALD NOBODYS SWEETHEART MILLS BROS TIGER RAG MILLS BROS ROSIE THE RIVETER FOUR VAGABONDS BOOGIE IN D DAN BURLEY MA RAINEYS MYSTERY RECORD MA RAINEY BLOW JACKSON BLOW WILLIE JACKSON HOUR 2 SANCTIFYIN THE BLUES TINY GRIMES JUST A LITTLE LOVIN RAY CHARLES ROLL WITH MY BABY RAY CHARLES HEARTBREAKER RAY CHARLES THE SUNS GONNA SHINE AGAIN RAY CHARLES THE WORM TURNS PIGMEAT MARKHAM MY BABYS BOOGYIN AMOS MILBURN CHICKENSHACK BOOGIE AMOS MILBURN LAST YEAR BLUES WALTER ROLAND BABYS GOT THE BLUES JOSIE MILES PIPE DREAM BLUES JOSIE MILES CRAP SHOOTIN PAPA MANDY LEE GYMS TOO MUCH FOR ME KANSAS CITY KITTY
DVD Savant Review Roman Holiday Newsman Joe bradley (Gregory Peck) lands a terrific scoop he picks up wins a big prize in a film festival, as with the new Polanski film The pianist. http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s664roman.html
Hall Of Fame Pas.org, About Raymond Scott, Will bradley and Les Brown, Manne joined the Coast Guard opportunity arose in 1956 when Manne teamed up with pianist Andre Previn and http://www.pas.org/About/HOF/manne.cfm
Extractions: By James Strain Widely regarded as a most versatile and musical drummer, Shelly Manne (1920-1984) was a founding father of the West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s. Manne possessed a phenomenal technique, which he channeled into some of the most creative, lyrical drumming ever heard. His solos were unique, sometimes humorous, and above all else, musical. When asked how Shelly might have responded upon receiving the Hall of Fame award, his widow, Florence "Flip" Manne, replied: "He would be astounded by how many people remember him, and deeply humbled to be honored by this award. Just before his death he remarked that there were so many new young lions playing drums, he didn't think anyone knew who he was any more." Shelly's father, Max Manne, himself a famous drummer, exposed Shelly to a life of music from early childhood. As his father worked at the Roxy in New York City, Shelly was aware of the talents of PAS Hall of Famer Billy Gladstone at Radio City Music Hall, and after a brief attempt at the saxophone, Manne took his first drum lesson from Gladstone in the basement of the famous hall. In a
Meet The Composer - Composer Contacts Franck Amsallem Jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist involved in a joseph Packales Composer of orchestral, ensemble, and sacred choral works, http://www.meetthecomposer.org/contacts.htm
Extractions: Please send us an e-mail with your full name, web address, snail mail address and phone number (optional). Please be careful when typing in your web address ! You may also send us a one-line description of yourself and/or your music, which we'll post under your URL. Meet The Composer is not a membership organization, and there is no charge for this service. This area of the site is updated on a regular basis. John Luther Adams J. Brendan Adamson Judah Adashi Web Site of composer-pianist-conductor Miguel del Aguila Contains biographical information, a list of his recordings, and booking information. Janice G. Augustus
Bradley Hilltopics Online bradley Hilltopics is published in winter, spring, summer, and fall by bradley She was an accomplished concert pianist and taught piano lessons. http://www.bradley.edu/hilltopics/04fall/memory/
Extractions: Bradley Hilltopics Search Hilltopics Entrepreneurship 101 A major interest Soaring with his strengths Meet four alumni ... Hilltopics Home May 22, Bloomington. He had been employed by Standard Oil Co. of Indiana and by Portable Elevator Manufacturing. He was executive director of Immanuel Bible Foundation for 23 years. He was a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 43, and the Kiwanis Club. He had served as president of the BroMenn Advisory Council. He was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife Aileen, two children, two stepchildren, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. June 10, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. She was a desk clerk at the Alpha Park Library in Bartonville during the 1970s. Earlier, she was a teacher at Whittier School in Peoria and a substitute teacher and tutor at several Peoria County schools. She is survived by a son, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. April 30, Dunlap. He retired as the Dunlap postmaster in 1978. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. He played on the Bradley University baseball team. Survivors include three children and seven grandchildren.
Joe Davis And Gennett Records L to R King Oliver, bradley Kincaid, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Joe madeimportant recordings by modern jazz pianist Elmo Hope, but his main business http://www.starrgennett.org/stories/articles/joe_davis_gennett.htm
Extractions: Joe Davis and Gennett Records Membership Shop Listen Stories ... Home If you collect 78s, you have probably encountered the red Joe Davis label with silver lettering. If youre a lucky blues fan, youll find the 78 rpm 4-record album by Champion Jack Dupree and guitarist Gabriel Brown. More likely youll see items by Bon Bon and His Buddies (Jan Savitts vocalist), the Korn Kobblers, or perhaps reissues from the 1939-Varsity label by Harry James, Frank Trumbauer, Vincent Lopez, Sammy Kaye, or the Three Suns. The curious thing about the Joe Davis label is the inscription in the lower margin of the label: Gennett Record Division, Starr Piano Company. Everyone who has delved into early jazz discography knows that the Gennett label introduced Bix Beiderbecke, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jelly Roll Morton, King Olivers band (with Louis Armstrong and Johnny Dodds), Hoagy Carmichael, and numerous other jazz, blues, country, and pop performers. So what does Gennett have to do with Joe Davis, a songwriter and singer who recorded for Columbia in the late teens and twenties? He later purchased most of the short-lived Varsity labels hundreds of master records when they went bankrupt in the early 1940s, but had a tiny shellac ration from which to press the records.
Linda Tate - Live Dates Linda Tate performing with bradley Williams, Piano, Vocals Musical directorfor Friday night s show will be pianist Bobby http://www.lindatate.com/updates/dates.htm
Extractions: Organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the 11-week SummerDance festival features one-hour dance lessons, followed by two hours of live music and dancing, June 15 - August 28, 2004, Thursday - Saturdays from 6-9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 4-7 p.m., weather-permitting. Check out the full schedule of events at www.cityofchicago.org/Cultural Affairs
Extractions: This page offers access to Tenor opera arts resources. A wide variety of Tenor and artistic works can be found by selecting the links below. Or you may change your arts category by selecting arts links on the left arts navigation bar. For today's ARTS NEWS click here Opera Factory: Curlew River Tenor ensemble Michael Bennett Tenor ensemble Mark Milhofer Baritone ensemble Ian Jervis Director David... Lloyd Newton CV Lloyd Newton CV Contents Home Singers With Pegasus Opera (Gentlemen) Lloyd Newton Full Lyric Tenor Born in Jamaica, Lloyd studied at the London College of Music where he gained associateships (ALCM) and licentiateships (LLCM-TD and LLCM) in piano and singing respectively. He also gained his degree in music (GLCM) and... ANDREA CHENIER tenor Lando Bartolini Philadelphia, PA: On October 20,...