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Extractions: 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 abrief attempt at the saxophone, Manne took his first drum lesson from Gladstone in the basement of the famous hall. In a Modern Drummer interview conducted just a few months before his death, Manne related the story as follows: "Billy was like a second father to me.I'll never forget that first lesson he gave me. Billy put me in that room downstairs at RadioCity Music Hall where they kept all the percussion instruments. He showed me how to set up the drums I got and how to hold the sticks. Then he put Count Basie's 'Topsy' on the phonograph, and as he walked out of the room, he said, 'Play!' That was my first lesson, and I've been grateful for that ever since."
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Extractions: Steve Bergman, who runs a large music store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, started the Schoolkids label in 1992, debuting with a record by boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B. Since then Schoolkids has had more than 50 releases, some of which have been jazz, including dates by singer Kathy Kosins, music from the early-'70s Ann Arbor Blues Festival and guitarists Steve Ferguson and George Bedard. Since the late '70s, the Los Angeles-based Sea Breeze label has done an expert job of releasing modern mainstream jazz with an emphasis on big bands (including many college and high-school orchestras). Among the professionals who have recorded for the label have been Herbie Harper, Phil Woods, Bill Perkins, Nick Brignola, Al Haig, Frank Strazzeri, Walter Bishop, Jr., Roger Neumann
Extractions: Introduction . I am always amazed when a student who wishes to learn to play jazz piano acknowledges that he or she rarely or never actually listens to jazz! Trying to play jazz without listening to the music is like trying to write a book without ever having read one. You must listen to the music you want to learn to play in order to understand what you are trying to accomplish. Eventually you will want to find your own style, but before you can do that, imitation and assimilation of the masters is critical. Towards that end I have assembled a list containing some of the definitive jazz piano recordings of the past as well as some inspiring examples from the present. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, as that would require an entire book in itself. Rather, it is a cross-section of various styles from early jazz to contemporary jazz. It also reflects my own biases and preferences.
Joe Lovano | Joyous Encounter Jones solo demonstrates not only how expert this octogenarian pianist canbelisten to the way he throws phrases in the air, scooping them up on their http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=17617
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