Tag Archives: Jazz

Daily Prompt – Kinetic

Scenes like jazz paint musical colors in shades of blues Most of them dynamic and throbbing in kinetic hues Creative notes are strung together in memorable proclamation Breathing in to breath out in life’s heightened exclamation The music rains fire … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Charlie Parker – Charlie Parker With Strings

Born on August 29, 1920, American jazz saxophonist and composer Charles Parker, Jr.,  became a highly influential jazz soloist and leading figure in bringing about bebop before his death on March 12, 1955.  Bebop is a form of jazz characterized … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Duke Ellington – The Far East Suite

On April 29, 1899, American composer, pianist and jazz band leader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born and had a tremendous career in music for over 50 years when he passed on May 24, 1974.  Proving that at least one … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

The  American keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor, Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock was born on April 12, 1940.  Shortly after starting his career with Donald Byrd, Hancock migrated into the Miles Davis Quintet and redefined the role of the jazz rhythm … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Legend

Dixieland, Dixieland Music blares from the bandstand And the passing marching band Alexander’s Ragtime Band The saints march down Basin Street We’re in for a Southern treat Here in this Dixieland revival A musical trace has its survival As  part … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Elegance

There is something about a slow dance Embraced in your arms, I have no chance You might say I’m happily in happenstance A special sort of willing victim of circumstance Caught up in the web you’ve weaved in your spell … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Cannonball Adderley – At the Lighthouse

On September 15, 1928, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley spent his life sharing his considerable skill at playing jazz alto saxophone until his death on August 8, 1975.  He was particularly well renown for his work during the hard bop era … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow – Tal Farlow

American jazz guitarist Tal Farlow was born Talmage Holt Farlow on June 7, 1921.  He passed away on July 25, 1998.  He was nicknamed the Octopus because of how fast his fingers spread over the fretboard in clusters of single … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Miles Davis – Live Evil

Released on November 17, 1971, Live Evil is a mix of live and studio recordings by American Jazz musician Miles Davis.  Part of this album consisted of edited, lengthy jams in a Fusion/ jazz-rock style from a concert at the Cellar … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems – Nat King Cole – Love Is the Thing

Nat King Cole was born into this world on March 17, 1919 as Nathaniel Adams Coles.  He came to prominence first as a jazz pianist and then as a soft toned baritone who performed in big band and jazz genres … Continue reading

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