Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall - Wi At Carnegie Hall is a live album by The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane. Album information It was recorded on 29 November 1957 at "Thanksgiving Jazz", a benefit concert produced by Kenneth Lee Karpe for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem. Other acts performing included: Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker with Zoot Sims. The recording, by Voice of America, documents two sets by the Monk Quartet with Coltrane that night – an early set (tracks 1-5) and a late set (tracks 6-9), which the recording does not fully document.
Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz The Library of Congress Music Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Name | Subject | Venue Chano Pozo Born 1/7/1915, killed in a bar room fight in Harlem 12/2/48. Played with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O'Farrill, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Miguelito Valdez, and many others as well. He got his start after moving to New York in 1947 when Mario Bauza got him to play with Dizzy Gillespie, an event that changed the course of American Jazz. Chano Pozo thereby played a major role in the founding of Latin-jazz which was essentially a mixture of bebop and Cuban folk music. He gained his musical background from AfroCuban religions. Among his features with Dizzy were "Cubana Be," "Cubana Bop," "Tin Tin Deo" and "Manteca" which was later a big hit with Eddie Palmieri and Cal Tjader.
Oscar Peterson Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists, having played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. Biography Peterson was born to immigrants from the West Indies; his father worked as a porter for Canadian Pacific Railway. Peterson grew up in the neighbourhood of Little Burgundy in Montreal, Quebec.
A Brief History of Latin Jazz By Carlos Quintana In general terms, Latin Jazz is a musical label defined by the combination of Jazz with Latin music rhythms. Brazilian Jazz, a style that emerged from the sounds of Bossa Nova thanks to artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, fits this general concept. Abakuá - Abakwa Abakuá members derive their culture from the Efik and Efo of the Cross River region in Nigeria, which Cubans call Carabali. They are organized in a set of over 150 potencias (lodges) located mainly in Havana, Matanzas, and Cardenas. The people of Big Qua Town in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria, are known as the Abakpa, the likely source for the name Abakuá. Big Qua Town is the home of the president of the Calabar Mgbe or Ékpè.
Music– Jazz Artists– Jazz News THE DOZENS: TWELVE LATIN JAZZ CLASSICS by Mark Lomanno Editor’s note: Pianist Mark Lommano first traveled to Cuba on a research grant, seeking to unravel the mysteries of the Cuban son. On his second trip, he came as a musician, performing at the Santiago Jazz Festival and working with Joaquin Pozo, the prominent conquero and bandleader, and the great-nephew of the legendary Chano Pozo. Back stateside, he has brought his world fusion experiences to bear on his work with The Mark Lomanno Afro-Cuban Project, as well as his continued scholarly work in the area of Latin music. Here Mark picks twelve of his favorite Latin jazz performances, some well known, others neglected gems from the music’s past.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Coordinates: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (/ˈkɒŋɡoʊ/; French pronunciation: [kɔ̃ɡo]; French: République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. From 1965 to 1997 it was named Zaire. Drumming Can Largely Improve Your Mental Health, Science Says Drums are more than just an instrument. Percussion instruments have been a part of music therapy for a long time. Science has long shown that music has a positive impact on the brain when its used in a therapeutic manner. In particular, drumming is great because it allows you to do something fun while firing up several important areas of the brain. Here are a few ways that drumming can improve your mental health: It Helps You Get More In Touch With Yourself
Afro-Brazilians Afro-Brazilians (Portuguese: afro-brasileiros); Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈafɾu bɾɐziˈle(j)ɾuz] is a term used in the 21st century by some in Brazil to refer to Brazilian people with African ancestry. The term does not have widespread use in Brazil, where social constructs and classifications have been based on appearance. People with noticeable African features and skin color are generally referred to (and they identify) as negro or "preto" ("black").