Extraordinary People in Jazz

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780516222752
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Extraordinary People Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Acknowledgments 11
Duke Ellington 1899-1974, Beyond Category 12
Louis Armstrong 1901-1971, Satchmo-A Founding Father of Jazz 18
Count Basie 1904-1984, Big Band Leader Noted for Hard-Swinging Ensembles 25
Coleman Hawkins 1904-1969, Hawk-Father of the Tenor Saxophone 30
Benny Carter 1907-2003, The King-A Leader in Development of the Jazz Alto Saxophone 35
Lionel Hampton 1908-2002, Hamp-First Major Jazz Vibraphone Player 40
Benny Goodman 1909-1986, The King of Swing 44
Lester Young 1909-1959, Pres-Taking Tenor to a New Level 50
Django Reinhardt 1910-1953, First Notable European Influence on American Jazzmen 54
Art Tatum 1910-1956, Unmatched in the Field of Jazz Piano 58
Gil Evans 1912-1988, Out of the Cool 61
Kenny Clarke 1914-1985, Klook-Father of Bebop Drumming 65
Billie Holiday 1915-1959, Lady Day-Stands Alone Among Jazz Singers 68
Charlie Christian 1916-1942, Established the Guitar as a Solo Jazz Instrument 73
Nat King Cole 1917 or 1919-1965, Jazz Trio Leader Became A Huge Pop Star 76
Ella Fitzgerald 1917 or 1918-1996, First Lady of Song 80
Dizzy Gillespie 1917-1993, Diz-Major Player in the Bebop Revolution 85
Thelonius Monk 1917-1982, The High Priest of Bebop 90
Art Blakey 1919-1990, Bu-Innovator of Hard Bop 95
Anita O'Day 1919-, The Jezebel of Jazz 99
George Shearing 1919-, Pianist Leader Created a New Jazz Sound 103
Marian McPartland 1920-, Queen of the Keyboard 106
Charlie "Yardbird" Parker 1920-1955, Bird Lives 109
Billy Taylor 1921-, Ambassador of Jazz 115
Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross 1917-1966, 1921-, 1930-, Group That Popularized "Vocalese" Singing Style 119
Charles Mingus 1922-1979, Bassist, Composer, Arranger, and Jazz Innovator 123
Oscar Pettiford 1922-1960, Influential Bassist and First Prominent Jazz Cellist 127
Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis 1920-2001; Milt Jackson 1923-1999; Percy Heath 1923-; Connie Kay 1927-1994; Jazz Played in the Manner of Classical Chamber Music 130
Buddy DeFranco 1923-, Clarinetist Famed in Both Swing and Bebop 135
The Jones Brothers: Hank, Thad, Elvin 1918-, 1923-1986, 1927-2004, From One Family, Three Acclaimed Jazz Musicians 138
Tito Puente 1923-2000; The Mambo King 144
Bud Powell 1924-1966, Among the Seminal Artists Who Created Bebop 148
Max Roach 1924-, Drummer, Composer, Arranger Delved in Multiple Musical Forms 153
Sarah Vaughan 1924-1990, The Divine One 157
Oscar Peterson 1925-, Pianist Sometimes Compared to Art Tatum 162
Ray Brown Jr. 1926-2002, Among the Most Influential of Modern Jazz Bassists 167
John Coltrane 1926-1967, Trane-New Modal Conceptions and Spirituality in Jazz 171
Miles Davis 1926-1991, Innovator in the Cool Jazz Movement 177
Gerry Mulligan 1927-1996, Jeru-Near Preeminence Among Baritone Saxophonists 183
Cannonball Adderley 1928-1975, Evolved Versions of Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 187
Bill Evans 1929-1980, A Major Influence in Modern Jazz 191
Joe Pass 1929-1994, The Art Tatum of the Guitar 195
Clifford Brown 1930-1956, "Brownie"-Successor to Jazz Trumpet Masters 198
Betty Carter 1930-1998, Distinctive Modern Jazz Vocal Stylist 201
Ornette Coleman 1930-, Pioneer of Free Jazz 204
Cecil Taylor 1933-, Far Beyond the Mainstream 208
Ron Carter 1937-, Leading Bassist-Cellist in Jazz and Classical Genres 211
Charlie Haden 1937-, Bassist Used Artistry to Improve Society 214
McCoy Tyner 1938-, Groundbreaking Pianist with Coltrane and More 217
Chick Corea 1941-, Keyboardist Ranged from Classical to Experimental Jazz 220
Gary Burton 1943-, Master Vibraphonist and Jazz Educator 223
Keith Jarrett 1945-, Piano Genius Reminiscent of Mozart 226
Paquito D'Rivera 1948-, Reed Virtuoso of Latin Jazz and Classical Works 230
Jon Faddis 1953-, Trumpet Protege of Dizzy Gillespie 233
Geri Allen 1957-, Progressive Jazz Pianist Remembers the Masters 236
Branford Marsalis 1960-, Virtuoso in Jazz, Classical, and Rock 239
Wynton Marsalis 1961-, The Modern-Day Face of Jazz 243
Diana Krall 1964-, Sings the Standards with Her Own Dazzle 248
Brad Mehldau 1970-, Young Lion of Progressive Jazz 251
Christian McBride 1972-, Fast-Rising Star of Jazz Bass and Composition 254
More Extraordinary People in Jazz 257
Glossary 268
To Find Out More 274
Index 279
About the Author 288
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