A New Perspective
A New Perspective is a 1964 album by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd released on the Blue Note label as BLP4124 and BST84124. The performances are mainly in a bop style, but the recording features a gospel choir. About the project, Byrd said, I mean this album seriously, because of my own background, Ive always wanted to write an entire album of spiritual-like pieces. The most accurate way I can describe what we were all trying to do is that this is a modern hymnal, in an earlier period, the New Orleans jazzmen would often play religious music for exactly what it was - but with their own jazz textures and techniques added. Now, as modern jazzmen, were approaching this tradition with respect. The album was remastered in 1998 by Rudy Van Gelder
Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl, an album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. Recording may take a few hours to years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed live, the majority of studio recordings contain an abundance of editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, the term album was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format.
In musical usage the word was used for collections of pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, the LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. It was adopted by the industry as a standard format for the album. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, the term album had been carried forward from the early nineteenth century when it had been used for collections of short pieces of music. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, as part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some commenters have declared that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. Sometimes shorter albums are referred to as mini-albums or EPs, Albums such as Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield, and Yess Close to the Edge, include fewer than four tracks.
There are no rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as albums. These are known as box sets, material is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track is a song or instrumental recording. The term is associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks. When vinyl records were the medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves
Charlie Rouse was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist. His career is marked by his collaboration with Thelonious Monk, which lasted for more than ten years, Rouse was born in Washington, DC in 1924. At first he worked with the clarinet, before turning to the saxophone and he made his recording debut with Tadd Dameron in 1947, and in 1957 made a notable album with Paul Quinichette. He was a member of Thelonious Monks quartet from 1959 to 1970, in the 1980s he was a founding member of the group Sphere, which began as a tribute to Monk. Charlie Rouse died from cancer on November 30,1988 at University Hospital in Seattle at the age of 64. The asteroid 10426 Charlierouse was officially named to honor Rouse by American astronomer Joe Montani of Spacewatch, earlier, in 1994, asteroid 11091 Thelonious had been discovered and named by Montani. 1957, The Chase Is On with Paul Quinichette 1958, Just Wailin with Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell and Mal Waldron 1960, Takin Care of Business 1960, Yeah.
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Cy Coleman was an American composer and jazz pianist. Coleman was born Seymour Kaufman on June 14,1929, in New York City to Eastern European Jewish parents and his mother, Ida was an apartment landlady and his father was a brickmason. He was a prodigy who gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall. Before beginning his fabled Broadway career, he led the Cy Coleman Trio, despite the early classical and jazz success, Coleman decided to build a career in popular music. His first collaborator was Joseph Allen McCarthy, but his most successful early partnership, the pair wrote many pop hits, including Witchcraft and The Best Is Yet to Come. One of his instrumentals, Playboys Theme, became the music of the regular TV shows and specials presented by Playboy. Colemans career as a Broadway composer began when he and Leigh collaborated on Wildcat, the score included the hit tune Hey, Look Me Over. When Ball became ill, she left the show, and it closed, next for the two was Little Me, with a book by Neil Simon based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Dennis.
The show introduced Real Live Girl and Ive Got Your Number, in 1964, Coleman met Dorothy Fields at a party, and when he asked if she would like to collaborate with him, she is reported to have answered, Thank God somebody asked. The show was a success and Coleman found working with Fields much easier than with Leigh. The partnership was to work on two more shows – an aborted project about Eleanor Roosevelt, and Seesaw which reached Broadway in 1973 after a troubled out-of-town tour, despite mixed reviews, the show enjoyed a healthy run. The partnership was cut short by Fields death in 1974, Coleman remained prolific in the late 1970s. Also in 1970 he produced the single Lying Here, in the decade, he collaborated on Welcome to the Club with A. E. Hotchner, and City of Angels with David Zippel. In the latter, inspired by the detective film noir of the 1930s and 1940s, he returned to his jazz roots. Colemans film scores include Father Goose, The Art of Love, Garbo Talks, Coleman was on the ASCAP Board of Directors for many years and served as their Vice Chairman Writer.
One final musical with a Coleman score played in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum Dec. 2003-Jan,2004 under the title Like Jazz, as a Broadway tryout. Investor Transamerica Capital went forward with plans to mount a Broadway production renamed In the Pocket, dirk Decloedt and Maurice Hines were announced as director and choreographer with an anticipated opening in Spring 2006 but it never opened. Coleman studied at the The High School of Music & Art, Coleman died of cardiac arrest on November 18,2004 at New York Hospital,11,59 pm at the age of 75
Walter Davis Jr.
Walter Davis Jr. was an American hard bop pianist. Born in Richmond, Davis performed as a teenager with Babs Gonzales, in the 1950s, Davis recorded with Melba Liston, Max Roach and played with Roach, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958 he played with trumpeter Donald Byrd at Le Chat Qui Pêche in Paris and shortly after realized his dream of becoming pianist and composer-arranger for Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers. After retiring from music in the 1960s to work as a tailor, painter and he recorded with many other prominent jazz musicians, including Kenny Clarke, Sonny Criss, Jackie McLean, Pierre Michelot and Archie Shepp. Davis was known as an interpreter of the music of Bud Powell, although few of Davis recordings as a pianist remain in print, several of his compositions served as titles for albums by Blakeys Jazz Messengers. Davis had a role as the piano player on the CBS television comedy Franks Place. He contributed to the soundtrack of the Clint Eastwood film Bird, Davis died in New York City on June 2,1990, from complications of liver and kidney disease.
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Arthur Stewart Art Farmer was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He played flumpet, a trumpet–flugelhorn combination specially designed for him and he and his identical twin brother, double bassist Addison Farmer, started playing professionally while in high school. Art gained greater attention after the release of a recording of his composition Farmers Market in 1952. He subsequently moved from Los Angeles to New York, where he performed and recorded musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins. As Farmers reputation grew, he expanded from bebop into more experimental forms through working with such as George Russell. He went on to join Gerry Mulligans quartet and, with Benny Golson, continuing to develop his own sound, Farmer switched from trumpet to the warmer flugelhorn in the early 1960s, and he helped to establish the flugelhorn as a soloists instrument in jazz. He settled in Europe in 1968 and continued to tour internationally until his death, Farmer recorded more than 50 albums under his own name, a dozen with the Jazztet, and dozens more with other leaders.
His playing is known for its individuality – most noticeably, its lyricism, warmth of tone, Art Farmer was born an hour before his twin brother, on August 21,1928, in Council Bluffs, reportedly at 2201 Fourth Avenue. Their parents, James Arthur Farmer and Hazel Stewart Farmer, divorced when the boys were four, Art moved with his grandfather, mother and sister to Phoenix, Arizona when he was still four. He started to play the piano while in school, moved on to bass tuba and violin before settling on cornet. His family was musical, most of them played as a hobby, Arts grandfather was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This influenced Farmers first choice of instrument, as his mother played piano for the church choir, the bass tuba was for use in a marching band and was Farmers instrument for a year, until a cornet became available. Phoenix schools were segregated, and no one at Farmers school could provide useful music lessons and he taught himself to read music and practiced his new main instrument, the trumpet.
The brothers earned money by working in a warehouse and by playing professionally. Art started playing professionally at the age of 16, performing in the bands of Horace Henderson, Jimmy Mundy. These opportunities came about through a combination of his ability and the absence of older musicians. Around this time in Los Angeles, there were abundant opportunities for development, according to Farmer, During the day you would go to somebodys house. At night there were after-hours clubs anybody who wanted to play was free to come up, Farmer left high school early but persuaded the principal to give him a diploma, which he did not collect until a visit to the school in 1958
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu