Faculty/alumni jazz septet [sound recording] 2007.
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William "Billy" Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 29, 1915. He spent part of his childhood in Hillsborough, North Carolina. His family eventually moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied classical music at the Pittsburgh Musical Institution. At the age of 23, he submitted a musical composition titled "Something to Live For" to Duke Ellington, who subsequently recorded it with Strayhorn as the pianist. Strayhorn worked as the pianist in Mercer Ellington's orchestra for ...
John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. He remain...
Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific. From the guide to the Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Compos...
Composer of "Sweet Sue" and other songs. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Mrs. Cooper, 9/11/47. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910520 Victor Young was an important arranger, conductor, music director and American composer known for his musical scores of many movies which won a number of awards including an Academy Award. From the description of Collection, 1900-1956. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 2762972...
American pianist, composer, and bandleader. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated Wilton, Conn., 1 August 1999, to Joan Peyser, 1999 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992201 David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (b. 1920), jazz pianist and composer, has enjoyed wide public acclaim in a career that spans the entire second half of the 20th century. A California native, he was early identified as an important proponent of the so-called "West Coast sound," a jaz...