Jazz Ensemble [sound recording] 2008.
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Ralph Burns (born June 29, 1922 Newton, Mass. - died Nov. 29, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He studied at the New England Conservatory in 1938-1939 where, in his own words, he learned about jazz by transcribing arrangements from records. Burns also worked in the big band led by Charlie Barnet, who recorded his piece "The Moose" in 1943. Later in 1943 he joined Woody Herman, and played an important role in the band's rhythm section from December ...
Dizzy Gillespie (born John Birks Gillespie, October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina - January 6, 1993 Englewood, New Jersey) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. He joined his first professional band in 1935. In the 1940s Gillespie became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz....
Johnny Mercer (1910-1976) was born John H. Mercer in Savannah, Georgia, the son of George Anderson Mercer. He was educated in Savannah public schools and at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He worked with his father in the real estate loan business before heading to New York in 1929 with the Savannah Town Theater group for a National Little Theater contest. He remained in New York to try for a stage career. He became a well-known lyricist and moved to California, where he produced many hit s...
Billie Holiday (1915-1959), an African American blues and jazz singer, was born Eleanora Holiday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1915. The daughter of Clarence Holiday and Sadie Fagan, Holiday began singing in the early 1930s and was discovered by John Hammond in 1933 at a Harlem jazz club. Her career included performances with Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw. Holiday recorded on the Commodore, Columbia, and Decca record labels; her most famous recordings include "Strange Fr...
Pianist and composer Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Winnie Belle and Wayman Edward Hancock. Hancock began to study music at age seven, and performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by age eleven. He played jazz in high school and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.In 1960, Hancock was discovered by trumpeter Donald Byrd. After two years of session work with Byrd, as well as Phil W...