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Jazz Music in the 1920s

began churning out decibels galore in 1993 and continued doing so to great effect until the untimely death of pianist-band leader Esbjorn Svensson. King says that, despite some musical parallels, he and his cohorts did not follow in their Swedish counterparts high energy footsteps. Ive never listened to E.S.T. but Ive heard they were good, he declares. We are part of the same generation, so it doesnt surprise me that we would be influenced by similar things. I doubt the timeline of our bands coincides with being influenced by each other. I think we were both fully formed before we ever knew each other existed. Although The Bad Plus was founded in 2000, all three members had shared the same creative space for some time before that.
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He proposed Musical Extemporization which includes spontaneous instrumental changes and communication of emotions in the songs whilst playing. Trad Jazz – As the name suggests, the term is an abbreviation of traditional jazz, and pertains to the Dixeland and Ragtime jazz styles in the early twenties, and went on to be a major source of inspiration till the early sixties. Urban Jazz – Succeeding trad jazz, this genre is a fusion of smooth jazz and R&B music, with steady basslines and percussion sets. Vocal Jazz – Instrumental tunes combined with a smooth flow of vocals with unique styles of different artists, and also scat singing the composition which includes meaningless and nonsensical syllables, and random words tuned into the rhythm produced by the instruments. West Coast Gypsy Jazz – Inspired by Django Reinhardt, this genre is a prototype of jazz music with dark musical scales which reflected gypsy elements. It has an element of bluegrass styles and portrays a distinct strumming with racy and uneven beats at irregular intervals, concocted into a rhythm.
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West Coast jazz great Chico Hamilton dies at 92

(Susan Walsh / Associated Press / June 22, 2004) By Chris Barton November 26, 2013, 9:10 a.m. Bandleader, drummer and NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton has died. He was 92 years old. Born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles in 1921, Hamilton’s music career began with some notable high school classmates including future legends in their own right, Dexter Gordon and Charles Mingus. He eventually went on to perform and tour with Lester Young, Lena Horne and Gerry Mulligan before putting together his first quintet in 1955. A landmark group that forged the sound of West Coast jazz while featuring the reeds of Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, Carson Smith on bass and cellist Fred Katz , the group evolved through a wealth of jazz talent, including Eric Dolphy, Gabor Szabo and Charles Lloyd, who joined the band in 1960. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Hamilton’s profile was such that he eventually felt the pull of Hollywood, and his group made a notable cameo in “Sweet Smell of Success” in 1957, which starred Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster and also featured Hamilton’s music.
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