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What did Miles Davis play?
The first quintet was made up of
Philly Joe Jones
Bill Evans played the
Who was the pianist on KIND OF BLUE
Bill Evan played the piano and also he...
was a composer in his own right, had an original aproach to chord songs
John Coltrane was a ________ player
"The Quartet" was made up of
The 2nd quintet was made up of
and later Wayne Shorter
Wes Montgomery was a ______player
Wes Montgomery played in a particular style which was..
He played with the thumb, octavoes, he also made a lot of pop records
Thelonius Monk was a
What are the five most important things about Monk?
He was the most widely performed jazz composer after Duke Ellington
Most important tune was "Round Midnight"
Won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 well after his death
What was so important about Monk's style?
He changed the way that we hear jazz with his quirky music and blues.
What was Charles Mingues very outspoken about?
Mingus was a _________ and a ______player
Composer and bass player
what was the name of Mingus's breakthrough album?
Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956)
Why was Mingus so outspoken about civil rights?
because he resented the thought that african americans couldnt be successful in classical music ( he was also talked into switching to bass, from the cello. He is musically trained)
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