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jazz bebop charlie parker dizzy gillespie
Who was the piano player at the club where Charlie Parker washed dishes to earn extra money when he first came to NYC?
What club in Harlem began to attract some of the most adventuresome and dissatified people in jazz in the years 1939-1940?
The house band at Minton's included 2 brillant young innovators:
Kenny Clarke and Thelonius Monk
What great trumpet player "cut" the great swing era trumpet palyers Roy Eldridge at Minton's?
Gillespie had a lifelong fasination with:
Theory and composition
What is ironic about Gillespie's nickname Dizzy?
No one's approach to Bop was intellectual than his
One of the first swing bands Dizzy worked for in NYC was
In 1940, what alto sax player from KC started being heard in NYC?
Parker was born in
1920 and raised in KC
After a serious car wreck which killed his best friend, Charlie Parker became hooked on:
Playing with the Jay McShann band, Parker got his distinctive nickname:
Along with speed, Parker played the sax, another dimension to his playing was Parker's sax tone. It was:
Hard and brittle: a sound devoid of pity
In 1942, Bird left Jay McShann's band to join what band?
What trumpet player did he meet in the Hines band, that together, they would change the face of jazz?
Why, at first, and at least through 1942 and 1944, did Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's playing remain a secret?
The recording ban forbid musicians from making records.
On November 26, 1945 Bird and Diz went into the recording studio and recorded one of the greatest of the Bop recordings called:
This recording was really the first recording that:
unleashed Parker to the jazz world
What was the "new plague" confronting black communities after the war?
Some musicians promoting the "new music" felt the time was right to:
free jazz from the tyranny of popular taste
The only thing that would matter in the "new music" was a musician's:
ability to read music
ability to get along with white musicians
The singular genius who came to epitomize the "new music" was
The "innovations" of the new music came at a great cost as:
Black and white audiences found other music to dance
The end of WWII marked the beginning of the end for:
the swing bands
While stranded in LA Parker recorded several records on his own for the
Dial Record label
One of the tunes recorded on Parker's LA session was "Lover Man" and upon its release Parker said the recording should be:
Stomped to the ground
After a complete mental breakdown in LA due to alcohol and drug addictionand setting his hotel room on fire Parker was:
Committed to Camarillo state mental hospital.
Why did Dizzy Gillespie put together his on Bop big band?
He wanted to show the world that Bop could be as entertaining and danceable as swing music
The man who was the biggest "mentor" to Bop musicians was:
Became the public face of Bop
Parker lived with a dancer named:
Charlie Parker once said about using and being addicted to Heroin:
You can get it out of your body but you can't get it out of your brain
Jazz and great jazz soloists retreated to:
night club and places too small for dancing
The kind of jazz where musicians played to entertain themselves appearsafter the war at:
The "new music" was called:
BeBop was as much
evolutionary as it was revolutionary
Dizzy Gillespie became:
Bop's finest teacher and biggest champion
Charlie Parker had been addicted to heroin since the age of:
Charlie Parker's source for heroin when he came to LA was the proprietor of a shoe shine stand. This man's name was:
Moose the Mooche
When dancers heard Bop they would:
just stand around the bandstand and gawk
Who was the gifted young trumpet player playing with Bird at the Three Deuces?
Critics dubbed the "new music" as Be Bop. What did Parker and Gillespie think of the word?
In May of 1949 Parker and a group of jazz musicians went to Paris for one of the first:
international jazz festivals
In his life Parker never:
recorded for a major label
After his trip to Paris, he put together a group which would eventually be his best selling record. It was called:
Charlie Parker with Strings
What club opened in New York dedicated to Bop and named after CharlieParker?
One of the most influential and talented Be-Boppers who brought the piano into the realm of modern jazz was:
The female singer who made her mark in modern jazz was:
What pianist loved Bop but hated the corrupting influence of drugs?
Bop seemed to align itself with a "hip" movement in the 50's known as:
What Bop musician once dismissed Louis Armstrong as a "has been"?
When Parker was buried in his home town of Kansas City his Motherordered that:
No jazz be played at the funeral
By the time of his death, his followers were covering the walls in GreenwichVillage with the slogan:
What swing band leader referred to Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker as "musical communists?"
What event happens to Charlie Parker which seems to be the singular event which "pulls the rug out from under him" and sends him on his las tdownward spiral?
Death of his daughter Pree
What did the manager of Birdland do when Bird got drunk and tried to fire the band?
Fired Bird instead
What do Bird do with Jackie Mclean's horn that made Jackie very angry?
He pawned it.
The medical examiner estimated Charlie Parker's age at the time of his death at between
55 and 60 years old.
In reality, Bird died when he was
34 years old.
Dizzy Gillespie was born:
In 1917 in Cheraw, SC
Was the first to bring Latin rythmns into jazz
On the tune Ko-Ko
Dizzy played trumpet and piano. Not Miles or Bud Powell or Argonne Thorton
Charlie Parker Died
March 12, 1955
Reason Bebop hurt jazz
1. Less appeal than swing
2. Scarcity of singers in modern jazz
3. Ratio of improvisation greater in modern jazz
4. Too complicated