Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Charles Mingus documentary: “Mingus On Mingus”

MINGUS ON MINGUS PROJECT

The feature-length documentary is the journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of the grandfather he never knew. Surrounded by controversy for his polemic actions and his unpredictability, the enigmatic figure of his grandfather became a jazz icon. The documentary opens doors to unknown facets of a composer who left one of the largest musical legacies of 20th Century American music. It is the path of his grandson, looking at the life of his grandfather through the eyes of those he touched and inspired, and through the locations where he lived and composed his art. The film rediscovers both, the man and the artist: Charles Mingus.

There are many perspectives of my grandfather that have not had a place in defining his legacy… I am seeking them out to understand him beyond myth, fable or a singular vision of his work. We have begun to create a platform where we can use the ideals of jazz in the art of making a film                                        

– Kevin Ellington Mingus.

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Introduction to jazz styles

Jazz styles

First, let’s  say something about jazz: “Jazz is a primarily American musical art form which originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style’s West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note.” … continue reading this entry.

A history of jazz before 1930.

The red hot jazz archive

Great archive with great musicians, biographies, discographies, short jazz films and jazz music before 1930.

“The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. It combined elements of Ragtime, marching band music and Blues. What differentiated Jazz from these earlier styles was the widespread use of improvisation, often by more than one player at a time. … continue reading this entry.

Jazz blog from Croatia

Jazz blog Croatia

JazzyBell blog is jazz blog from Croatia. It’s about jazz, jazz music and jazz musicians.  The authors of the blog are the jazz musicians who form a band named JazzyBell.  … continue reading this entry.

Old time jazz online

Old time jazz

Old time jazz online is one of the cool sites where you can find more than 20.000 jazz old tunes. “You may search any record with indicating the beginning of the word of your interest.” … continue reading this entry.

Welcome To JazzSpot Blog

JazzSpotWelcome to JazzSpot!
Blog about jazz music, musicians and other content related to music. … continue reading this entry.