Blue Note Records Showcase - Hard Bop & Beyond. Formed in 1939 by Alfred Lion & Max Margulis, the label is resurgent under new label head Don Was & for over 70 years still continues to remain pivotal in all matters jazz. Hard Bop & Beyond is the title of this, our next Blue Note Records Showcase. Mike Chadwick is spoilt for choice as he sets about delivering five hard-bop gems, two iconic compositions and one “jaw-droppingly beautiful ballad”. He’s not wrong either.
Geri Allen, Brilliantly Expressive Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 60 Geri Allen, a widely influential jazz pianist, composer and educator who defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.
Art Blakey at drum kit. RESEARCH by DdO:) MOST #POPULAR RE-PINS- http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/drums-drumming-joy/ - Guru of hard bop (1919-1990) began with piano lessons at school; by 7th grade playing full-time, leading commercial band. Famous drumming technique was frequent, high volume snare w bass drum accents. 1955, "Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers" formed- hard, funky, bluesy, emphasizing rhythmic & harmonic essence. 1956, founder Silver left band, & Blakey became…