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Jazz

Artistes

Backed on his early recordings (1925-8) by the Hot Five and the Hot Seven (in reality formed from studio session musicians); later (from 1947) by the All Stars; appeared on the cover of Time magazine 1949; biggest hit Hello Dolly (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Took over Bennie Moten's band after his death Click to show or hide the answer
US cornet player, backed on his early recordings by The Wolverines; ravaged by alcoholism, died 1931 in mysterious circumstances (officially of pneumonia) aged 28 Click to show or hide the answer
Biggest hit Take Five; also wrote Blue Rondo a la Turk Click to show or hide the answer
'The King of Hi Di Ho' Click to show or hide the answer
Scottish jazz trombonist, famous for his appearances in The Goon Show, The Black & White Minstrel Show, Play School and Play Away; died in 1997 aged 82 Click to show or hide the answer
Saxophonist associated with Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, also noted for solo albums including Blue Train (1957), My Favorite Things (1961), A Love Supreme (1965); died of cancer (possibly linked to his heroin addiction) 1967, aged 40 Click to show or hide the answer
Birth of the Cool (recorded 1949-50, released 1956), Kind of Blue (1959), In a Silent Way (1969): seminal LPs by Click to show or hide the answer
Sentimental Journey (by Les Brown and his Band of Renown, 1945) was the first big hit for (singer) Click to show or hide the answer
Soda Fountain Rag was the first composition, aged 14, of Click to show or hide the answer
St. Louis Blues (1914): composer Click to show or hide the answer
The Entertainer, Pineapple Rag, Maple Leaf Rag: composer Click to show or hide the answer
Formed his first band in 1941; coined the term 'progressive jazz' to describe his style Click to show or hide the answer
French jazz pianist, famous for his arrangements of the works of J. S. Bach Click to show or hide the answer
Round Midnight: composer Click to show or hide the answer
The Red Hot Peppers were the band of Click to show or hide the answer

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Pinetops Smith was one of the first exponents of Click to show or hide the answer
Style originated by Billy Eckstine or Dizzy Gillespie, played by Charlie ‘Bird' Parker and Thelonius Monk Click to show or hide the answer
The first official million seller; first gold disc (Glenn Miller, 1941) Click to show or hide the answer
New York club where Duke Ellington's band was resident in the late 1920s Click to show or hide the answer
Group formed in the mid–1950s, by pianist Howard Silver and drummer Art Blakey, as a collective of contemporaries; became known as an incubator for young talent Click to show or hide the answer
Formed in 1952: John Lewis (piano, composer), Milt Jackson (vibes), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums) Click to show or hide the answer
Glenn Miller's wife's phone number (apocryphally) Click to show or hide the answer
Improvisational style of singing, using nonsense words and syllables; celebrated exponents include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme and Cab Calloway Click to show or hide the answer
The Chattanooga Choo Choo leaves on Click to show or hide the answer

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