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Harp

Mona-Lynn Courteau

Mona-Lynn Courteau is an academic editor based in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Sheehy

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The harp is broadly defined as a chordophone whose strings are positioned on a plane perpendicular to its soundboard. Harps are found in a wide variety of forms in Africa, Europe, North and South America...

—Englewood Cliffs Studios (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The recording studios at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey were established by sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder in 1959, replacing an earlier facility he had installed in his home in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1953. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s...
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...The jazz output of John Coltrane saw his innovative approach to post-bop forms evolve to express his own take on spirituality. Born in North Carolina in 1926, a series of family deaths in 1938 led him to relocate, with his mother...

Quartet

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In popular music, a quartet is an ensemble made up of four musicians, four singers or a mixture of instrumentalists and singers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which quartet formats are determined by the demands of a written score...

Free Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Very few musicians can fairly be said to have single-handedly created a new jazz style, one that was radically different from the styles in which others were playing at the time. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is among the handful of musicians...

Modal Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Modal jazz is a form of jazz that flourished in the late 1950s and 1960s, mainly among an elite group of players based in New York, before achieving wider diffusion from circa 1970 onwards as a central technique in jazz-rock and other...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

Hardbop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Hardbop was an influential jazz style that emerged in the 1950s. Growing out of 1940s bebop, it was noted for rhythmic, melodic and harmonic intensity, and the incorporation of new grooves into jazz. Hardbop contributed to and overlapped...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...