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—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...

Trumpets and Cornets

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Trumpets and cornets are the highest-pitched modern brass instruments, all of which are lip-vibrated aerophones – that is, instruments in which a vibration is produced within the air column by means of air blown between the player’s lips...

Mutes

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...

Berimbau

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Brazilian berimbau de barriga, or simply berimbau, is a gourd-resonated, braced musical bow of African origin. The instrument consists of a 4’-5’ (1.2 m-1.5 m) branch of biriba, bamboo, oak or other wood bent into an arc. The bow...

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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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Alcohol and music-making have long been associated with each other in Western cultures. In the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, the consumption of alcoholic beverages was an integral part of such calendric festivals as May Day...

Cymbal

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction One of the most ancient of instruments, dating back some 5,000 years, the cymbal is a round ‘plate’ made of bronze that can be used in pairs, which are crashed together, or mounted individually on a stand and struck...

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Rock music was flying off in every direction, just as America...

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...Through the second half of the twentieth century, few individuals have personified jazz as thoroughly as Miles Davis. Born in Illinois in 1926, Davis came from a prominent family led by his father, a dentist. A music teacher patient of his...

Azeri Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Azeri ( Azerbaijani) jazz is a topic of two parts. One involves jazz in Azerbaijan, its history, performing practices and styles, and social networks – all defined by the Soviet official repudiation of jazz and by local...

Horn (French Horn)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The horn (French horn), like most brass instruments, has its heritage in Western art music. Descended from animal horns, conches and other lip-blown signaling devices, its circular shape and predominantly conical tubing eventually separated...