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Reed Section

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A reed section is the part of a jazz orchestra or big band that is constituted of woodwind instruments – generally saxophones, clarinets and flutes. The term was not used to describe the woodwinds of the symphony orchestra, but came...

Stan Kenton

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...As a pioneer of progressive jazz, the work of Stan Kenton transformed the fundamental trajectory of jazz through the 1970s and in the process he became one of the form’s pivotal cult figures. He was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1911...

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...

Third Stream

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Third Stream was the name given to an idiom that developed in the 1950s out of attempts to integrate techniques of jazz improvisation and those of classical composition. In the early to mid-1950s, many West Coast and cool jazz musicians...

—Capitol Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The founders of Capitol Records in Los Angeles in 1942 were notable participants in the popular music business: songwriter/performer Johnny Mercer, Paramount Pictures executive (and member of the noted songwriting team De Sylva, Brown...

West Coast Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...West Coast jazz was a term used in the popular media of 1950s and 1960s to refer to what was perceived as a distinctively Californian approach to jazz. California had been closely linked to jazz since its earliest days, with both San...

Progressive Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘ Progressive jazz’ generally refers to a school of jazz composition and arranging from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s, though this period could easily be extended back to the late 1930s and on through the late 1950s. Works...

Plains States (Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Kansas – 2,688, 418 (2000); Nebraska – 1,711,263 (2000); Oklahoma – 3,450,654 (2000) The states of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma form part of the Great Plains region between the Mississippi River and the foothills...

Latin Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin jazz is a genre of music that blends United States jazz performance, instrumentation and aesthetics with Cuban popular and sacred music percussion instruments, rhythms and improvisation styles. While the term can designate a broad...