Top 5 Jazzy Love song

1) frankie Valli – can’t take my eyes off of you (This is the most amazing love song ever! When you listen to it you feel something is moving inside. If you are in love you think about him/her, if you are not you try to find someone because this song totally encourages you to love somebody!) Here is the video!

2) Nat King Cole –  L O V E ( I guess this is one of the best songs ever to tell how much you love him/her. This song is a true definition of the word love!)  Here is the video!

3) Elvis Presley – I want you, I need you, I love you (With this song you can express your feelings sincerely and accurately! Because the lyrics makes you feel that you wrote it to him/her!) Here is the video!

4) Etta James – At Last (You waited so long to find a true love and eventually find the perfect one? You think with life is like a song with love? This song is just for you!) Here is the video!

5) Ray Charles – Crying time (If you loved someone and had to break up because of the circumstance this song is just for you! When she walks out the door the crying time starts and when it starts you gotta listen to Ray singing for you) Here is the video!

Well, which one is your favorite?

Robbie Williams Live at The Albet Hall

Robbie Williams always says that he was a huge fan of swing music moreover swing music had a big impact in his life. I’m sure that you all know his album called Swing When You’re Winning, he tributed some legendary stars like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The album contains from the songs that he sang in Albert Hall. Some of the songs are ‘Things’, ‘Somewhere beyond the sea’, ‘Somethin’ stupid’ and ‘It was a very good year’.

When I was watching the show I really felt that Robbie Williams loved what he was doing in the stage. He is always sincere when he sings his own songs, however, this time he was tributing Frank Sinatra and he was even more sincere, it was easy to notice.

Furthermore, I can say that the atmosphere was amazingly classy. The stage, the orchestra and even the audience was so fierce. And you can easily feel yourself that you are watching a show in 1930s.

To sum up, if you like listening to swing music this is a total music feast for you!

Some performances from the concert!

My Way

Things

I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen

It was a very good year

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé (born 9 September 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian crooner. While achieving modest chart success in the United States, his 2003 self-titled Michael Bublé album has reached the top ten in Canada, the UK and Australia. In 2004, a live album and video Come Fly With Me (2004) was listed on the Billboard music video charts and reached Australia’s top 40 album charts. He reached commercial success in the USA with It’s Time. Michael Bublé is of Italian descent. Now he’s dating the argentinian actress and singer Luisana Lopilato.

Michael Bublé’s introduction to the music of the swing era came to him through his grandfather, who filled his grandson’s ears with the sounds of The Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and others. As Bublé eagerly absorbed the recordings, he began to realize that he wanted to be a singer and that this style of music, virtually foreign to his own generation, was what he wanted to perform.

Facts About the Saxophone

    History

  1. The first saxophone was created in the 1840s by Belgian Adolphe Sax. Over time, extra keys were added and fingerings changed.
  2. Materials

  3. While the saxophone is made out of brass, it is classified as a woodwind instrument because it produces sound through a reed, instead of through the player’s lips as with a trumpet.
  4. Types

  5. There are many types of saxophones, from the foot-long “soprillo” to the gigantic subcontrabass. The most widely known type of saxophone, however, is the alto saxophone.
  6. Uses

  7. The saxophone first gained popularity in military marching bands. It is now best known as the main instrument in jazz ensembles. The saxophone is also popular in ska music.
  8. Players

  9. Famous jazz saxophone players include Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Stan Getz.

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Facts About Jazz Music

    Features

  1. Jazz is a hybrid form of music that fuses together African rhythms, American blues, European chamber music and the more complex elements of pop music, such as shifting time signatures and melodies.
  2. History

  3. The city of New Orleans calls itself “the birthplace of jazz,” but there is some controversy surrounding this claim, as Kansas City and Chicago have similar claims.
  4. Etymology

  5. No one has ever found the original source of the word “jazz,” but it was used as a non-musical slang slang term in America prior to being used to describe the style of music.
  6. Improvisation

  7. The element of improvisation is a major component of jazz, more so than in any other form of popular music, and musicians often start a tune with only a key and time signature from the bandleader.
  8. Types

  9. There are many sub-genres of jazz, from the early ragtime and swing to bebop, cool and west coast jazz and the later transmutations of acid, rock, free and dub jazz styles.
  10. Fun Fact

  11. When asked what the definition of jazz was, Louis Armstrong famously replied, “If you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know.”

Roaring Twenties & Arts and Literature

The Jazz Age and Louis Armstrong (The 1920’s)

The Roaring Twenties was alternatively known as The Jazz Age. This “movement” in which jazz music grew in popularity by immense standards in the U.S., also influenced other parts of the world. Following World War I, around 500,000 African Americans in search of better employment opportunities moved to the northern part of the United States. With them, they brought their culture and in New York, the start of the Harlem Renaissance. During this period of time, the works of African Americans in fields such as writing and music escalated. Styles of music including Dixieland and blues became popular as well.

The Charleston, a lively dance with origins in South Carolina and African American styles, became immensely popular. The dance, which can be done solo, with two, or in a group, received attention after being shown in Runnin’ Wild, a 1923 musical. One man, John Giola, from New York managed to do the Charleston for 22 hours and 30 minutes! This particular dance was introduced to Europeans in 1925. Other dances of the era included the Cake-Walk, the Turkey Trot, the Black Bottom, and the Bunny Hug. With the increased popularity of dances, events such as dance marathons were also created.

Throughout the 1920’s many people took an interest in music. They owned pianos, played sheet music, and listened to records.

One name, arguably one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time, is worth mentioning. Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901 – 1971), from New Orleans, Louisiana, displayed his amazing talents as a trumpeter, cornet player, and singer during the Jazz Age. He studied and played with a famed cornet player named Joseph “King Oliver” Oliver (1885 – 1938). Afterwards, he became a member of Fletcher Henderson’s group.

In 1925, “Satchmo,” who had learned to play cornet at the age of twelve, started The Hot Fives. The band would later gain two more musicians and was appropriately renamed The Hot Sevens. His wife, Lil, was also a member of the group and played the piano. The following year, Armstrong recorded “Heebie Jeebies”. “Pops” did not restrict his talents to just music, however. He also starred in films such as Pennies from Heaven. He continued working in the last three years of his life, most of which was spent in hospitals. He died at home on July 6, 1971.

Some of the many great artists of that time also included Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974), Joseph “King Oliver” Oliver (1885 – 1938), Bessie Smith (1894? – 1937), Benny Goodman (1909 – 1986), and Ma Rainey.

 
Adolf Hitler’s Book, Mein Kampf, is Published (1925)
In July of 1925, Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) issued his autobiography. The book, entitled Mein Kampf or My Struggle, would have a second volume in 1926; the People’s Edition appeared in 1930. The book, written while Hitler was imprisoned early in his career, reflected his hatred of Jews, and his belief that Germans were a superior race. Outside of Germany the book was not given much notice, a fact the Allies would soon regret.Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Austria. He served time in Germany’s armed forces during World War I as a political spy and became a decorated corporal. He served as leader of the German Workers’ Party, which would later be renamed the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party. In 1933, he came to power as chancellor of the Third Reich. Despite Hitler’s doing away with democracy, the people of Germany applauded his efforts, for they were weary of the depressed state of affairs that followed Germany’s defeat in World War I. After involving his country in a costly second world war, geared to make it the predominant world power, Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945.
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Publishes The Great Gatsby (1925)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940), an American writer and screenwriter, was born on September 24, 1896, and published his book The Great Gatsby in 1925. His first novel, This Side of Paradise had been made available to the public in 1920. His writings often portrayed people who became successful in the social and financial worlds, but did not share the same prosperity in their morals. As a perfect reference to the times, Fizgerald married a flapper named Zelda Sayre. Before his death in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, his many writings included over 150 stories and 5 novels.
 
A. A. Milne Publishes Winnie the Pooh (1926)
In October of 1926, British writer Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956), published Winnie the Pooh. Prior to this work, A. A. Milne had also written plays and novels such as Mr. Pim Passes By and The Red House Mystery. For children he created When We Were Very Young in 1924. This was the book in which Winnie-the-Pooh (then Our Teddy Bear or Edward Bear) first appeared. Milne also featured his young son, Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, and their friends in other works: Now We Are Six and The House at Pooh Corner. All of Milne’s work for children has been considered classic. His characters are still widely popular to this day and have been portrayed in many forms such as movies and toys. Alan Alexander Milne was born to John and Sarah Milne on January 18, 1882, in London. He passed away on January 31, 1956.
 
Agatha Christie Disappears and Reappears (1926)
England
In December of 1926, the English writer Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1891 – 1976) was discovered to be missing. Despite the fact that she was later located at a hotel, the reason for the mystery-writer’s disappearance was never determined. Christie’s mysteries often featured Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, who were two detectives. Agatha Christie had a highly successful career, receiving the 1954 – 1955 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in honor of her Witness for the Prosecution. It was made into a movie in 1957.
 
The Jazz Singer Becomes the First Talkie (1927)
USA
The first film featuring spoken words was The Jazz Singer. Warner Brothers produced the talkie in 1927. Al Jolson (1886 – 1950), who was later in The Singing Fool, spoke the first words. In the previous year, the company had created a film with music. In 1928, Warner Brothers moved film making a step further. The Lights of New York became the first film to feature speech throughout the entire movie. The arrival of talkies hurt many silent film stars, but others like Charlie Chaplain were able to continue their work.
 
Quick Facts
• American writer Sinclair Lewis, or Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951), publishes Main Street. (1920)
• Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894 – 1963) publishes Crome Yellow, his first novel. (1921)
• James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882 – 1941) introduces his novel, Ulysses. (1922)
• Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) writes music for Les Noces, a ballet. (1923)
• T.S. Eliot (1888 – 1965), or Thomas Stearns Eliot, publishes The Waste Land, a free verse poem. (1922)
• In New York, George Gershwin’s (1898 – 1937) Rhapsody in Blue is performed. (1924)
• Harold Ross founds the New Yorker. (1925)
• Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 – 1961) publishes his book, The Sun Also Rises. (1925)
• Gerorge Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. (1925)
• In Leningrad, Dimitri Shostakovich’s First Symphony is performed. (1926)
• Maurice Joseph Ravel (1875 – 1937), a French composer, writes Bolero, an orchestral piece. (1927)
• Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) presents Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, a cartoon complete with sound. Disney provided the voice of the soon-to-be famous mouse. (1928)
• Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 – 1961) publishes A Farewell to Arms. (1929)
• Charlie Chaplain (1889 – 1977) stars in The Kid, his first full-length film. Other notable actors at the time included Douglas Fairbanks (1883 – 1939) and Mary Pickford (1893 – 1979).

 

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Top 10 Jazz Albums of All Time

Kind of Blue -Miles Davis

Yes it is probably the number one selling jazz album of all time. Some say it IS the best jazz album of all time. Did you know the musicians didn’t even rehearse for the recording session? Miles just showed up to the Blue Note session with some melodies and chords and proceeded to record each song in one take… that’s how Miles liked to do it… he wanted everything to be spontaneous. Needless to say, everyone played brilliantly. There was so much talent and feeling that there was just no need for more takes. The songs consist of simple melodies and there is so much space yet also deep emotion. It is a pleasure to listen to and feel this album.

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane A Love Supreme -John Coltrane

This album completely changed the jazz world in 1965 and even today it’s effects can be found in many musical styles, not just jazz. Coltrane evolves from the extremely complex and dense harmonic language he had mastered with Miles Davis and Monk and just played with pure, raw passion. The four songs on this album are simultaneously filled emotions of anger, joy, sadness, ecstasy, tragedy and triumph. I know of many different types of artists such as writers or painters who use this album to inspire energy and passion from within themselves for their own personal art. This album also inspired a revolution in Coltrane’s playing as he played with this same organic raw intensity for the rest of his life.

Time Out, Dave Brubeck Time Out -Dave Brubeck

This was the first instrumental jazz album to sell over a million copies. ‘Take Five’ was even a number one hit on Billboard’s charts which is a serious feat for any jazz song (and any song in 5/4!). Brubeck uses the rhythmic influences from Eastern Europe to create a very new sound in jazz. The complex rhythms he uses sound very natural and are easy to listen to, probably the reason for his success. This one is guaranteed to please and intrigue it’s listeners.

Ellington at Newport, Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport -Duke Ellington

Here’s a historic concert that has a wonderful background story… It was 1956 and many big bands were failing because of the rise of bebop and modern small group jazz. So at the 3rd annual Newport Jazz Festival, Ellington tried hard to please the crowd with new suites and new arrangements, but the crowd was very sedated as usual. Then finally on a two section song, Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue, Duke had the two sections connect with a sax solo by Paul Gonzalves and him told to play the solo as long as wanted to. He usually only took a couple choruses but this time Gonzalves took a 27 chorus solo that eventually had the crowd off it’s feet and dancing! This changed the face of jazz solos and as well as gave Duke some new found success. Duke’s band continued in this popularity for 18 more years.

Concert by the Sea, Errol Garner Jazz at Massey Hall -Charlie Parker

This album often appears reissued under the name “The Greatest Concert Ever”. It is an all star lineup of Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. These guys were all involved in the creation of bebop about 15 years before this concert date (1953) and thus were all seasoned veterans by the time of the concert. Also this was the only time these five would record together and everyone plays amazingly. A lot of earlier bebop recordings suffered from sound quality but this one sounds very good for a live concert.

Headhunters, Herbie Hancock Headhunters -Herbie Hancock

When I first heard this album I felt I had finally found that perfect “sound” I had been searching for my whole life. Some critics and pure acoustic jazz-heads say this album is not jazz, but I beg to differ. Others do too, this album was so popular that it quickly sold over a million copies after it’s release in 1973. It’s simple, funky, extremely enjoyable, and AMAZING! Listen to it over and over for maximum satisfaction.

Blue Train, John Coltrane Blue Train -John Coltrane

Recorded in 1957, this album was Coltrane’s first album as a leader. It’s very interesting to hear how Coltrane was playing before he started heading to the freer, passionate playing that he evolved to in the 60’s. Did you know that ten years earlier, Coltrane was considered just a mediocre player? He studied with others and performed SO MUCH with Miles. He was known to constantly practice after gigs late into the night to become the player he was on this album… and he continually improved after this recording! I love this album because it has such a solid, classic jazz sound with great musicians and great originals by Coltrane himself.

Getz/Gilberto Getz/Gilberto -Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto

So Herbie Hancock won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2008, the last jazz album to win the award was this one in 1965. It created the bossa nova craze in the United States and is one of the best selling jazz records of all time. Stan Getz, Joao and Astrud Gilberto are extremely graceful and intimate as they float along through this wonderful material composed by the famous Antonio Carlos Jobim. I think the best word to describe this album is relaxing.

Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus

Mingus Ah Um -Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus had a way of making his bands sound lush, original, and of course swing like crazy. This album features many tribute songs to former jazz legends that are guaranteed to get your foot tapping and your fingers snapping! Also there are some amazing ballads filled with highly colorful and emotional horn arrangements. I love to listen to and jam the song Fables of Faubus, a track dedicated to the infamous former governor of Arkansas who took a stand against integration in schools in 1957, the music says it just right.

Concert by the Sea, Errol Garner Concert by the Sea -Errol Garner

Errol Garner is a beast. This may be because he can’t read a note of written music and therefore must rely on his hearing to guide him to what sounds good. Well he certainly knows what that is because this album is incredibly interesting both harmonically and rhythmically. His left hand swings so hard that it really is on another level of most all pianists. He is technically fluent and plays extremely extravagant arrangements of many well-loved standards like Autumn Leaves and I’ll Remember April. 

 

http://www.thejazzresource.com/top_25_jazz_albums.html

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Օսմանեան Պետութեան շրչանին Ամէրիկաի արաչին Հայկակն գաղթերը Բողաքական առաքեալներու կողմէ եղաւ: Ամէրիկա մէչ գտնուող Բողաքական Եկեղեցիները , միւս կրօնքներուն հէտ միասին աշխատելու որոշում տուին: Այս պէս ով Բողաքական առաքեալները Անատօլու գացին: ( Այս պէս ով Հայերը Բողաքական ըլլալու ըսկսին):Այս առաքեալները Անատօլու մէչ 9 հատ դպրոց բացան: Այս դպրոցներեն շրջանաւարտ եղողները իր ուսումներուն շարունակելու համար Ամէրիկա գացին (1980)։ 1870 ներուն վերչը եկող գաղդականները մասնաւորապէս հարբուդի կողմերեն են։ Ամէրիկա եղող ℅90 ամութի էր։ 1885 ին Նէւ Եօրքին մէչ առաչին հայ դպրոցը բացին: Այս դպրոցներուն անունը «ՎՕՏԻՔԵԱՆ եւ ՎԱՏՈՒՔԵԱՆ» եր: Առաչին լրագիրներուն անունը «Արէկաք»եր(1888): Ուսումի համար եկողներերը մեծամասնութիւնը Նէւ Եօրք, դրամի համար եկողներերուն մեծամասնութիւնը Վօրսեսթերին կը տեղաւորուին։1883-ին Ամէրիկաին առաչին մեծ Հայկակն գաղթը Քալիֆօրնեա մէչ եղաւ: Ամէրիկական արձանագրութիւններուն նայելով կրնաք ըսել,1845 թուականին Ամէկաիկա մէչ 20 հատ, 1870 թուականին 70 հատ հայ կար:Այս հայերը նոյն տեղերուն աշխատելու¸ նոյն տեղերուն ապրելու կարեւորութիւն կու տային:Այս տեղերուն մէջ պզտիկ հայ խանութներ կար:Օրինակ: պտղավաճարներ¸սրճարաներ եւլն։Մինչեւ  1890 թուականերուն Ամէրիկա մէչ ապրող հայերուն թիւը 2000, 1900 թուականերուն 15-20 հազարի չափ եղաւ։ 1904 թուականին տնտեսական   պատճարներով Ռուսիա են Ամէրիկա գաղթեր սկսաւ:1899-1924 թուականերուն Ռուսիա են 3,500 Հայ Ամէրիկա գացին:Նոյն թուականերուն Օսմանեան Պետութեան մէչ ապրող Հայեր են 51,950 հոգի Ամէրիկա գնաց։1880-1896 թուականերուն գացող Հայերը դրամի համար կ՛երթային:1880 ներուն մօտաւորապէս 1000 հատ Հայ Վօրսէսթերին մէջ առաջին Հայ Եկեղեցին շինեցին(18.01.1881):Այս Հայերուն մեծամասնութիւնը Անքլիերեն չեր գիտեր եւ գիշերները դասերուն կ՛երթային:Այս պէսով հոն ապրող Հայերը կամաց կամաց իր Հայութիւները կորսունցնելու սկսան:1970 ներուն Ամէրիկա մէչ ապրող Հայերուն թուականը 350,00-400,00 եկազեր:Այս օր 1000.000 չափ Հայ կայ Ամէրիկա մէչ: 

 

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