Ragtime Poll #3 - Ragtime Pianists I like dick Hyman. james P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake, Scott Joplin, james Scott, etc. Brun Campbell, who is a REAL ragtime pianist. http://www.ragtime.nu/ragpoll03.htm
Extractions: Ragtime Pianists Who is your favourite ragtime pianist? Morten Gunnar Larsen - 20 (22%) Mimi Blais - 16 (18%) Scott Kirby - 7 (7%) David Thomas Roberts 6 (6%) John Arpin 4 (4%) Brian Keenan 3 (3%) Dick Zimmerman 3 (3%) Frank French 1 (1%) Tony Caramia (0%) Other (add comment) 28 (31%) 88 Total votes Period: 2002.09.09 - 2003.01.23 1. Gale Foehner 2. John Gill 3. Mimi Blais Nan Bostick 4. There's more to being a "ragtime pianist" than the ability to play rags. A ragtime pianist is someone with a distinct style that not only colors the way he or she plays rags, but also the way they apply that style to non-ragtime material and convert it to ragtime. Dick Zimmerman is the only pianist on this list that has a firm grasp of this concept. He is the only one that you could transport back in time to years of ragtime's popularity and would be able to fit in well and thrive. Todd Robbins. 5. My vote was for Trebor J Tichenor, who is very even and firmly located in an authentic style 6. Oh, my goodness! How can DTR have no votes at all? He's a close second in my books!
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Extractions: As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld; Donald Lambert, arranger) Lambert, nicknamed "Muffin," "The Lamb" and "Jersey Rocket," was a great pianist who hasn't gotten the credit he deserves for some outstanding work. This arrangement of "As Time Goes By" is a case in point. He challenged and defeated Eubie Blake and Willie "The Lion" Smith in a cutting contest at the Piano Workshop of the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. He once even asked Art Tatum to step into the ring. All of this, without being able to read a single note of music.
Untitled Document Also on the 2 CD is Etudes for Piano and Orchestra in a performance by pianist james dick and the Texas Festival Orchestra, Robert Spano conducting. http://home.dc.rr.com/bglees/newsltr.html
Extractions: Lees Complete Symphonies on CD - Albany Releases Important 2-CD Set Albany Music has released the most important recordings of the music of Benjamin Lees in many years - the first integral recordings of the composer's masterful Symphonies No. 2, 3 and 5 ("Kalmar Nyckel"), performed by Staatsphilharmonic Rheinland-Pfalz, conducted by the composers longtime musical interpreter and close associate, Stephen Gunzenhauser. This joins the acclaimed Naxos recording of the Symphony No. 4 "Memorial Candles", performed by mezzo Kimball Wheeler, violinist James Buswell and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar conducting (Naxos 8.559002). The Albany Records new release catalog for February said the following about the 2-CD set, "Three symphonies and a work for piano and orchestra from one of the great American composers." It is especially appropriate that Stephen Gunzenhauser has recorded these three works, as he has been a strong advocate of Mr. Lees' symphonies, and it was the conductor's Delaware Symphony that commissioned Symphony No. 5 to honor the founding of the city of Wilmington by Swedish immigrants from the ship Kalmar Nyckel. Also on the 2 CD is Etudes for Piano and Orchestra in a performance by pianist James Dick and the Texas Festival Orchestra, Robert Spano conducting. The work, first performed by the Houston Symphony Orchestra with Lawrence Foster conducting, is dedicated to the pianist.
J Is For James - A 70's Kid Interview are big fans of the American pianist Bill Evans. I told james his compositions Summer Dreams and Summer The engineer was the brilliant dick Lewzey, someone I http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/pages/james_clarke.htm
Extractions: J Is For James James Clarke - one of library music's unsung heroes and a man of many talents. 70s Kid focuses the spotlight on a magnificent composer who, until now has remained in the background, and speaks to him about his work. You might not be familiar with the name, but if you have seen the GAP clothing stores famous Khaki A-Go Go television adverts, or if you have caught an episode of Channel 4's current youth oriented game show Boys and Girls then you will be familiar with at least one piece of music by James Clarke. The piece in question is 'Wild Elephants', something he composed in 1973 for the Amphonic music library and originally issued on the first LP in the companies 'Moodsetter/Pacesetter' series of albums. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s he contributed many scores to the libraries of Amphonic, Bruton, Chappell, KPM, Standard and Themes International - a rich, diverse body of work that includes many glorious examples of his innate gifts for melody, harmony and arrangement. A composer blessed with a highly developed sense of beauty, elegance, colour and romance - these qualities define his work and are fundamental to his most beautiful, emotional compositions. One such example is 'Summer Dreams', written for the KPM library in 1976 - a breathtakingly gorgeous piece for orchestra and rhythm section featuring some sublime harmonies, a soaring string melody and graceful, lyrical flugelhorn and electric piano solos. Another is 'Tenderly Yours', also published by KPM, with its arcing alto flute lines and rich, colourful string writing. These pieces are wonderful showcases for the refinement, charm and good taste that are James' musical trademarks, demonstrating his light touch and mastery of orchestration.
A Is For Amphonic (Page One) Syds role was as pianist and arranger. interpretations of several themes from the james Bond series the arrangements of Amphonic composers dick Walter and http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/pages/amphonic-1a.htm
Extractions: A Is For Amphonic 70s Kid takes a look at the famous library music imprint and its founder, and speaks to Amphonics managing director, Ian Dale. Syd Dale - a name instantly familiar with collectors of library, funk and easy listening LPs of the 1960s and 1970s. For those who dont recognize the name, it is very likely they will have been exposed to his work; his music from this period continues to be used extensively on TV and radio. It is also a name intrinsically linked with the Amphonic music library. One of Britains foremost composers and arrangers, Syd founded Amphonic Music over thirty years ago, to provide the TV, film, radio and advertising media with music that covered all bases, produced to the highest possible standards. The companys reputation as one of Britains major suppliers of library music was quickly established with the release of Big Band Sounds Of Today , the first LP Amphonic issued. Its success was helped in no small way by Syds contributions as composer. The first release showcased the qualities that would come to define the Amphonic sound: intricate arrangements, an emphasis on melody and harmony, crystal clear recordings and first class musicianship. (
Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas Recorded on 25th November 1966 in the basement studio of dick james Music at 71, New Oxford Street FELPIN MANSIONS Part Two (The Count and The pianist). http://www.jpgr.co.uk/lyn1145.html
Dick Hyman - Verve Records that got underway in the early 50s, dick Hyman has functioned as pianist, organist, arranger music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, james P. Johnson http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist.aspx?ob=per&srs=prd&aid=6073
Extractions: format this article to print INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL-INSTITUTE AT ROUND TOP . Concert pianist James Dick established the Festival-Institute at Round Top in Fayette County in 1971. Dick, a performer with a distinguished career, was uniquely qualified for the task of creating a campus and organization to operate one of the major musical festivals in the United States. He graduated from the University of Texas with special honors in piano in 1963 and was a student of pianist and pedagogue Dalies Frantz. Following graduation at the University of Texas, he received two Fulbright Fellowships for study at the Royal Academy of Music in London and private study with Sir Clifford Curzon. Dick also was a major prizewinner in the Tschaikovsky, Busoni, and Leventritt international competitions and represented the United States on the juries of the Tschaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Fort Worth. His concert tours take him throughout the United States and abroad each year. qv and its Gothic Revival ceilings and staircases make it a showcase of Texas carpentry. The historic sanctuary of the former Travis Street United Methodist Church of La Grange, built in 1883, was moved to Festival Hill in 1994, for restoration as a center for chamber music, organ recitals, lectures and seminars. The Festival-Institute Museum and Library exhibits its art collections in the Festival Concert Hall and the historic house restorations. The David W. Guion Archives and Americana collection and the Anders and Josephine Oxehufwud Swedish and European Collection, have unique hand-crafted galleries in the Festival Concert Hall. Other facilities have been built to house accommodations, practice, teaching, meeting and seminar rooms for the festival and for year-round programs and conferences.
SMIC Composers Friskin, james (18861967). Born Glasgow. In addition to his work as a composer, he is active as a pianist, organist and conductor. Lee, dick (b 1951). http://www.music.gla.ac.uk/HTMLFolder/Resources/SMIC/html/Composers2.html
Extractions: concert listings, catalogue, and on-line shop. Scottish Music Centre www.scottishmusiccentre.com Many of the composers listed on this page have new home pages, which include dynamically generated lists of works, recordings, and concerts in which their works have been, and will be performed. See: Featured Composers at the Scottish Music Centre Born Aberdeenshire. After working as a journalist during the 1970s and 1980s he took a career change and graduated with honours in composition from Glasgow University in 1995. His work has been performed by the RSNO, SCO, Cappella Nova, Hilliard Ensemble and the organist John Kitchen. Work includes concert, film and theatre music. Recent Accessions More information on Tommy Fowler Born India, educated in Scotland. Studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. After a spell in Ireland he returned to Scotland as an instrumental teacher and freelance trombonist. He began writing seriously in the 1970s for schools and was soon in demand to write pieces for a wide range of both amateur and professional groups. In 1982 he founded Lomond Music which now boasts nearly 200 titles, with a special commitment to producing educational materials. His own works include The Three Perils of Man (Borders Festival, 1991)
Heinekenmusic.com - NO COOKIES In the late stages of her career, she concentrated on reprising her role as concert pianist, playing with more than one hundred Clive james. dick Van Dyke. http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography/phyllis ada_diller.html
A Tribute To Sir George Martin He had hopes of being a classical pianist, but abandoned those plans soon after He was young dick james, who recorded the theme from Robin Hood , which became http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/george.htm
Extractions: So here is a collection of information about him, including a look at some of his recording projects outside the Beatles (because everyone knows what those are, right?). Sir George, thank you! George Martin first joined the Abbey Road studios in 1950. He had hopes of being a classical pianist, but abandoned those plans soon after to try and help build up the Parlophone label. It was shortly after joining the label that he met the woman soon to be his wife, the former Judith Lockhart-Smith, who was working as a secretary there. Despite the label's original emphasis on classical music, Martin cultivated work with comedians, first Peter Ustinov, and later, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. He branched off into jazz bands. One of the singers he recorded during this period was probably his earliest link to the Fab Four. He was young Dick James, who recorded the theme from "Robin Hood", which became a British hit in 1956. James later headed the publishing company that would handle the Beatles' early hits. In 1960, a record by Martin discovery the Temperance Seven, "You're Driving Me Crazy," became the first record Martin produced to hit number one in Britain. The Seven gave him a second top 10 record the same year.
Extractions: Pull bar up for more space then back down to navigate CD/CASSETTE RELEASES FROM SIGGNAL SOUNDS 100 Series - "Perfessor" Bill Edwards Click Any Cover To View Contents C101A - Two Sides of "Perfessor" Bill 20th Anniversary Edition of Bill's first recording now digitally remastered and released with extra cuts not available since 1988. An interesting look back at the "Perfessor" when he was a college student establishing his own niche in the world of ragtime, featuring both classic ragtime and saloon honky-tonk, now on CD also for the first time. CD $15.00 Cassette $10.00 C106A - Rhapsodies in Ragtime Beautiful classic ragtime era tunes that all have some distinct memorable quality about them that set them apart from others of the same era. Included are compositions by Scott Joplin Joseph Lamb , and "Eubie" Blake . Enhanced media with additional information and images. CD $15.00 Cassette $10.00 C107A - Rapid Fire Ragtime Some of the most familiar "barn burners" of Ragtime played in a grand style, with many special arrangements included. Definitely an exciting pianistic roller-coaster ride, including some great Charles L. Johnson
DHaymes dick Haymes was born in Buenas Aires, Argentina, in 1916 ability from his mother who was a noted concert pianist. of his songs to bandleader Harry james, he was http://home.earthlink.net/~jaymar41/DHaymes.html
Extractions: 1949 started out with a brief charter "Bouquet Of Roses" with The Troubadours (#24506), but the next three Decca record releases were huge national hits. "Roomful Of Roses" (#24632)spent five months on the top seller charts, "Maybe It's Because" (#24650) sold almost as well, and "The Old Master Painter" recorded with Sonny Burke's band on #24801. While Haymes starred on record, he also did plenty of network radio. One popular program was "Here's To Romance" with Helen Forrest for CBS, followed by The Dick Haymes Show (also called Everything For The Boys) for Autolite on both CBS and NBC from 1944-1947, The Chesterfield Supper Club for NBC, a stint on Your Hit Parade, and finally a non-singing drama called "I Fly Anything" in 1950. There were still the movie musicals such as "Carnival in Costa Rica", "One Touch of Venus", "Up in Central Park", "All Ashore" and "Cruising Down The River". Although he is now gone, Dick Haymes possessed one of the finest singing voices in the history of American popular music. Many people still marvel at that "great set of pipes" owned by Haymes. Anybody doubting his talent and appeal, just has to give a listen to "I'll Get By" recorded with Harry James on Columbia (#36698) in 1941 and released in 1944. It is a testament to his resonant style and pitch, and is responsible for his being mentioned along with Crosby, Sinatra, Como, and Bennett as the foremost practitioners of his craft. to next page . . . . . . .
Watson then embarked on a successful teaming with 50s R B singerpianist Larry Williams and in the late 70s two gold albums for Watson on the dick james DJM label http://home.earthlink.net/~jaymar41/watson.html
MSN Entertainment - Music: Magic Dick As Jay Geils told AMG, he dick, and Danny Klein jammed with james Cotton, Muddy Junior Wells Play The Blues two tracks that included pianist Joe Liggins http://entertainment.msn.com/artist/?artist=158195
Extractions: The school year of 1957-58, doing graduate work at Stanford, I was happy to be offered a place in trumpeter Robin Hodes' new band in San Francisco. On piano would be Don Ewell, on clarinet Bob Helm; Bill Dart would play drums, and, from the Kid Ory band, Charles Odin on string bass. After warm-up gigs in a couple of small clubs, Robin hustled us a stand at Peggy Tolk-Watkins Tin Angel on the Embarcadero, where I had often gone to hear bands led by Turk or Kid Ory: six nights a week, 9 to 2, union scale. For me this was the big time, for sure, with none of the grief of being leader. Hodes favored black suits, so that was our uniform: ties and jackets at all times. My only black suit would have served me well above the Arctic Circle. I began coming home from the gig three or four pounds lighter than at supper time, and had to start having the suit rush-cleaned every second or third day. Never mind, I was living the life, even if it left me comatose in morning classes. As an undergraduate I had learned to look wide-awake while brain-dead.
Extractions: By early 1959 I was dropping by Pier 23 regularly. Havelock Jerome, the boss there, was said to have been a bookie in a previous life: he certainly gave off powerful intimations of what used to be called "the sporting world." I dont know when he began operating the Pier, or when Burt Bales started playing solo piano there. Before long I was among those being asked to sit in. A fine band pianist, Burt loved to play with other musicians. He drank a lot, but in the years when I knew him it rarely seemed to harm his playing much. He had a drinkers temperament: morose one minute, cheery the next, bitingly critical the one after that.
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