Extractions: A TO Z: A SELECTION This document contains a selection of musicians, from all times and all places, for whom the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music includes entries. The entries in the Dictionary themselves range in length from a paragraph to five or more pages. Use this alphabet to jump to a particular letter: A B C D ... Z ABSIL , Jean (b. Bon-Secours, Hainaut, Belgium, 1893; d. Brussels, 1974). Composer. ACUFF, Roy (Claxton) (b. Maynardville, Tenn., 1903; d. Nashville, 1992). Country-and-western singer, fiddler, songwriter, and publisher. ADDERLY, Cannonball [Julian Edwin] (b. Tampa, 1928; d. Gary, Ind., 1975). Jazz alto saxophonist and leader of small groups. ADORNO, Theodor W(iesengrund) (b. Frankfurt am Main, 1903; d. Visp, Switzerland, 1969). Philosopher and writer on music. ANDERSON, Laurie (b. Chicago, 1947). Composer and performer. ANDERSON, Marian (b. Philadelphia, 1897; d. Portland, Ore., 1993). Contralto. ANDREWS, LaVerne,
Otto vn), David Martin (pn), Isadore Langlois (gt), paul Cordonnier (sb one photo the bandstudies over mercers shoulder The violinist on that session is not South http://www.abar.net/south.html
Extractions: Metronome Metronome (Oct 45. 24): "Feature WOR Recording Studios 1440 Broadway, New York 18: So many small record companies recorded at WOR that WOR decided it should get some of the gravy more directly, and produced this label of its own. Early in its career it recorded Jan Garber. More recently it made a session looking toward a full album by Eddie South." These unreleased recordings for an album that may never have been completed are unlocated and may not be extant.
The College Hill Independent . by Ben mercer and Alex Provan two men guitarist and occasional banjo man NickZammuto, a Massachusetts native, and violinist/celloist paul de Jong http://www.brown.edu/Students/INDY/article_old.php?id=179_4_4
Town Topics Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540; or Trinity Church, 33 mercer Street, Princeton Shewas the first violinist in the Montclair Community Orchestra, a paul s Church http://www.towntopics.com/jul0903/obits.html
Extractions: Nathaniel Burt Anthony Carbone Ettore Cifelli George D. Girgis ... Virginia F. Wageman Nathaniel Burt Nathaniel Burt, 89, of Princeton, died July 1. A longtime Princeton resident, he was a noted composer and author of such best-selling social histories as The Perennial Philadelphians and First Families. He was born on the Bar BC Ranch, one of Jackson Hole Wyoming's first dude ranches, which had been founded by his parents, the authors Struthers Burt and Katherine Newlin Burt. He grew up in the shadow of the Grand Tetons before moving east for his education. At the age of 8 he was en- rolled as a boarding student at St. James School in Maryland, from which he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He attended Princeton University, Class of 1936, New York University, and the Mannes School of Music. After Pearl Harbor in 1941, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on several ships in the Pacific. He was discharged in 1945 after attaining the rank of Senior Grade Lieutenant. At the end of the war, he returned to Princeton where he received a master's degree in music at Princeton University in 1949. He then taught music at Princeton University and Westminster Choir College. He composed ballet, choral, orchestral, and piano music, and began a productive writing career. Two books of poetry including Rooms in a House were published by Scribner's in 1947 and edited by Maxwell Perkins.
Town Topics 8 pm Festival of Faiths Recital, with paul Winter and 8 pm Deathtrap ; Kelsey Theatre,mercer County Community 8 pm violinistComposer Mark O Connor and The http://www.towntopics.com/feb1804/events.html
Extractions: BACK ISSUES Noon: Drumthwacket Tour. Every Wednesday. Reservation required; call (609) 683-0591. 12:30 p.m.: Organ recital; Princeton University Chapel. 8 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers; Suzanne Patterson Center. 12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Recital, Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet in G Minor; Niles Chapel, Nassau Presbyterian Church. 8 p.m.: Solo Flights Festival, The Man Who Danced with Marlene Dietrich ; Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton. 8 p.m.: Footloose ; Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. 8 p.m.: Concert, with pianist John O'Conor; Richardson Auditorium. 8 p.m.: The Way of the World ; Studio Theater, The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. 8 p.m.: Night of the Assassins ; Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Also Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. 8 p.m.: Festival of Faiths Recital, with Paul Winter and Danny Maseng; Princeton University Chapel. 8 p.m.: Aristophanes'
Tin Pan Alley - Part 1 ABOUT UNCLE REMUS, THE SONG OF THE SOUTH, GAVE US ZIPA-DEE-DOO-DAH, WHICH WASA HIT FOR JOHNNY mercer. THE HOT CANARY WAS COMPOSED BY violinist paul NERO http://www.wrkf.org/tinpan6.html
Jazz Canadiana - Picks over time, jazz giants like paul Chambers, Tommy Flanagan Legendary violinist JoeVenuti is joined here by session put together by Johnny mercer, an undertaking http://www.jazzcanadiana.on.ca/PPApr01.htm
Extractions: The New York Times called the World Saxophone Quartet "The most original and important group to emerge since John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman redefined the art of group improvisation in the late 50's. Originally the group consisted of David Murray, Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett and Oliver Lake, all competent and established musicians in their own right. The WSQ began performing as a group in 1976. Since then they were voted best jazz group in Playboy's Reader's Poll, and have been consistent in the top group listings in the Downbeat's Annual Critics Poll. The WSQ is a free Jazz Ensemble that has managed to attract and maintain a large and diverse following and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Japan and Europe captivating audiences with their artistry, breadth of repertoire and diversity of compositional material. This new release "The New Chapter", the sixth recording on the Justin Time label, marks 25 years, and a creation of more than 20 recordings. This is, indeed a fine recording by the masters of free spirit and the avante-garde. Their best offering for quite some time, and is highly deserving of a place in everyone's collection. There are seven tunes on this CD, most are original compositions by members of the group. The exception being, the traditional "Goin' Home", a tune attributed to the classical composer Dvorak. David Murray included the composition mainly because of it's importance to black people, as their hymn of choice. Murray's haunting tenor solo of sombre lines, and solemn tones, truly indicates the compositions significance.
Grammy Awards Be Around Sadie Vimmerstedt, Johnny mercer Wives and Blowing in the Wind - Peter,paul Mary 114 ( Trout ) Zino Francescatti, violinist; Robert Casadesus http://www.goldderby.com/lostmind/year/1963/1963grammy.htm
Inception | Changing My Mind: Astronomica came under the glow of a spotlight, as soon as paul mercer started going down on stageand I was especially into the whole possessed violinist routine, which http://www.inception-magazine.com/fall02/reviews_astronomica.htm
Extractions: Astronomica THE CHANGELINGS LINKS I first heard about The Changelings from my friend Lisa. Not so coincidentally, Lisa was a goth and an especially happy one at that, as being a goth in Atlanta is kind of fun, or so she told me. (After all, given the weather, people are always giving their black clothes and "too hot" velvet to Goodwill and Salvation Army.) Anyway, Lisa was a goth who knew how to find good stuff. One of the good things to be had in Atlanta, she indicated, was The Changelings. At least twice Lisa went to Dragon*Con to, at the very least, see them perform. They're an Atlanta band anyway, but seeing them in that environment with all the added bonuses like workshops, thousands in costume, huge merchandise market was absolutely tops and worth the roughly $60 admission. After finally seeing the band at this year's Dragon*Con , my first, I tend to agree.
The Tentacle Calendar Come hear violinist Eric Rynes in a program of virtuosic works that paul, Minnesota. . Balletpresents Balanchine Centenary Seattle, McCaw Hall, 321 mercer St, 7 http://www.tentacle.org/calendar/0204.html
Extractions: "We are thrilled to be hosted by Polestar Music Gallery this month as we search for a new location for our Monday night series. As usual, the final set of the evening will feature spontaneous groupings of musicians, mixing audience members with featured performers. Ryan Murtfeldt, Steven Parris, Mark Ostrowski, and Julie Baldridge, all members of The Monktail Creative Music Concern, play original music game-pieces. Numerous, short explorations of musical structures and objectives, designed to spark improvisational creativity and intra-ensemble communication. The second set will also center on game-pieces, and will be open to anyone who wishes to participate." Tuesday, February 3rd "Known as "Ireland's most creative jazz guitarist" (Jazzwise UK), Mark O'Leary has performed with a who's who of top jazz and improvised musicians. Tonight's show is a stop on a US tour with the great idiosyncratic violinist Eyvind Kang and in-demand Vancouver drummer Dylan van der Schyff. The trio will perform a highly eclectic show featuring everything from tense-and-terse free improvisation to subtle electronic soundscapes to contemporary folk/pop. O'Leary's multi-idiomatic guitar playing, Kang's unique violin lyricism, and van der Schyffs creative polymetric percussion morph to create dynamically shifting and contrasting improvisations. Oddly enough, this will be Eyvind Kang's first appearance on Polestar's stage. International creative music at the highest level - not to be missed."
Robert Farnon Society theme from the film (Arlen, mercer) MANTOVANI Dankworth and Laurie Johnson);and paul Carpenter (who 1958, featuring Raymond Cohen as the solo violinist. http://www.rfsoc.org.uk/cds_2004.shtml
Extractions: 1000 x 702 pixels Light Music CDs. Some highly recommended releases. Light Music is ignored by most Record Stores and Radio Stations, yet it is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. You may know it as Easy Listening or Concert Music ... or maybe Middle-of-the Road. Whatever you happen to call it, Light Music offers relaxing enjoyment at any time of the day or night, and we hope that you will return regularly to this page in the Robert Farnon Society website to keep fully informed on the latest releases. If you need help in obtaining any of them, please click on to our RFS Record Service for details of how to order by mail. Releases up to March 2004 PDF file of the text below THE GOLDEN AGE OF LIGHT MUSIC
Bravos Resound From Packed Performance Halls paul Gibson s Rush revealed this dancer, a principal at the limitations of itstemporary home, mercer Arts Arena such as the Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/101634_clas27.shtml?searchpagefrom=1&sea
Extractions: information listed after his or her name. Chopin More information about Chopin Grammy winner John Thomas 1904 ~ Glenn Miller, American trombonist and bandleader More information about Miller 1922 ~ Michael Flanders, Songwriter, comedian with the duo: Flanders and [Donald] Swann, made humorous mockery of English and American failings, died in 1975 1927 ~ Harry Belafonte, American calypso and folk singer, UNICEF goodwill ambassador, father of Shari Belafonte Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded for Victor Records. The featured vocalist on the track was 29-year-old Paul Robeson. The song became an American classic. 1930 ~ Benny Powell, Jazz musician, trombone with the Ernie Fields band, Lionel Hampton Count Basie Glenn renewed contract with Chesterfield Cigarettes was worth $4,850 a week (for three 15-minute programs). 1944 ~ Roger Daltrey, Singer with The Who 1968 ~ Country music stars Johnny Cash and June Carter got married on this day. Johnny walked down the aisle knowing that his 1956 hit
Richard J. Mercer, Rutgers College Class Of 1949 He was a violinist, a very talented man. nobody was ever fighting to get this kidMercer to read who had already been drafted, and his friend paul Hulick, and http://fas-history.rutgers.edu/oralhistory/Interviews/mercer_richard.html
Extractions: INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD J. MERCER An Interview with Richard J. Mercer, for the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II. Interview conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Rob Archer in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on November 17, 1995. Transcript by Rob Archer and G. Kurt Piehler. Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II. Kurt Piehler: This begins an interview with Mr. Richard J. Mercer on November 17, 1995, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with Kurt Piehler and.... Rob Archer: Robert Archer KP: And I guess I would like to begin by asking you a few questions about your parents. Particularly your father who was an assembly line worker for the Ford Motor Company. Richard Mercer: That's right. KP: Now I get the impression he probably got to know Henry Ford a little bit, because he became a dealer. KP: Did your father think of this as an intrusion? RM: Oh yes.
Mercer Law Letter, Summer 1998 King, a gifted violinist and advocate for music education, was the wife of the TheCaroline paul King Strings Professorship is a first in mercers history http://www.mercer.edu/publications/lawletter/sum98/sum98_6.htm
Extractions: Winter 1998 Did You Know... News From Around The University Tift College The Eugene Stetson School of Business and Economics has initiated a "Business Practitioner Series" that invites people from the "real world" to speak to business faculty about business developments, issues and trends in a particular area of industry. Robert Hatcher, grandson of Eugene Stetson, a member of the Stetson School of Business and Economics Board of Visitors and president and CEO of First Liberty Corporation, kicked off this years series with presentations in Macon and Atlanta. The For the fifth time, and for the fourth year in a row, Mercer University School of Medicine The APhA-ASP Chapter walked away with national and regional awards at the annual meeting of the American Pharmaceutical Association. Mercer students won the national Chapter Achievement Award for the fifth time in 10 years, and received one of 10 $2,000 Merck grants. In addition, the Chapter was the regional winner in "Operation Immunization," a joint project that resulted in more than 25,000 people receiving immunizations during the fall. The James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology recently established the Arnall Mann Thomasson Baptist Professorship of Missions and Evangelism. The professorship will be held by Dr. Ronald W. Johnson who is developing innovative experienced-based courses for students at McAfee School of Theology.
Cultural Tourism DC - African American Heritage Trail Washingtonian, was an internationally renowned violinist and composer. paul LaurenceDunbar wrote the words Cook s son, mercer Cook (19031987), taught Romance http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/info-url3948/info-url_show.htm?doc_id=204614&at
The Dinosaur Days Greenway and Steve Segal on guitars, mercer on drums two UK progressive outfits,Warm Dust ( paul Carrack on formed in Brighton in 1968 by violinist and multi http://www.dinosaurdays.co.za/110301/d110301.htm
Extractions: Best albums The Dinosaurdays - 11 March 2001 The artists featured were: ( April Wine IF Mogul Thrash Al Stewart ... Room April Wine April Wine Question Answer : David Clayton Thomas. IF IF Mogul Thrash Mogul Thrash - Going North, Going West, from theirs elf-titled, and only album, released in 1970. Previously known as The Dundee Horns, Mogul Thrash were a Scottish progressive brass rock outfit put together by sax players Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan (later to form the Average White Band), bassist John Wetton ( from King Crimson, later to join Family, Uriah Heep, Asia and a host of others), guitarist/vocalist James Litherland( ex-Colosseum, later to join Edwards Hand, Bandit and Leo Sayer), drummer Bill Harrison, trumpet player Michael Rosen and none other than Brian Auger, piano, on one track. It's a pity that Mogul Thrash only recorded the one album, because they had the potential to rival bands such as IF, Keef Hartley and other brass rock outfits. The album is available on CD and is a worthwhile addition to the collection. Nite Flyte Nite Flyte - You, from "Nite Flyte", their first and only album, released in 1981. This little-known US West Coast outfit was put together by ex-Tornader guitarist Sandy Torano and session vocalist/sax player Howard Johnson, and the album featured AWB drummer Steve Ferrone and others. If you enjoy Steely Dan, Pablo Cruise and other similar acts, you'll enjoy Nite Flyte.
Extractions: courtesy of Donaldson Publishing. This week's Riverwalk celebrates the life and music of composer Walter Donaldson with live performances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their friends: vocalists Nina Ferro, Banu Gibson Rebecca Kilgore, Stephanie Nakasian ; pianist Dick Hyman; and jazz violinist Andy Stein Walter Donaldson's daughter, Ellen Donaldson, talks about her personal memories of growing up with the composer, and we'll hear the family stories behind some of her father's most famous recordings. Left: Walter and Dorothy Donaldson with Sheila, left, and Ellen; the Catskills, 1943. Photo courtesy of Donaldson Publishing. Walter Donaldson (1893-1947) was one of the most prolific American popular song writers of the twentieth century. He wrote more than 600 songs in his 30-year career. He composed most of his best during the years between the two World Wars, when he collaborated with many of the best known lyricists of his day (among them Gus Kahn, Edgar Leslie, Bud de Sylva, and Johnny Mercer), but he also wrote many of his own lyrics, such as At Sundown, Little White Lies
Sound Symposium: Past Participants Petric, Accordionist (ON) David Prentice, violinist with poet Craig Hall Greg HawcoAndrew mercer Paramita Nath Orange, Guerilla Band (NF) paul Bendzsa, bass http://www.sound.nf.ca/people.html