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Glen Campbell set for Grammy honor

Glen Campbell set for Grammy honor

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Recording Academy says it will honor Glen Campbell and the Allman Brothers Band with Lifetime Achievement Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Brazilian bossa nova king Caymmi dies

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Dorival Caymmi, hailed as one of the founders of Brazilian popular music, has died at 94 in Rio de Janeiro, officials said.

Composer Santos dead at the age of 80

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Brazilian music composer Moacir Santos has died at a Pasadena, Calif., assisted living facility at the age of 80.

Getz recordings found

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Verve Records has uncovered lost bossa nova and ballad recordings that late saxophonist Stan Getz made in 1989.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Buster Cooper was born this day in 1929 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Wellman Braud was born this day in New Orleans in 1891. He also played guitar and doubled as a brass band drummer.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Three men, three different instruments, music of poetic beauty -- and lives often overshadowed by tragedy.
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Trumpeter Fats Navarro was born this day in 1923 in Key West, Fla. This leading bebop soloist settled in New York in 1946 after succeeding Dizzy Gillespie in the Billy Eckstine band, then began a very important association with Tadd Dameron. His career wa
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One of most difficult tasks a jazz musician faces is to infuse the music with a unique personality. Neoclassicism has been the rule since the 1980s, a trend con
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Melissa Errico: from Broadway to cabaret

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Melissa Errico has proved herself to be the best and brightest of the younger leading ladies in Broadway musicals but there have been few stage roles for her in
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 26. Tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips was born this day in 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked in the 1940s with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Red Norvo, and toured for 10 years with the Jazz at the Philharmonic, ...
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 11. Composer and pianist Matt Dennis was born this day in Seattle in 1914. He is best remembered for the haunting ballad "Angel Eyes."
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 9. The man who invented the jazz technique known as the "walking bass line" was born this day in 1900 in Gallatin, Mo.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 25. Bass player Wellman Braud was born this day in New Orleans in 1891.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 30.
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Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. A primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, Jobim is acknowledged as one of the most influential popular composers of the 20th century. His songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.

Jobim's musical roots were planted firmly in the work of Pixinguinha, the legendary musician and composer who began modern Brazilian music in the 1930s. Jobim was also influenced by the French composers Claude Debussy and Ravel, and by jazz. Among many themes, his lyrics talked about love, political repression, betrayal, and especially about the natural beauties of Brazil, like the "Mata Atlântica" forest, birds like the Matita Perê, and his home city of Rio de Janeiro.

Jobim became prominent in Brazil when he teamed up with poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes to write the music for the play Orfeu de Conceição (1956). The most popular song from the show was "Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você" ("Someone to Light Up My Life"). Later, when the play was turned into a film, producer Sacha Gordine did not want to use any of the existing music from the play. Gordine asked de Moraes and Jobim for a new score for the film Black Orpheus (1959). Vinicius was at the time away in Montevideo, Uruguay, working for the Itamaraty (the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and so he and Jobim were only able to write three songs, primarily over the telephone ("A Felicidade", "Frevo",and "O Nosso Amor"). This collaboration proved successful, and Vinicius went on to pen the lyrics to some of Jobim's most popular songs.

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