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Recording Academy to honor Gould, Page, Haden and King

Recording Academy to honor Gould, Page, Haden and King

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- America's Recording Academy says it will present lifetime achievement awards to Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King and Patti Page.
U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rihanna and U2 have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Many jazz works carry a new tone post-9/11

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Bassist Charlie Haden presented his "American Dreams" project at the JVC New York Jazz Festival last week, opening the quartet-plus strings concert with a refle
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Sidney de Paris was born this day in 1905 in Crawfordsville, Ind. He succeeded Rex Stewart in the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in 1931, then recorded several classics with Don Redman.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Johnny Dodds was born this day in Waverly, La., in 1892. He was an important member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago, recording more than 40 songs with Oliver between 1921 and 1924, when he left the band in a pay disagreement.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Jimmy Blanton was born this day in 1921 in St. Louis. During his brief stint in the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1939 to 1941, Blanton revolutionized the role of the bass in jazz.
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Plans are in the works for a true modern-day musical with a hip-hop theme, and it could co-star award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was born this day in 1909 in Kansas City. He only stayed in Duke Ellington's band for three years after arriving in 1940, but Webster had a profound impact beyond his key solos on classic Ellington tunes of the day, including
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Snooky Young was born this date in 1919 in Dayton, Ohio. He took up the horn at age 5 and played in the Wilberforce College Band without ever attending the school.
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People

The CBS Television Network says it will air an hour-long concert by Bruce Springsteen late next month.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

David "Panama" Francis, one of the great swing drummers, was born this day in 1918 in Miami. Francis played the Savoy Ballroom in the 1940s with the Lucky Millinder band and in 1979 formed his own touring jazz and dance band, called the Savoy Sultans.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Budd Johnson was born this date in 1910 in Dallas.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Donald Byrd was born this day in 1932 in Detroit.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Art Tatum, the man credited by virtually all jazz piano players as a major influence, was born today in 1909 in Toledo, Ohio. He has been called the greatest virtuoso to play jazz on any instrument.
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Charles Edward Haden (born August 6, 1937) is an American jazz musician. He is a double bassist, probably best known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Haden is also known for his signature lyrical bass lines and is one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today.

Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, and raised in a musical family, which often performed together on the radio playing country music and American folk songs. Haden made his professional debut as a singer when he was two years old, and continued singing with his family until he contracted a mild form of polio when he was 15. The polio damaged his throat muscles and vocal cords, and as a result, Haden was unable to control his pitch while singing. A few years before contracting polio, Haden had become interested in jazz, and began playing his older brother's double bass. Eventually he set his sights on Los Angeles, and to save money for the trip took a job as house bassist for ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee.

Haden moved to LA in 1957, and quickly began playing professionally, including stints with pianist Hampton Hawes and saxophonist Art Pepper. He began playing with Ornette Coleman in the late 1950s, culminating with The Shape of Jazz to Come. This album was released to much controversy at the time, and Haden himself remarked that the harmolodic style of playing was so confusing to him at first that he resigned himself to repeating Coleman's lines on the bass. It was only later that he had enough confidence to start playing his own lines during the performances.

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