Exploring Music's Complexities

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What is a Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer When the topic of jazz comes up the conversation most likely concentrates on who’s playing what instrument rather than who is the jazz singer.  If you are new to the subject you might be surprised to learn that jazz began with what is called a “field holler” (1). Slaves in the South used their voices to… Read More ›

Theodore Shaw Wilson (Teddy Wilson)

Jazz Great, Teddy Wilson Just over a year ago Wonder of Sound discovered  copies of previously unpublished live performances by three jazz greats: Teddy Wilson, Dorothy Donegan, and Ruby Braff.  To date we have restored the Teddy Wilson and Dorothy Donegan (to be released on May 12, 2015) performances.  Even if you are not a… Read More ›

Jazz

The Subject of Jazz The next couple of posts will deal with the subject of jazz.  As you read through the post listen to the clips provided as examples of jazz styles.  Both albums are available on our website at www.wonderofsound.com or from iTunes, Amazon or your favorite retailer.            … Read More ›

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