Gunther Schuller, a Pulitzer-prize winning composer and leading proponent of the Third Stream movement that synergized jazz and classical, died Sunday in Boston. He was 89 years old.
To celebrate the life and accomplishments of jazz visionary Eric Dolphy, Seed Artists presents Eric Dolphy: Freedom of Sound, a major two-day festival at Montclair State University.
The mystifying precision it takes to master a craft is one often sought through various means. Experience warrants success, but it's not easily or swiftly obtained. And every now and then one needs a guide for the journey. Lucky for you, then, Make Music New York and Gunther Schuller have you covered.
Here, then, is Scott Joplin's 'The Red Back Book'--as played by Gunther Schuller and the New England Conservatory of Music.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month! So, to celebrate America's one true music, Classicalite will be featuring articles on those artists and individuals who have made jazz what she is today. The crescendo will continue on through April 30--International Jazz Day.