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    9When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory.

    Gregg Bendian was born in 1963 in new Jersey. In the family music sounded all day: parents Gregg Martin and Patricia listened to everything from Tchaikovsky to Sinatra and the Beatles to miles Davis. This could not affect future preferences Gregg. Luckily for him, the school where he studied, was developed system of art education, and the boy opened up a new world of music.

    When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory. Continue reading

    241. About the concept of style. S. S. Scraper defines style as the highest kind of artistic unity. This is not the last level of unity: the unity of art style, human, stretches, as the sky above, the unity of the Divine. It outshines stylistic differences, making them irrelevant. Seediness light of divine love becomes the most important thing, eliminating any thought about eclecticism. In the Church can easily be connected to the tunes of the entire two thousand year history of the Church and of all Christian Orthodox peoples, often side by side in the same service. Where God is there is melting style.

    The music of Christian civilization… the style Category is too small for her, and cannot embrace her uniqueness. “Style is the man” (Buffon). Musical style – the pronounced worldview. Christianity is more than a worldview: it has revealed an update of the world. “God became human so that man obrilsya” is not a worldview, and ontology. Expression of the new, unheard of Genesis, the updated state of the world and became the language of music is Christian civilization. But the language that seeks to cover the Millennium, stretches its borders and even further, to the very beginning of history. As in the case of verbal language, we can speak about language universals (harmony, pitch, meter, genre universal liturgical, magical and secular intonation, tools and techniques of playing them). Continue reading

    22Bomb – one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico, formed by mixing elements of several cultures – Icelandic, Spanish, and the culture of immigrants from West Africa and living in the Antilles Amerindian peoples known as the taíno. Basic rhythm bomb is played on two or more reels.

    Although the term "bomb" can be used for the names of a number of rhythms, a common idea that unites all the examples of this genre – a kind of duel between the dancers, percussion and vocals. In its traditional form – as a group dance bomb is still very popular in some cities in Puerto Rico and in new York. Continue reading