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17 - Ten Years at the Village Vanguard / The Road Family

Chris Smith, John Mosca and John Riley University of North Texas Press ePub

In 1975, Thad and Mel wasted no time getting the band back on the road. On January 19, they began a two-and-a-half-month tour across the United States, one of the longest domestic tours that they ever put together. During the tour the band performed at an astounding number of colleges and universities. The increase of jazz in higher education continued to be seen in the itineraries of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. In February and March alone, they performed concerts at Arizona State University, Chabot College, Stanford University, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, Michigan Tech, Florida State University, Dade Community College, Westfield State University, Monroe Community College, Oberlin College, and State Universities of New York in Pottsdam and Oswego.1 In addition to providing income, the school concerts also provided an opportunity to have their music discovered by the younger “rock” crowd. The average twenty-year-old who did not listen to jazz radio, or read DownBeat magazine, could still discover the band through these live performances.

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John Mark Dempsey University of North Texas Press PDF



T H E M , I F T H E Y ’ L L K E E P M E T H AT L O N G ”


An account of key members of the Light Crust Doughboys and those closely associated with the group whose later years and deaths are not covered in the main text:

Herman Arnspiger, one of the original Light Crust Doughboys, also played with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys from 1934–1940.

Arnspiger had a second career in Tulsa as a pilot. He worked as the chief pilot and instructor at the Spartan School of Aeronautics, and later became a test pilot for Douglas Aircraft. Arnspiger established the Sunray Oil Company’s aviation department. He retired in 1964, and died in a Tulsa nursing home at the age of 79 in 1984 (“Last original member”).

Cecil Brower played for Leon McAuliffe and on Red Foley’s television program following his service in the Coast Guard during World

War II. Brower followed Foley to Nashville, and became a much sought-after session musician. In the 1960s, he joined Jimmy Dean’s band. On November 21, 1965, Dean performed at Carnegie Hall in

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Waitin’ for the Day

Robert Earl Hardy University of North Texas Press PDF


Waitin’ for the Day

FTER HIS STAY AT G ALVESTON , the Van Zandts took their son back home to Houston. They would not allow him to return to Colorado, but encouraged him to attend school locally, at the University of Houston. Fran had returned to Boulder to finish the year at the University of Colorado, but her and Townes’ strong desire to be together was the central tenet of their frequent, ongoing discussions of the future.1

And it seemed that the future was all that Townes was equipped to discuss. “He virtually had no memory of his childhood,” Fran says. She recalls that Townes’ mother, distraught by this unexpected after-effect of his treatment, would go through the family photo albums repeatedly with Townes, telling him stories to reinforce his memories and to help him rebuild them.

“When somebody would ask him a question, he would answer and then realize that the only reason he was saying that was because somebody had told him. It was like rote memory, not a picture memory,” Fran recalls. “I think it started coming back over time, but he never trusted that it was a real memory.” Hence,

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2 Music and Black Experiences in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Adriana N. Helbig Indiana University Press ePub

Contemporary migration patterns place Ukraine as the fourth-largest immigrant-receiving nation-state in the world, following the United States, the Russian Federation, and Germany (Mansoor and Quillin 2006, 3). In a 2005 study conducted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, 6,833,000 foreign-born people were residing in Ukraine, a figure that constitutes 14.7 percent of Ukraine’s population of 48 million (Ruble 2008, 5). As of 2010, migration continues to rise. According to Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee data, during a five-month period in 2010, 5,304 persons emigrated from Ukraine, while 12,472 immigrated to Ukraine, leading to a significantly greater percentage of non-Ukrainian residents (State Statistics Committee 2010a).1 Blair Ruble, former director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., which conducts research on migration in Ukraine, says this: “Ukraine is becoming more and more a society on the move. We must stop thinking about it as a post-Soviet society and begin to think about Ukraine as a contemporary mobile society that looks like other societies dealing with globalization.”2

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Appendix A. A Performer’s Guide to Medieval Music: Contents

Edited by Jeffery KitePowell Indiana University Press ePub

Preface Ross W. Duffin

Part 1. Repertoire

I. Sacred Music

1. Chant William P. Mahrt

2. Organum Alejandro Enrique Planchart

3. Motet and Cantilena Julie E. Cumming

4. Polyphonic Mass Ordinary Alejandro Enrique Planchart

II. Nonliturgical Monophony

5. Introduction Elizabeth Aubrey

6. Latin Charles E. Brewer

7. Occitan Elizabeth Aubrey

8. French Elizabeth Aubrey

9. Iberian Manuel Pedro Ferreira

10. Sephardic Judith R. Cohen

11. Italian Blake Wilson

12. German Hurbert Heinen

13. English Paul Hillier

III. Lyric Forms Post-1300

14. French Ars Nova Charles E. Brewer

15. Italian Ars Nova Alexander Blachly

16. Ars Subtilior Lucy E. Cross

17. Early Du Fay Ross W. Duffin

IV. Drama

18. Liturgical Timothy J. McGee

19. Vernacular David N. Klausner

Part 2. Voices and Instruments

V. The Voices in the Middle Ages

20. Poetics as Technique Barbara Thornton, interviewed by Lawrence Rosenwald

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