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Unformatted text preview: MIDTERM #2 Review 1. Who was the first important composer-arranger for jazz big bands? Don Redman. He wrote music for Fletcher Henderson’s band and also for his own band. 2. Who was the most influential swing-era composer-arranger? Fletcher Henderson. Wrote music for his own band and for Benny Goodman’s band. 3. Who was the first important composer-arranger of jazz in general? Jelly Roll Morton. 4. When was the symbolic beginning of the swing era? August 21 st , 1935 with Benny Goodman’s performance at the Palomar Ballroom. 5. When was the symbolic ending of the swing era? Although big bands continued to play for years, the symbolic end to the swing era came in December 1946 when six bands broke up because of economic problems. 6. Who was the most prolific composer of jazz? Duke Ellington , because he composed thousands of pieces and had a very long musical career. 7. What was significant about Jimmie Blanton?...
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- Fall '08
- Music, Duke Ellington, swing era, Don Redman