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Encyclopedia > Don Byron
Tuskegee Experiments, 1992
Tuskegee Experiments, 1992

Don Byron (born November 8, 1958 in New York City) is a composer and jazz clarinet player. Image File history File links Cover of Don Byron: Tuskegee Experiments from amazon. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, music, and culture. ... A bass clarinet, which sounds an octave lower than the more common Bâ™­ soprano clarinet. ...


While Don Byron is for all intents and purposes considered a jazz musician, he is stylistically very adventurous, having recorded klezmer music, German lieder, cartoon music, a Jimi Hendrix song, and a track with rapper Biz Markie. Byron is a gifted performer on clarinet and (occasionally) saxophone, but on many of his albums subordinates his own playing to the exploration of a particular style. Byron is one of jazz's greatest practicing historians, and some of his most successful albums (such as Plays the Music of Mickey Katz, Bug Music and Ivey-Divey) have been recreations (in spirit, if not note-for-note) of forgotten moments in the history of popular music. Don Byron has been nominated for a Grammy award for his bass clarinet solo on "I Want to Be Happy" from Ivey-Divey. Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... Klezmer (כלזמיר, from Hebrew kli zemer כלי זמר, instrument of song) is a musical tradition which parallels Hasidic and Ashkenazic Judaism. ... Lied (plural Lieder) is a German word, literally meaning song; among English speakers, however, it is used primarily as a term for European classical music songs, also known as art songs. Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano. ... Jimi Hendrix James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, widely considered to be the most important electric guitarist in the history of popular music. ... Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American East Coast hip hop artist best known for humorous singles like Just a Friend. Markies career began in the early 1980s as a performer, then a human beatbox for MC Shan and Roxanne... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the...


Byron is a member of The Black Rock Coalition. He has recorded with Uri Caine, Vernon Reid, Bill Frisell, Joe Henry, and others. Vernon Reid (born August 22, 1958) is an African American guitar player perhaps best known as the founder and primary songwriter of heavy metal group Living Colour. ... William Richard Bill Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. ...


Discography

  • Tuskegee Experiments (1992)
  • Plays the Music of Mickey Katz (1993)
  • Music for Six Musicians (1995)
  • No-Vibe Zone: Live at the Knitting Factory (1996)
  • Bug Music (1996)
  • Nu Blaxploitation (1998)
  • Romance with the Unseen (1999)
  • A Fine Line: Arias and Lieder (2000)
  • You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians (2001)
  • Ivey-Divey (2004)

External links

  • Official Site
  • New MusicBox: Don Byron in conversation with Frank J. Oteri, 1999
  • Art of the States: Don Byron

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Byron's fame rests not only on his writings, but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, allegations of incest and bisexuality and an eventual death from fever after he travelled to fight on the Greek side in the Greek War of Independence.
Byron was born in London, the son of Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron and of John's second wife Lady Catherine Gordon, heiress of Gight, Aberdeenshire.
Byron initially refused to have anything to do with Claire, and would only agree to remain in her presence with the Shelleys, who eventually persuaded Byron to accept and provide for Allegra, the child she bore him in January 1817.
Don Byron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
Don Byron (born November 8, 1958 in New York City) is a composer and jazz clarinet player.
While Don Byron is for all intents and purposes considered a jazz musician, he is stylistically very adventurous, having recorded klezmer music, German lieder, cartoon music, a Jimi Hendrix song, and a track with rapper Biz Markie.
Byron is a gifted performer on clarinet and (occasionally) saxophone, but on many of his albums subordinates his own playing to the exploration of a particular style.
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