from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music One who plays a cornet.
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- n. Someone who plays the cornet
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- n. a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
Whether or not the cornetist Buddy Bolden invented jazz Jelly Roll Morton is one of the best known other claimants to the title, he certainly created the enduring archetype of the jazz musician as doomed romantic hero when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1907, at the age of 30, and spent his remaining years in a Louisiana asylum.
He was still in his teens when, in a pivotal encounter in the history of jazz, he met Joe "King" Oliver, an older man then generally reckoned to be the city's finest cornetist, and the leader of an excellent band.
The Tri-Centric Festival began on Wednesday with "Pine Top Aerial Music," a piece for three horns, including Mr. Braxton on soprano sax, cornetist and Braxton copilot Taylor Ho Bynum , plus two dancers, all of whom moved about the stage in geometric patterns, and a stationary diva in towering heels chanting a mixture of numbers and bird noises.
The promised guest stars include cornetist Warren Vache and the brilliant jazz singer-songwriter Jon Hendricks —a merry, 90-year-old elf if ever there was one.
" What first struck me about Henry ' s work is its lyricism, " said Butch Morris, a composer, cornetist and conductor who has followed Mr. Threadgill ' s career since the ' 70s.
The mayor gave the signal to play, but the cornetist couldn't play his cornet, the piccolo player couldn't play his piccolo, the trombone player couldn't play his trombone, and the tuba player couldn't play his tuba, because their lips were all puckered up.
Now 50, Graham, a cornetist, is among the most adventurous musicians of his generation.
In 1943, Marian began playing in USO camp shows in Belgium and France, where she met a Chicago cornetist named Jimmy McPartland, a Bix Beiderbeck protégé.
This concert's earlier "history of jazz" segment paid homage to the "classic" jazz of the '20s; its most effective moment, for many, was when Bobby Hackett, a 22-year-old cornet player from Rhode Island, re-created the late Iowa cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's melancholy 1927 version of "I'm Comin' Virginia. "
For years Mr. Mazurek, 42, a cornetist, has been known for some of the best small-group recordings in jazz with his Chicago Underground series.
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