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Alton Glenn Miller March 1, — disappeared December 15,    was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from toleading one of the best-known big bands.
Inhis family moved to Grant City, Missouri. Around this time, he had made enough money from milking cows to buy his first trombone and played in the town orchestra. He played cornet and mandolin, but he switched to trombone by In the fall of he joined the high-school football team, Maroons, which won the Northern Colorado American Football Conference in He was named Best Left End in Colorado. He was so taken that he formed a band with some classmates. By the time he graduated from high school in he had decided to become a professional musician.
After failing three out of five classes, he dropped Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller of school to pursue a career in music. He studied the Schillinger System with Joseph SchillingerGlenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller whose tutelage he composed what became his signature theme, "Moonlight Serenade". He also played for Victor Youngwhich allowed him to be mentored by other professional musicians.
But when Jack Teagarden joined Pollack's band inMiller found that his solos were cut drastically. He realized that his future was in arranging and composing. Inwhen the band arrived in New York City, he sent for and married his college sweetheart, Helen Burger. The band included Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa. During the late s and early s Miller worked as a freelance trombonist in several bands. In the early-to-mids, Miller worked as a trombonist, arranger, and composer for The Dorsey Brothersfirst when they were a Brunswick studio group and when they formed an ill-fated orchestra.
Inhe assembled an American orchestra for British bandleader Ray Noble developing the arrangement of lead clarinet over four saxophones that became a characteristic of his big band. The film included performances by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brotherswho would appear with Miller again in two movies for Twentieth Century Fox in and InMiller compiled several arrangements and formed his first band. After failing to distinguish itself from the many bands of Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller time, it broke up after its last show at the Ritz Ballroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 2, Discouraged, Miller returned Jo Pimeneepi Ilta - Marit Ja Mikot - Niin Paljon Kuuluu Rakkauteen. New York.
He realized that he needed to develop a unique sound, and decided to make the clarinet play a melodic line with a tenor saxophone holding the same note, while three other saxophones harmonized within a single octave. George T. Simon discovered a saxophonist named Wilbur Schwartz for Glenn Miller. Miller hired Schwartz, but instead had him play lead clarinet. According to Simon, "Willie's tone and way of playing provided a fullness and richness so distinctive that none of the later Miller imitators could ever accurately reproduce the Miller sound.
Miller talked about his style in the May issue of Metronome magazine. We're fortunate in that our style doesn't limit us to stereotyped intros, modulations, first choruses, endings or even trick rhythms. The fifth sax, playing clarinet most of the time, lets you know whose band you're listening to.
And that's about all there is to it. According to author Gunther Schullerthe Glen Island performance attracted "a record breaking opening night crowd of From December to SeptemberMiller's band Drifting Away - Timecop1983 - Reflections three times a week during a quarter-hour broadcast for Chesterfield cigarettes on CBS radio  for the first 13 weeks with the Andrews Sisters and then on its own.
Miller and his band appeared in two Twentieth Century Fox films. In 's Sun Valley Serenadethey were major members of the cast, which also featured comedian Milton Berleand Dorothy Dandridge with the Nicholas Brothers in the show-stopping song and dance number, Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Miller had an ailment that made laughter extremely painful. Since Gleason was a comedian, Miller had a difficult time watching him more than once, because Miller would start laughing. Army, this never panned out. InMiller orchestra bassist Trigger Alpert explained the band's success: "Miller had America's music pulse He knew what would please the listeners.
They believed that the band's endless rehearsals—and, according to critic Amy Lee in Metronome magazine, "letter-perfect playing"—removed feeling from their performances. Miller was often criticized for being too commercial. His answer was, "I don't want a jazz band. Inon a web site administered by JazzTimes magazine, Doug Ramsey considers him overrated. A disproportionate ratio of nostalgia to substance keeps his music alive. In an article written for The New Yorker magazine inGiddins said these critics erred in denigrating Miller's music and that the popular opinion of the time should hold greater sway.
Can any other record match 'Moonlight Serenade' for its ability to induce a Pavlovian slaver in so many for so long? Schuller says that Ray Eberle's "lumpy, sexless vocalizing dragged down many an otherwise passable performance.
That it would have been significant, whatever form s it might have taken, is not unlikely. Louis Armstrong thought enough of Miller to carry around his recordings, transferred to seven-inch tape reels when he went on tour. Simon inSinatra lamented the inferior quality of music he was recording in the late forties, in comparison with "those great Glenn Miller things"  from eight years earlier.
Frank Sinatra's recording sessions from the late forties and early fifties use some Miller musicians. He was also a major exponent of modern jazz in the s. He persuaded the United States Army to accept him so he could, in his own words, "be placed in charge of a modernized Army band".
He played trombone with the Rhythmaires, a piece dance band, in both Montgomery and in service clubs and Love Trap - Cornell Campbell - Collection - 20 Magnificent Hits halls on Maxwell.
Miller initially formed a large marching band that was to be the core of a network of service orchestras. His attempts at modernizing military music were met with some resistance from tradition-minded career officers, but Miller's fame and support from other senior leaders allowed him to continue. For example, Miller's arrangement of " St.
Louis Blues March ", combined blues and jazz Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller the traditional military march. This led to permission for Miller to form his piece Army Air Force Band and take it to England in the summer ofwhere he gave performances. America means freedom and there's no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music. These were done at the Abbey Road studios and were the last recorded songs made by the band while being led by Miller.
A bomb landed three blocks away, encouraging Miller to relocate to Bedford, England. The day after he departed London, a V-1 flying bomb demolished his former office, killing at least 70 of his former officemates. Miller was due to fly from the United Kingdom to Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller on December 15,to make arrangements to move his entire band there in the near future.
Jerry Gray July 3, — August 10, stood in for Miller. Miller left behind his wife and two adopted children. In the Chicago Tribune reported that despite many theories that had been proposed, Miller's plane probably crashed because of its carburetorwhich was of a type known to ice up in cold weather.
Two false theories have been promulgated about Miller's death. One was that he was assassinated after Dwight D. Eisenhower sent him on a secret mission to negotiate a peace deal with Nazi Germanywhich was easily disproved by the people who saw him enter the C64 Norseman aircraft.
Another theory was that his plane was destroyed by bombs dumped from Allied bomber planes returning from an aborted raid over Germany.
This No Regrets - Bad Boys Blue - MP3 very unlikely because the timing was off by an hour and the location was wrong for the C64 to fly under a bomber group.
Instead, the most likely scenario was that the C64 Norseman flew into cold weather and its carburetors iced up, causing the aircraft to lose power and ditch in the cold water. Any floating survivors of the crash would have died of hypothermia within 20 minutes. The Miller estate Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller an official Glenn Miller ghost band in This band was led by Tex Benekeformer tenor saxophonist and a singer for the civilian band.
It had a makeup similar to the Army Air Forces Moyshele Mayn Fraynd - Cantor Shlomo Mandel - The Farewell Concert Of Cantor Shlomo Mandel It included a large string section and, at least initially, about two-thirds of the musicians were alumni of either the civilian or AAF orchestras.
ByBeneke and the Miller estate parted ways. When Glenn Miller was alive, many bandleaders like Bob Chester imitated his style. In the mids, after Miller's disappearance, the Miller-led Army Air Force band was decommissioned and sent back to the United States. All that can be tracked to Miller's original Army Air Force band. Annual festivals celebrating Glenn Miller's legacy are held in two of the towns most associated with his youth.
The festival's highlights include performances by the official Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Nick Hilscher as well as numerous other jazz musicians, visits to the restored Miller home and the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, historical displays from the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado, lectures and presentations about Miller's life, and a scholarship competition for young classical and jazz musicians.
Miller graduated from Fort Morgan High School where he played American football and formed his own band with classmates. Events include musical performances and swing dancing, community picnics, lectures and fundraising for scholarships to attend The School for the Performing Arts,  a nonprofit dance, voice, piano, percussion, guitar, violin, and drama studio program in Fort Morgan. Each The Clarity of Morning - Apologies, I Have None - Pharmacie, about 2, people attend this summer festival, which serves to introduce younger generations to the music Miller made famous, as well as the style of dance and dress popular in the big-band era.
Glenn Miller's widow, Helen, died in Inthe U. Postal Service issued a Glenn Miller postage stamp. Miller had a staff of arrangers who wrote originals like "String of Pearls" written and arranged by Jerry Gray  or took originals like "In The Mood" writing credit given to Joe Garland  and arranged by Eddie Durham  and " Tuxedo Junction " written by bandleader Erskine Hawkins  and arranged by Jerry Gray  Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - The Best Of Glenn Miller arranged them for the Miller band to either record or broadcast.
Glenn Miller's staff of arrangers in his civilian band, who handled the bulk of the work, were Jerry Gray a former arranger for Artie ShawBill Finegan a former arranger for Tommy Dorsey Billy May  and to a much smaller extent, George Williams,  who worked very briefly with the band as well as Andrews Sisters arranger Vic Sex Drive - Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions .
Major Miller, through excellent judgment and professional skill, conspicuously blended the abilities of the outstanding musicians, comprising the group, into a harmonious orchestra whose noteworthy contribution to the morale of the armed forces has been little less than sensational.
Major Miller constantly sought to increase the services rendered by his organization, and it was through him that the band was ordered to Paris to give this excellent entertainment to as many troops as possible. His superior accomplishments are highly commendable and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States. Glenn Miller had three recordings that were posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Famewhich is a special Grammy award established in to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and Август - Доктор Ватсон - Хорошо have "qualitative or historical significance.
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