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Louis Armstrong Widely known through recordings
and radio broadcasts.
Swinging rhythm and highly melodic
style.
Enormous range.
Great improviser.
Bold and dramatic melodies.
Virtuosic technique.
Rich tone.
Some of his solos were printed.
Also an influential jazz singer (scat
singing)
Charlie Parker Wanted to expand jazz possibilities
(exploring new scales…

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Economical trumpet style.
Middle range sound.
Controlled use of vibrato.
Light tone
Performing techniques to alter his
pitch (ghost notes, fall offs, smears,
scoops)
Avoids constant rhythmic movement.
Able to place his solos effectively.
Strong sense of swing.

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