Jazz (Kanso series) is a series of 20 paintings made by Nabil Kanso in 1978-79. The subjects of the works are based on the jazz music and the entertainments night life in New York and New Orleans. The paintings are done in oil and acrylic on canvas measuring 224 X 182cm (88 X 72inches) each. Their compositions reflect predominant red tonality built with broad brushstrokes. Works from the series were exhibited in Atlanta in 1985.
Jazz is the seventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released on 10 November 1978. Roy Thomas Baker temporarily reunited with the band and became their producer; it was three years since he co-produced their 1975 album A Night at the Opera, but this album also was the last he co-produced for the band. The album's varying musical styles were alternately praised and criticised. It reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart and #6 on the US Billboard 200. Jazz has sold over 5 million copies to date.
Critical reaction upon release was mixed, with scathing reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and Creem. It was subject to a viciously condemning Rolling Stone review by Dave Marsh, which included the suggestion that "Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band". Paul Rees of Q awarded the record four stars, and wrote, "Their most underrated album, like A Night at the Opera it took in a wild array of musical styles."
"Mustapha" is a song written by Freddie Mercury. It was released as a single in 1979.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
The G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline was introduced by Hasbro in 1982, and lasted to 1994, producing well over 250 vehicles and playsets. The following is a list of playsets (i.e. toys representing static bases of operation such as fortresses, or equipment such as artillery pieces), as opposed to vehicles (i.e. in-universe are meant to move under their own power).
G.I. Joe playsets
Defiant Space Vehicle Launch Complex
The Defiant Space Vehicle Launch Complex was a combination vehicle and playset released in 1987, and came packaged with the Payload and Hardtop action figures. Retailing at US $129.99, the cost of the playset - the most expensive toy in Hasbro's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lineup - led to Hasbro re-releasing the shuttle two years later as a stand alone vehicle called the Crusader, which used the same mold as the Defiant shuttle. The toy also came with a re-painted version of the Payload action figure.
The General first appeared in the 1990 edition of the toyline from Hasbro. It is described as the G.I. Joe Team’s mobile strike headquarters. Major Storm is the commander of the vehicle.
Among the many rock and jazz ... Bodamer’s role in the local jazz scene was as big or bigger than his contributions to rock and folk ... “He was a huge supporter, a huge advocate for jazz music and for acoustic music in general,” offered Rapp, ColaJazz’s founder and executive director.
Coming from a jazz background as a fan and a musician, Watts brought the feel of genre into the Stones, who has always been rooted in heavy blues and R&B sounds. Watts’ close, quick jazz drum hits are what outline the Stones’ songs, enabling the rest of the band to bring in a brash guitar or screaming vocals.
The JazzConspiracy will perform as part of W&J Arts Series from 7 to 9 p.m ... The Jazz Conspiracy is a Pittsburgh-based jazz band specializing in Big Band music. Individual tickets are $12 for General Admission, $10 for seniors (60+) and non-W&J Students, and $7 for children (12 and younger).
George Wein (pronounced ween), the producer of the NewportJazzFestival and many, many other events, died September 13 at 95 ... The JVC Jazz Festival ran for more than two decades ... There will never be another George Wein, and the jazz world as we know it today would not exist without him ... I’m not a big fan of jazz vocals, generally.
In particular, he is the founder and organizer of the SzczecinJazzFestival, a celebrated festival he organizes in his native city ... All About Jazz ... First of all, swing represents the roots of jazz music ... The Polish jazz scene is really strong right now ... we want to promote international and Polish culture, art and jazz music among the general public.
And then there’s “Listening to Kenny G,” which spends a lot of time telling you how much smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G sucks ... The film goes down the usual biographical roads, but it’s more interested in the relationship between the artist, his fans and his critics, and the question of where Kenny G belongs in the world of jazz in general.
Because of Germany’s connection to the West and the US, British, and French soldiers stationed in the country, musicians wavered between an emotional link to such genres as jazz or beat, and radical rejection of this music because they opposed the ongoing war in Vietnam or capitalism in general.
... as General Manager Diagnostics Pan-Africa ... Teresia Bost, General Counsel, joins with over 20 years experience in healthcare where she’s held various senior counsel roles at Celgene, was VP & Associate General Counsel at JazzPharmaceuticals, and General Counsel at QuartetHealth.
Coming as it did in these times of performance cancellations and postponements, the hundred minute tour de force arrived like musical manna from a benevolent jazz deity ... Aficionados in the general area probably haven't had a chance to hear such optimal live jazz since the Moers Festival last May.
This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2000. George Wein is in his 47th year of producing jazz festivals. He invented them, going back to the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1954... Nonetheless, he's a walking, breathing piece of jazz history ... From your seat, you have kind of seen it all over the years in general, in jazz terms.