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Andrew R. Walkling

(d ?London, 1699). English music publisher. He is first known as an apprentice to the instrument- and bookseller John Carr, where he seems to have worked alongside his master’s son Robert compiling one of a pair of new folio songbook collections to be published by the elder Carr (Robert Carr created Vinculum Societatis, while Scott assembled Comes Amoris); both collections appeared in 1687. In that same year Scott was freed by Carr, paying a fine of 2s. 6d. to the Stationers’ Company ‘for not being turned over ye Hall’, and opened his own shop at the Miter in Bell Yard, near Temple Bar, where he sold the same books as his former master, who was situated just across Fleet Street at the Middle Temple Gate. By 1689 he had rejoined John Carr’s business (Robert Carr presumably having abandoned the trade), and from thenceforward was listed as partner in a number of Carr’s publications, some of which were also sold by ...


Andrés Amado and Linda O’Brien

Among the Maya of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, the word may denote instrument ensembles, musical genres of probable Spanish origin, or particular music events. As a string ensemble it may include one or more three- or four-string rabels or violins, some rudely constructed of half a calabash, or of wood with deerskin sides, and played with loose horsehair bows; one or more six-string guitars or five-string ...


Claire Levy

(b Plovdiv, 19 Dec 1937). Bulgarian composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, and bandleader. He was internationally acknowledged for his innovative ideas, cross-cultural experiments, and contribution to the concept of fusion and free improvisation. Classically trained at the Bulgarian State Conservatory (1955–60) under Pancho Vladigerov (composition) and Andrey Stoyanov (piano), he is the author of numerous compositions in styles and genres including jazz, pop, symphony, chamber, film, and theatrical music. He conducted the Radio and Television Big Band in Sofia (1962–6) and led his own avant-garde quartet, Jazz Focus’65 (1965–8), which won the Critic’s Prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. In 1970 he left Bulgaria for political reasons and moved to the USA where he joined the Don Ellis Orchestra (1971–8), and later collaborated with the classical/jazz quartet Free Flight. He also played with outstanding jazz musicians including Art Pepper, Billy Cobham, and Dave Holland, among many others....