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Ed Blackwell

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Ed Blackwell produced his status as an associate of Ornette Coleman’s music group in the first ’60s; without that association, one miracles whether he’d be considered among the great jazz percussionists. That’s to consider nothing from his substantial capability, but Blackwell’s unfashionably arcane and relatively unpolished method of playing period was perhaps as well melodic, too delicate to attract interest independently, specifically amidst the heavy-handed Artwork Blakey/Elvin Jones Zeitgeist that prevailed throughout a lot of his profession. The multiplicity of musics to become noticed in Blackwell’s hometown of New Orleans performed an unmistakable part in his peculiar development, however what separated Blackwell from additional contemporary jazz drummers was his personal interpretation of golf swing. Like almost every other post-Kenny Clarke jazz percussionist, Blackwell held period on his trip cymbal. However, a lot more than most jazz drummers, Blackwell initiated his accents on the main one and three of the four-beat measure. As a result, Blackwell’s design was even more martial in personality, his rhythmic counterpoint towards the soloist even more overtly songlike. Additionally, he infused his music having a multiplicity of non-Western components, and integrated mannerisms of pre-modern jazz. There is a particular rather endearing quaintness to Blackwell’s playing, though he swung as hard so when imaginatively as anybody. Blackwell’s incongruous “squareness” was come across honestly, for just one of his first influences was the original New Orleans percussion design of Paul Barbarin. As a participant, Blackwell spent amount of time in the tempo & blues music group of Plas and Raymond Johnson. He relocated to LA in 1951, where he fulfilled his future company, Ornette Coleman, though it might be time before their cooperation would capture the eye from the jazz open public. In 1953 he transferred to Texas, after that in 1956 came back to New Orleans. In 1960 he transferred to NY, where he changed Billy Higgins within the by-now-famous Coleman quartet. With Coleman on the next many years, Blackwell produced some important information for Atlantic (THAT IS Our Music, Free of charge Jazz, Ornette on Tenor). He also proved helpful and documented with Eric Dolphy’s great quintet with Booker Small, recording On the Five Place in 1961. In 1965, he started using Randy Weston (with whom he toured Africa 2 yrs afterwards) and Archie Shepp. Blackwell was called an Musician in Home at Connecticut’s Wesleyan School in 1975. Another year he became a member of with ex-Coleman mates Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, and Charlie Haden to create the collective Aged and New Dreams, a music group dedicated in the primary to playing music from Ornette’s reserve. Aged and New Dreams offered as Blackwell’s greatest showcase through the entire ’80s. For a number of reasons — sick health significant included in this — Blackwell got often been struggling to record and publicly perform with Coleman’s early rings, even while he contributed therefore greatly with their advancement. Hence, Aged and New Dreams’ well-distributed albums and intermittent trips exposed him for an audience that may have been in any other case not really acquainted with his function. The band documented a tribute to Blackwell in 1987, “One for Blackwell,” which features the drummer, providing him a little more single space than typical. Until his loss of life from kidney disease in 1992, Blackwell would continue steadily to perform with co-workers from his Ornette times, in addition to New Orleans contemporaries like Ellis Marsalis, Alvin Batiste, and Harold Battiste. Blackwell documented very infrequently like a innovator, though right before his loss of life he produced Walls-Bridges, a posthumously released trio saving with Dewey Redman and bassist Cameron Dark brown that demonstrated — especially provided his deteriorating health — he was still a tone of voice to reckon with.

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Full Name Ed Blackwell
Died October 7, 1992, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Profession Drummer, Musician
Nationality American
Music Songs Fire Waltz, Guinea, Drums First, Togo, Makondi, Motive for Its Use, To Brownie, Albert Ayler in a Spiritual Light, Voice of the Silence, Nebula, Grandma's Shoes, Transit, Edith, We Hope, Willisee, First Love, Ed Blackwell, Nostalgia Suite, Toni, Nevermore, Ornette, Uprising, Stephanie, Fourth Month, Three Musketeers, Comin' On, Dakar Dance, Street Dancing, Don't You Remember, Pentahouve, Communication, S 126 T
Albums This Is Our Music, El Corazón, Walls-Bridges, Tamma With Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell, Boogie Live...1958 (feat. American Jazz Quintet 2), The Complete Prestige / New Jazz Collection, Vol. 8, Fire Waltz - Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live At Sweet Basil Vol. II, The Ed Blackwell Project Vol. II - What It Be Like?, The Complete Prestige / New Jazz Collection, Vol. 7, Crystal Fire, Transit, Red and Black in Willisau, Old And New Dreams
Movies Live at the Village Vanguard: Vol. 4


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Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back 2016 TV Series
Veep TV Series teleplay - 8 episodes, 2012 - 2014 story - 7 episodes, 2012 - 2014 story by - 3 episodes, 2015 teleplay by - 3 episodes, 2015 written by - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Trying Again TV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2014 written by - 7 episodes, 2014
Peep Show 2008-2012 TV Series written by - 4 episodes
The Thick of It TV Series written by - 18 episodes, 2005 - 2012 writer - 3 episodes, 2012 additional material by - 2 episodes, 2012
The Armstrong and Miller Show TV Series written by - 10 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 7 episodes, 2007
The Old Guys 2009-2010 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Four Lions 2010 additional writing
In the Loop 2009 screenplay
Mumbai Calling TV Series additional material - 4 episodes, 2008 written by - 3 episodes, 2008
Moving Wallpaper 2008 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Dog Face 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Time Trumpet 2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Bigger Picture 2005 TV Series
Monkey Trousers 2005 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Late Edition 2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show 2005 TV Series
The Comic Side of 7 Days 2005 TV Series
2004: The Stupid Version 2004 TV Movie writer
Dead Ringers 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The All Star Comedy Show 2004 TV Movie
The Sketch Show 2003-2004 TV Series additional writer - 8 episodes
Happy Birthday BBC Two 2004 TV Movie documentary "Dead Ringers Birthday Treats" segments
The Impressionable Jon Culshaw 2004 TV Series 6 episodes
Christmas Night with the Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary
The Strategic Humor Initiative 2003 TV Movie
Bounty Hamster TV Series 6 episodes, 2003 with - 1 episode, 2003
Gash 2003 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Bremner, Bird and Fortune 1999-2003 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The State We're In 2002 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Ralf Little Show 2002 TV Series
Remotely Funny 2002 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show! 2001-2002 TV Series written by - 10 episodes
Live Floor Show 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kumars at No. 42 2001 TV Series
Revolver 2001 TV Series 1 episode
TV to Go 2001 TV Series
MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special writer
The 11 O'Clock Show 1999-2000 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Way It Is 2000 TV Movie
The RDA 2000 TV Series
MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special writer
Big Impression 1999 TV Series writer
The Jim Tavaré Show 1999 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Comic Relief Jukebox 1999 TV Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Veep TV Series co-executive producer - 28 episodes, 2012 - 2014 executive producer - 10 episodes, 2015
Trying Again 2014 TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes
The Old Guys 2010 TV Series associate producer - 6 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flavours 2014 TV Mini-Series Script Editor - 2014
Parents 2012 TV Series script editor - 6 episodes
Whites 2010 TV Series script editor - 6 episodes
Have I Got News for You 2003-2007 TV Series program associate - 22 episodes
Hyperdrive 2007 TV Series script associate - 6 episodes
Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher 2003 TV Movie script advisor
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series program associate
The Kumars at No. 42 2001 TV Series additional material

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Co-Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Jon Brown
· Kevin Cecil
· Roger Drew
· Peter Fellows
· Neil Gibbons
· Rob Gibbons
· Sean Gray
· Callie Hersheway
· Armando Iannucci
· Sean M. Love
· Ian Martin
· Georgia Pritchett
· David Quantick
· Andy Riley
· Tony Roche
· Will Smith
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Tony Roche
· Armando Iannucci
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci (executive producer)
· Christopher Godsick (executive producer)
· Frank Rich (executive producer)
· Chris Addison (executive producer)
· Tony Roche (executive producer)
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (executive producer)
· Stephanie Laing (executive producer)
· Bill Hill (produced by)
· Kevin Cecil (supervising producer)
· Roger Drew (supervising producer)
· Sean Gray (supervising producer)
· Ian Martin (supervising producer)
· Georgia Pritchett (supervising producer)
· Andy Riley (supervising producer)
· Will Smith (supervising producer)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing in a Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Sean Gray
· Will Smith
· Roger Drew
· Ian Martin
· Kevin Cecil
· Georgia Pritchett
· David Quantick
· Andy Riley
2014 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Armando Iannucci
· Ian Martin
· Georgia Pritchett
· David Quantick
· Tony Roche
· Will Smith
2013 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer - Comedy The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Will Smith
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Ian Martin
· David Quantick
· Georgia Pritchett
· Dan Gaster
2011 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Television Comedy Peep Show (2003) · Sam Bain
· Jesse Armstrong
2010 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Jesse Armstrong
· Ian Martin
2010 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Original Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Ian Martin
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
2010 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Jesse Armstrong
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2009 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Writing in Film or Television In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Jesse Armstrong
2009 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2009 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Ian Martin
· Tony Roche
2007 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Television Comedy/Light Entertainment The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
2006 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
· Ian Martin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci
· Chris Addison
· Christopher Godsick
· Stephanie Laing
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Frank Rich
· Tony Roche
· Kevin Cecil
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Ian Martin
· Georgia Pritchett
· David Quantick
· Andy Riley
· Will Smith
· Bill Hill
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Veep (2012) · Chris Addison
· Christopher Godsick
· Armando Iannucci
· Stephanie Laing
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Frank Rich
· Tony Roche
2015 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Kevin Cecil
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Armando Iannucci
· Ian Martin
· Georgia Pritchett
· David Quantick
· Andy Riley
· Tony Roche
· Will Smith
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Tony Roche
· Armando Iannucci
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci (executive producer)
· Christopher Godsick (executive producer)
· Frank Rich (executive producer)
· Tony Roche (co-executive producer)
· Chris Addison (supervising producer)
· Roger Drew (supervising producer)
· Sean Gray (supervising producer)
· Ian Martin (supervising producer)
· Will Smith (supervising producer)
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (producer)
· Stephanie Laing (produced by)
2014 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Veep (2012) · Christopher Godsick
· Armando Iannucci
· Stephanie Laing
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Frank Rich
· Tony Roche
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci (executive producer)
· Christopher Godsick (executive producer)
· Frank Rich (executive producer)
· Tony Roche (co-executive producer)
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (producer)
· Stephanie Laing (producer)
2013 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer: Comedy The Thick of It (2005) · Will Smith
· Ian Martin
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Dan Gaster
· Armando Iannucci
· David Quantick
· Georgia Pritchett
· Tony Roche
2013 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series Veep (2012) · Jesse Armstrong
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Armando Iannucci
· Ian Martin
· Tony Roche
· Will Smith
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci (executive producer)
· Christopher Godsick (executive producer)
· Frank Rich (executive producer)
· Tony Roche (co-executive producer)
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (producer)
· Stephanie Laing (producer)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing in a Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
· Sean Gray
· Will Smith
· Roger Drew
· Ian Martin
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Four Lions (2010) · Jesse Armstrong
· Sam Bain
· Christopher Morris
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Four Lions (2010) · Christopher Morris
· Sam Bain
· Jesse Armstrong
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2010 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
· Roger Drew
· Sean Gray
· Will Smith
2010 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards In the Loop (2009) · Kevin Loader
· Adam Tandy
· Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Television Comedy/Light Entertainment Peep Show (2003) · Jesse Armstrong
· Sam Bain
2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Television Comedy/Light Entertainment The Thick of It (2005) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Ian Martin
· Tony Roche
· Sean Gray
· Will Smith
· Roger Drew
2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Original Film Screenplay Four Lions (2010) · Sam Bain
· Jesse Armstrong
· Christopher Morris
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2009 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Feature Film Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
· Ian Martin

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Armando Iannucci
· Jesse Armstrong
· Tony Roche
2009 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay In the Loop (2009) · Jesse Armstrong
· Armando Iannucci
· Tony Roche


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