They were both strictly created by black musicians. These forms of music were popular among both the young and older generations of African Americans. However, outside of the African American race, jazz and hip-hop has become a performance by people of all race and ages. Buddy Bolden invented jazz in 1877 in New Orleans (the guardian, 2010). That is where jazz is known to get its main influence from.
Jazz, on the other hand, grew out of ragtime and New Orleans style music, slowly making its way up the Mississippi River and on to Chicago where the term Jazz was first coined in 1913. “Blueberry hill”, one of the most famous early jazz songs, was composed by one of the most famous jazz music players, Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Stachmo” and “pops” would be the best example to demonstrate the term “Jazz.” Armstrong was famous for playing trumpet. Blues and Jazz are interrelated most likely because of the fact that they are originated from the American South which means it is an African American style from the south. Improvisation is a major performance method for both Jazz and Blues. Jazz and Blues are different because Jazz is more complicated than blues, uses many more chords, scales, modes, tempos, time signatures, melodic structure, moods and styles.
Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap. Today, the musical genres created and influenced by African Americans are top sellers in the country, though jazz isn't as popular today it will remain a big part of American culture and history. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). The unfortunate circumstances of the slave trade introduced America to unique sounds, rhythms and song structures of African tradition and influenced the creation of blues, jazz and many more musical genres. Although racism deemed the early development of African American music “immoral”, the lively and diverse music thrived and spread American culture around the world.
If many African lyrics and music did not exist, modern music would not be as efficient and great as it is today. In addition to Goodling and Browne, Mark Lincoln writes, “So many of our modern icons have incorporated African instrumentation, ideas and ideals into their music …” (Lincoln, Mark. “The Powerful Influence of African Culture on Modern Music”). Lincoln’s saying is true because modern music has many similar characteristics to traditional African music. Many modern genres of music have African music roots and are very
Gillespie had a much harder upbringing than Parker, but like Parker he sought to pioneer his own non-traditional approach to jazz. Parker and Gillespie would unite with a handful of other revolutionary new musicians to create the first bebop tracks. Bebop was initially received to mixed reviews. Some of the most prominent figures in jazz at the time claimed it was a mockery of jazz. However it could not be denied that a new distinct form of jazz had been created.
Singers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday popularized blues and jazz vocals. Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong drew huge audiences as white Americans as well as African Americans caught jazz fever (Kallen 13). The continuing hardships faced by African Americans in the Deep South and the urban North were severe, it took the environment of the new American city to bring in close proximity some of the greatest minds of the day. Harlem brought notice to great works that might otherwise have been lost or never produced. The results were phenomenal; the artists of the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly transformed African American culture.
The Harlem Renaissance was a time period where African American culture flourished, both in the US and around the world. This increased interest in the arts led to the discovery of many new African American writers and poets, including Langston Hughes, Claud McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston. In his collection of works titled The New Negro, the cover of which is on the previous page, helped many promising African American writers gain recognition. Often times, these writers and poets drew on other aspects of the Harlem Renaissance when creating their work. Langston Hughes drew a lot of his inspiration from jazz music and many of his poems, including the passage from one of his poems on the previous page, follow the rhythm of jazz and blues music.
Name Instructor Course Date Duke Ellington Career and adult life Duke Ellington was a real innovator; he used his band to influence the growth of jazz and the American music sector. Like Hajdu noted, I believe Duke Ellington’s music made the real sound of America (72). He was an American bandleader, jazz composer, and pianist, who served for long as leader of big-band jazz. Born to a negro Butler, Ellington took up his the piano at the age of seven searching for dignity, attention, and generational fame. He joined the Elmer Snowden, the Washingtonians in New York (Collier, 46).
Some people who perfected this were Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Chick Webb. In many instances, Duke Ellington had many hit songs that really pushed the Harlem Renaissance along with the tone and sensation that it would provide to the listener. One of these songs, In a Sentimental Mood, really showcases his technique and style of music and how it attaches to people's mood. The tone of In a Sentimental Mood expresses the baffling times of pain and depressing ambiance. Another musician, who could do this was John Coltrane, with his reverent music and flair that really drove the point of inequality and the necessity of equality to those of every race.
Swing was first introduced by black musicians. Some of them included Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, and Jimmy Lunceford. Interestingly enough, because of the popularity of the music, African Americans were able to produce music and bring it into white society for them to listen to. These African American musicians also influenced many of the white musicians as well. White jazz musicians had taken inspiration from black jazz music for many years, but because of swing, they became even more deeply devoted to integrating this music to blacks and whites.
Mostly people in black neighborhoods are listening to jazz because it was originated by African music and combined with band instruments and rhythm & blues. Instruments like piano, clarinets, trumpets, and saxophones were involved in jazz music. Many popular jazz singers and musicians at the moment are Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Most of the musicians in our decade are male but a lot of singers tend to be female just like Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, and Ella
The purpose of this post is to discuss an aspect of jazz that was charged or influenced by race, gender, religion, or another social aspect. I chose to write about a Duke Ellington album, Black, Brown and Beige. Duke Ellington was known for expressing the feelings of African Americans without being angry. However, you could still feel the pain, sadness and angst, and it was always done through a filter, with a feeling of triumph at the end. The album debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1943 with mixed reviews.
Saxophone and piano were still important, but electric guitar and bass added a different vibe to the music. It was the beginning of a new sound. The main area they wanted to focus their R and B music was in Atlanta Ga. Chuck Willis is considered one of the founded fathers of R and B. He began singing at block parties, dances, and talent shows in Atlanta. In the midst of all this when he met Zenas Sears.
Hip-hop has become a mainstream culture in youth today. It is a classic of music that contains both rap and break dancing. Hip-hop culture, originally from African Americans in the United States, has influenced many young generations. For example, there are many famous hip-hop artists who are supported by new generations, such as Jay-z, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. However, there are some controversial arguments with hip-hop culture that has influenced youth culture by reinforcing bad behaviors, such as academic performance in school and drug use.