He made it so popular and universal that it passes through the years and the fashions until now without us figuring out. Scat singing is a vocal jazz style that consists of improvising a song made of senseless syllables or wordless vocables. Also, it follows a tune (improvised or not), usually over an instrumental background. All these elements turn scat singing into a very difficult technique. In order to master it, it is necessary to have excellent musical skills and
Many peoples are more interested about and focusing on the classical music, blues, and country music, also jazz which from African Americans. The trend of American music still influences the people; however, the mainstream of the music has been changed. In nowadays world, the Korean pop music (K-pop) is getting famous and spread to the globe. K-pop including electronic music, hip-hop, R&B and more, that is under the term Korean Wave which also known as Hallyu that in Korean language. (Desideri, 2013) It became the latest trend that lets many peoples are paying attention and have the interest on Hallyu, especially the younger generation.
Lastly, there is vallenato son, which is similar to paseo but is in duple meter with a nostalgically and plaintive mood. Artist such as Jorge Celedon and Fanny Lu help spread vallenato both son and paseo through songs that became big hits internationally and gained attention from outside of Colombia. Their songs demonstrated cultural pride because similar to Carlos Vives, both artist heavily incorporate elements of vallenato into their works. Vallenato swept Colombia by its feet when it first was discovered and as time progressed through its successful commercialization, it’s spread across to other nations giving them each a taste of the Colombian
Louis music scene, and in 1952 he formed the Sir John Trio with pianist and band leader Johnnie Johnson and drummer Eddie Hardy. The connection with Johnson would be a lasting one, and the influence of the pianist's boogie style would become evident in Berry's guitar playing. Berry had a knack for pleasing the crowd, and the band eventually changed its name to The Chuck Berry Trio. The band's repertoire included the blues, ballads, and a number of "black hillbilly" songs that jokingly parodied the country music popular to the city's white audiences. While the trio's hillbilly songs initially provoked laughter, they became popular dance tunes among the predominantly black club-goers.
Benjamin is in the history books as one of the greats alongside Billie Holiday because of the way she told stories using her voice and a microphone. “Benjamin can create emotional truth and innocence in part because she doesn’t rely on vocal acrobatics or melisma-- just pure, crystalline sound” (Kelley, 1). Benjamin maintained her own unique tone throughout her musical career but also never strayed away from her devotion to modern jazz, because she saw it as the most liberating music on the planet (Kelley, 123). Benjamin also very inclined with politics and was politically active on behalf of the African National Congress. Furthering her career, after moving back and forth from South Africa and New York City, she started her own record label, Ekapa, and released seven LPs showing her true talents.
Many rock and roll concerts were attended by interracial audiences and most of the time, there were no racial tensions between anybody. (Kaliss) “The Ku Klux Klan also targeted rock and roll concerts and radio shows for violent protests because of the music’s popularity across the color line.” (Kaliss) There was nothing wrong with mixed race audiences but some saw it as absurd and parents would prohibit their children from going. The coming together of those teenagers highly influenced racism and helped with getting equal rights for black
Weston was very interested in Mexican folk and popular art which included objects done by hand and were typically made by people who lived in small towns and had next to no practice in the making of this art (Pohl 362). This art was considered to be conventional and grabbed the attention of many tourists (Pohl 362). A form of folk art was sent to the Los Angeles area and was thought of to be the first dominant display of Mexican popular art in the United States (Pohl 362). In “Pajaro Blanco” (1926), “Weston pinpointed form and texture by isolating and cropping the object” (Pohl 363). He changed the bird’s normal look by removing its legs and set it on a platform that made it look as if the bird was flying away (Pohl 363).
While in New York, Armstrong made dozens of records as a sideman, creating inspirational jazz and backup singing for many blues singers. Moreover, he had records as a soloist including "Cornet Chop Suey" and "Potato Head Blues." These solos changed jazz history, by incorporating daring rhythm choices, swing and high notes on cornet(Source B). Furthermore, in 1926, Armstrong finally switched from the cornet to the trumpet. After 1926, Louis became more and more famous and broke more and more barriers through his music.
Trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis became two of the most inspiring American jazz musicians of all time by accessing very differently to their art. In the analysis an album from each artist, I choose “What A Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong and “Kind of Blue” of Miles Davis. Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was the most influential performer to affect a lot of Jazz musicians. He influenced the whole jazz population with his amazing voice and energetic trumpet. And he played a great role in the modernization of jazz.
Jazz being one of the few public forums for African American self expression, allowed musicians a platform to speak to their audiences and to transcend the barriers they faced in society. Beboppers ‘spoke’ at whirlwind speed, almost as if to say ‘you can’t catch me’ to their white counterparts. Although some elements of the music carried on from the Swing Era, such as the 32 bar song form and the 12 bar blues foundations, the harmonic and rhythmic complexity was stretching the boundaries further and further from the mainstream popular swing style. Heavy use of flattened ninths, sharpened elevenths and other altered intervals in solos and the speed at which they were used as well as the phrasing of these notes gave the music an off balance quality. Dizzy Gillespie’s tendency towards desceding whole or halfstep patterns such as in “Con Alma” and “A Night in Tunisia”, Charlie Parker’s favoured ii-V substitutions in the famous bridge to “Ko Ko” and “Confirmation” and the mastery of dissonance by Thelonious Monk shows the boppers preoccupation with developing their sound, making statements through their music.