He wrote books called, “Jazz Exercises and Pieces for Young Jazz pianist.” Having many types genres of music, Oscar Peterson played the genre of jazz! Jazz is a genre that most black artists play. African Americans discovered the music of jazz and was developed in New Orleans. They were inspired by European and African rhythms. From African music, they got the rhythm and feel, and from European music, they got the harmony and instrument.
Armstrong was born August 4,1901 in New Orleans. The section where Armstrong was born was so poor it was nicknamed “The Battlefield”. In 1912 Armstrong was sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs for shooting a gun in the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There he received musical instruction on how to play the cornet. Soon Armstrong learned that he loved music and started getting his reputation as one of the finest blues players.
Jazz fusion came into fruition when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz. It was during this time that many jazz musicians began to experiment with electric instruments and amplified sound as well as electronic effects and synthesizers. These instruments were common in other forms of popular music yet unprecedented in jazz. Many of the developments during the late 1960s and early 1970s have since become established elements of jazz fusion musical practice, perhaps the longest lasting stylistic showcase of jazz music due to its flexibility as a term. The development of American jazz is staggering and a fascinating study, but the music’s influence also transcends borders.
When musicians engage in collective improvisation, they usually have some sort of frame of reference from which to base their playing off of. In jazz slang, this frame of reference is known as a “standard”. In popular music it is typically uncommon to have one song played and recorded by countless bands and for each recording to be unique in its own way, but somehow jazz musicians find a way to play the same song again and again, for decades. Take for example, the popular jazz standard “Autumn Leaves”. Ever since the year of its composition in 1945, jazz musicians have been playing and recording covers of this iconic piece.
A well known type of music during the Harlem Renaissance was jazz. Many jazz bands started to form all over the United States. In New Orleans, there was a jazz band that consisted of the cornet, clarinet and trombone. This band was greatly enjoyed by the American society. The band was having prominent success, until the rate of racism, prejudice and violence increased between 1917 and 1923.
All these people played a part in influencing his image and sound. Zimmerman graduated from Hibbing High School in June 1959. He started playing in bands with his friends under the name Bobby Zimmerman, a name he eventually felt was “too Jewish for success.” He created the stage name Bob Dylan after his favorite poet Dylan Thomas. He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962. He went to the University of Minnesota and majored in music.
Song Title: So What Artist: Miles Davis (Music writer) The music starts with Piano sound and little bit guitar sound in the background. Then these both sounds are overtaken by dramatic start of saxophone music. Saxophone melody is the major melody in this composition and it is the melody which is questioning or exclaiming “So what”. The music picks up speed with the engagement of all three type of instruments. After 5 minutes piano music takes over as major music.
Over his sixty-year career he had earned several nicknames: The Sorcerer, the Prince of Darkness, and the man who walked on eggshells. In this paper, I plan to examine the influences that Miles Davis had on jazz. Starting with the bebop era, when his career first began, to his final collaboration released following his death. While in school Davis had learned how to play the trumpet, and following graduation he attended Julliard in New York. However, he dropped out of Julliard in 1945 in order join one of bebop’s pioneers, Charlie Parker.
When the topic of jazz comes to mind , many famous musicians are thought of including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald ,Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Among these talented artists is a New Orleans native singer and extraordinary trumpet player named Louis Armstrong. Armstrong otherwise known as “Pops” or “Satchmo” is arguably one of the most influential, important, and greatest music figures of all time. From his expansive career to his captivating stage presence, Louis Armstrong carries the title of modernizing jazz and is responsible for impacting not only jazz but Frank Sinatra’s singing , popularizing scat singing, and inspiring Miles Davis through his trumpet. Born into a poor family in a rough neighborhood known as the Battlefield
Without Cole’s inspiration jazz dance would have never been born. Jack Cole was born in New Jersey on April 27, 1911 and wanted to pursue his dream to dance ever since we he little. After Cole was sent away to be boarding school he decided to join with the Denishawn Dance Company that was led by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. After Cole made his first professional appearance in 1930, he left the modern dance world for commercial dance career in nightclubs. After Cole ended his career in his
Professor Davis taught Louis how to play the cornet correctly and set him on the path of being a pro. Louis wrote years later, “My whole musical success goes back to the time I was arrested…. because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.” (McDonough, 26-27) Louis Armstrong was the most influential person of the 1920’s because he was the most important figure in jazz during the 1920’s, he influenced civil rights through his jazz, and he helped transform jazz in 1920’s giving it a
In September 1943 she bought him an alto saxophone, which he played in high school. When he was 19 years old, he enlisted in the Navy. His musical abilities were discovered when he joined the Melody Masters, which played jazz and swing tunes. After his duties, he was a leader in the band, and then he produced his first ever recording with other band members, in which they played jazz and bebop songs. He was discharged from the Navy and went home, to Philadelphia, where he joined
Chick Corea, also known as Armando Anthony Corea, is a famous keyboardist and composer. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941 and is still alive today. Corea had started playing piano at age four and drums at eight. His real career began in the 1960’s. His father was a professional trumpet player, so he grew up with music his whole life.