Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, often called the grandfather of jazz, pioneered the artform and to this day is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time. When asked to describe jazz, he famously responded “If you have to ask, you’ll never know”. Many have criticised this reply for its vague nature and for not directly answering the question, but I believe this quote describes jazz and its purpose perfectly. What Armstrong was trying to say was that jazz is meant to be felt rather than thought about. The purpose of improvisational music is to provide a framework for musicians to display unique creative ideas through spontaneous improvisation, and in doing so, communicating with the audience in a way that other genres of music simply
Louis Armstrong shaping scat singing to make it achieve posterity Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) is surely one of the most famous and incredible jazz singer and trumpet player. He influenced widely, and still does, jazz music. But there is something that only jazz specialists or some aficionados know: he actually reinvented a brand new genre of vocal jazz, the scat singing. And I said “reinvented” on purpose. Indeed, though Louis Armstrong 's recording Heebie Jeebies in 1926 is often cited as the first song to use scatting, there are some earlier examples of artists ' pieces of work that could be considered as premises of scat singing.
Armstrong brought together scat singing, blues, and his trumpet and cornet to make a modern jazz. In his lifetime, Armstrong made thousands or records and inspired many to follow their dreams. Although he died, there was not another musician as popular as Louis Armstrong. Even years after he has passed, remakes of his songs when to the top of charts (Source A). Overall, Louis Armstrong has made the world we live in a more diverse and creative environment.
The man behind “Hi-De-Ho,” Cab Calloway was a wildly successful and popular entertainer. Rising to fame during the Big Band Era, Calloway’s image is immortalized due to his large personality, stage presence, and scat singing. Though he was most influential during the 1930s, his career lasted well into the 1980s and early 1990s. Cab Calloway was born Cabell Calloway III on December 25, 1907. His father, Cabell Calloway was a lawyer, his mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, a schoolteacher.
Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”. The song is a masterpiece and a narrative that marries the Marxist theory with which it establishes a platform on which Bob`s influence and literary style is examined. Upon exploring on critics and the examination of the song “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan, it reveals the modern social elements of equity and race in the society. Thus, it is from the metaphor, language, literary aspects of genre as used in the song and Bob`s individualistic and unique songwriting that has raised the plateau of his excellence and made him the most influential modern artist in the United States and across the world. “Hurricane” describes the events happening in New Jersey bar in the presence of
Bossa nova can flow in the American market as an impressive success history (Green 2012). It is a common part of high school jazz. Nevertheless, bossa nova is far from the American tradition but it was introduced to American musicians in 1960s (Bossa Nova 2005). It tends to be the rising of the cool wave from Brazil in the style of cool jazz. It shows how influence for a musical style developed in a peripheral country as Brazil was introduced in a large and central market place as the American (New World Encyclopedia).
Matthew Silkowski Mister Saleeba English IV 12 March 2018 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is, and always will be, regarded as one of, if not the, greatest composer of his time. Mozart opened the door for all composers to come, and his pieces are still referred to today for new composers. Mozart left over 600 symphonies, concertos, chamber music, operas, and many other forms of music of his time. He was the master of every genre during his time. He left an enormous mark in the world of music, and will never be forgotten.
Mozart died on December the 5th 1971 in his home. The true fame came to Mozart after his death. The name of Mozart has become a symbol of enormous amounts of respect and awe and creative genius. Numerous musicians and writers look up to the greatness and the value of Mozart’s legacy and the huge role that his music plays in the life of mankind. In conclusion, I have learned a lot about Mozart.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. This quote held truer for no one more than the man who said it. Jimi Hendrix waltzed into the music world and in just four short years, changed the face of rock-n-roll as we knew it. Hendrix became the 1960s zeitgeist for his ability to perfectly capture everything that made that era great- swagger and grit, primal sexuality and dreamy intoxication. Even though not everyone considers him an ideal role model, Jimi Hendrix is still considered as the greatest guitarist ever.
Introduction “For there 's Basie, Miller, Satchmo and the king of all Sir Duke.” Stevie Wonder. There is no bigger name in the history of American music, especially in Jazz, than Duke Ellington. But many don’t know the man behind many of Sir Duke’s timeless classics, that man is Billy Strayhorn. It is said these two had a symbiotic relationship where neither would have been as good without the other. Strayhorn, the genius composer and arranger, to Ellington the charismatic performer and band leader the world knew and loved.
In 1922, Gennett Records, an independent company located in Richmond, Indiana, began recording jazz groups performing in Chicago. The first group they recorded was the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, followed in 1923 by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band with young jazz player Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong is and will continue to be remembered for his contribution to the Jazz Age of music. By 1929 Armstrong was a big star, touring the U.S. and the continent with his bands. His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing.
Ken Schaphorst, a composer, trumpeter, and educator with more than a decade of experience leading big bands, counts on a great lineup of musicians and friends, including a few former students from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Schaphorst’s modern big bands are typically packed with trendy and inventive jazz instrumentalists, and for this new album, entitled How To Say Goodbye, he maintains this feature. Donny McCaslin, Ralph Alessi, Chris Cheek, Uri Caine, Jay Anderson, and Matt Wilson are incredible performers that don’t need any introduction. Shifty and animated, the title track immediately lets us know about the leader’s art of orchestration. The tune was written for the trumpeter John Carlson who envinces absolute confidence and takes the lead through thoughtful moves.
The concert was held at Jazz at the Bistro. It was a tribute to the great trumpet player and St. Louis native Clark Terry. The concert was performed by contemporary trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. Clark Terry was a well-known and highly respected trumpeter and flugelhorn player who has had a tremendous influence on jazz and jazz culture in the music’s rich history. Clark Terry’s music deeply moved numerous jazz legends like Byron Stripling, who once said, “You don’t have to be a jazz fan.