According to Scott (2012) “women dressing in the new and colorful fabrics echoed the joy felt by a war weary population following the end of hostilities” (1920 's Women’s Fashions and Changing Lifestyles section, para. 2). The dresses became lighter in weight (because of less fabric) and shorter than most of the dresses in the past years. According to Scott (2012) “fashion designers played with fabric colors, textures and patterns to create totally new styles of dress” (1920 's
Even the upper classes found Jazz appealing. This led many other musicians to teach themselves Jazz in order to play at the clubs (“The History of Jazz in Paris”). Because of its immediate popularity, Jazz quickly diffused to other parts of the country. Primarily, Jazz diffused to Chicago, but did eventually diffuse to New York City, and then to Kansas City as well (“American Jazz Culture in the 1920s”). Chicago was a desirable destination for many white musicians who left New Orleans to seek fame and fortune (A New Orleans Jazz History, 1895 - 1927”).
America brought forth the music class, jazz, yet Paris was the first to hail it as a craftsmanship. War-weary and hungry for diversion, the citizens in the 1920s and 1930s embraced this new musical form. Performers such as outcast creators, cutting edge experts, flappers, and socialites focalized on the clubs and men 's clubs where jazz ruled. As jazz advanced, it got to be connected with current developments in expressions of the human experience and acclaimed as the sound of the twentieth century. Paris respected the United States infantry groups that played all through Europe amid World War I.
Jazz also consists of syncopation. This is when two rhythms are played against each other and that’s how jazz gets its swing and like Duke Ellington says in his song "It don 't mean a thing if it ain 't got that swing." Also in jazz blue notes take place when a musician plays through a scale and exaggerates some of the notes. While I’ve been listening to both albums it seems that her first one is more jazz while her second has more guitar in it. I personally believe this could be because Amy wanted to experiment with other styles such as soul, pop and reggae.
Jazz was one of the first devices that really helped people express how they felt and let them radiate a new and even dangerous personality in new musical experiences. Also, The Ziegfeld Follies in 1920 brought a jazz number onto the scene described as “a song [celebrating] a ‘jazzy Cleopatra’ . . . whose vigorous dancing and bold flirtations make her, like jazz itself, dangerous and irresistible” (Magee 706).
1. Introduction Duke Ellington said "Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, the brainwaves in his head and mine." Billy Strayhorn was an America jazz pianist, songwriter, and arranger and mainly worked with Duke Ellington. After Duke Ellington find his talent in 1938, Strayhorn worked actively in the world of jazz. He has a great impact on development of jazz as well as his works influenced future jazz musicians.
Jazz, a music considered truly ‘American’; a mix of African-American rhythms such as ragtime, blues and gospel, has also been interpreted by the community, ingrained with their own style, their own sabor. Mexican Americans and Jazz have combined so well, that some good bands have been formed and there is a Texas Jazz Festival being held every year, which has been promoted and planned with the participation of Latinos to a great extent. This has been possible thanks to the flexibility of these people, who have opened their arms –and their ears- to the new sounds and who have found ways to make them their
Also, formal gowns were apart of womens fashion during the 1920s. Formal gowns, worn mostly for evening events, were their most elaborate outfits. Women 's formal gowns during the first half of the 1920s were characterized by decoration. (Mulvagh, Jane,1988) The most glamorous evening gowns were covered in jewels or intricate beadwork and swept the floor. As the economies of Western countries began to recover after the end of World War I (1914–18), people were able to afford more lavish/ gorgeous clothes (thesaurus,2016).
This time exuded a glamorous tone and majorly affected women's fashion. Dresses were now made with more luxurious materials such as silk or satin. Dress silhouettes were chic and fitted to contour the body’s natural shape while still providing movement and grace. This was a new release of expression as women were previously confined to wearing clothes that were plain and functional during the economic crisis. This was an exciting breakout for women as they were finally allowed to express themselves again and show their personality through fashion.
Contemporary media had done a very effective job at associating the image of flappers with the 1920s using popular works such as The Great Gatsby. People identify this decade of women very easily. Comparatively, the 1970s idea of women focused on the era of the ‘hippie’ in the style of clothing that was popular at the time and is still the image represented today. Culturally the representation of 70s women is found through the simplicity of bell bottom jeans and flower headbands. Women of the modern era are still working on expanding their roles, but women working as a group have been exceeding the expectation now for just over 100