Miles Davis was the most prominent trumpeter in the cool jazz musicians. Many other jazz trumpeters derived from his style, and tried to emulate it. Miles Davis always drove the frameworks of what were the accepted styles in jazz, and was at the foremost part of this new style. The way Davis improvised was very different from the ordinary set for jazz trumpeters at that time, and this was why he had such an immense impact on the jazz music. His solos were often played in the middle register, where he could achieve the most tuneful melodies.
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.
Over the course of his career, Louis Armstrong only furthered his career. His ability to re-compose songs he played, simply by using variation to make it more compelling to the jazz listeners. He was well known also for his ability to make his improvisations subtle and highly melodic. His ‘intense rhythmic swing’ which involved accented beats and the use of upbeat to downbeat slurring, also made his solos exceedingly sophisticated in his era. It is believed that Armstrong’s constant practicing, single handedly changed the capabilities and tone of the trumpet to what is seen today.
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.
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.
It is a language that musicians use to express their emotions on a concrete moment or the emotions that they are feeling while they are performing. It is unique and diverse that the musicians improvise music within the spur of the moment which makes Jazz music much more intriguing and different from other genres of music consequently making it one step from the past, one step from the present and one step from the future. (What is Jazz?, n.d.) The Birthplace of Jazz Approximately about a hundred years ago, Jazz was born in New Orleans although some of its roots are being connected to the musical tradition of both Africans and Europeans. It bloomed in New Orleans considering it was a port of all nations and meeting place for different nationalities and ethnic groups that they blended in
On August 21st, 1935 Benny and his band played at the Palomar Ballroom in LA. That gig was the beginning of Benny’s ascendancy to King and the swing era. Benny was very popular for being racially colorblind, which was hard to find while in the mid 30’s when racial segregation was a big problem. Teddy Wilson who was an African American pianist, was first seen in the Benny Goodman Trio at the Congress Hotel in 1935. The next year Benny added Lionel Hampton to create the Benny Goodman Quartet.
The Sensational Elvis Costello Elvis Costello a brilliant singer and songwriter came onto the new wave scene in the late 1970s. When you looked at him he resembled the late great Buddy Holly who also had nerdy looking spectacles and of course his name reminded one of the King of Rock and Roll. Therefore it seemed destined that Costello would be a success in the world of music. Inborn Talent He came into this world as Declan Patrick Macmanus on August 25, 1954 in Paddington, London, England. I say he had inborn talent because his dad was a successful big-band singer and trumpet player.
Typically, in the Classical tradition, those recurring motifs were traditionally based on the work’s opening measures, but instead, we get returning themes that are not from the beginning. One more act that goes against Classical tradition is that fact that although this is a Classical/Jazz style concerto, it was not written in sonata form at all. In fact, this concerto is sometimes unpredictable and random which is probably a nod to Jazz. The first movement kicks off with the timpani boldly introducing us to the beat, which then leads to shrieks from the winds that collide with cymbals. It gives off a disordered, yet straightforward, improvisatory type of feeling which is very unexpected, but forgivable once the strings and horns enter with charming long-short rhythms that give