Jazz-Rock is quite different from earlier Jazz in a number of ways: • Jazz’s rhythm is renowned by its “swing”, while on the other hand Jazz-fusion is more based on eighth or sixteenth note rhythms. • Jazz mostly uses acoustic instruments such as piano, double bass, horns but jazz-rock mostly uses electronic instruments such as electric guitar, bass guitar, electric piano etc. •
Jazz is often associated with blackness and slavery. Unsurprisingly, several jazz musicians follow the ideals of Afrofuturism. According to Davids article in 2007, Sun Ra is one of the best examples within the jazz genre. His music shares a lot of the post-human ideals. The ideas
Many of Hughs writings envolved societal culture issues. However, Hughs had a less known poem that venture into a genre of jazz that was called be-bop. Bebop was considered a revolt from the traditional jazz and it was becoming a distinctive part of modernism in the African American communities. Nevertheless, Hughs lesser-known writing was called “Montage of a Dream Deferred.” This writing was also distinctive to bebop. The Montage was a spin from African American culture and vernacular
Jazz and modern dance are two different genres of dance. Jazz dance started in the early 1700’s in Africa and was brought to America through the slave trade. Two pioneers that influenced jazz dance were Jack Cole and Katherine Dunham. Jack Cole was called “the Father of theatrical jazz dance” and is remembered as the prime creator of the jazz heritage. Katherine Dunham was known for her leadership of African American jazz dance and started her own dance company.
The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone).
CULTURE: Harlem renaissance: The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, artistic, literary movement in the 1920’ by the African Americans. During that time it was known as the New Negro Movement. Many artists, writers, dancers, musicians were emerged during this time. A new way of playing the piano called the Harlem Stride style was created during the Harlem Renaissance. They played the traditional jazz and blues music.
What is Jazz? Jazz originated in the U.S it 's a type of music that has rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisations, and often deliberate of a pitch. Jazz started in the black African American slums of New Orleans at the end of 19th century. Different Types of music such as bebop and swing bands were very popular in the era of 1930’s -1940’s and consisted of many different players such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong which were part of Swing Bands, Charlie Parker was a bebop musician , another one of the most famous bebop players is Dizzy Gillespie. Many people believe jazz is the creation of Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B of today 's era and also made fashion become popular.
Over all, the Evening of Jazz was good example of Blues and Jazz music genre, from the clothes to the style of songs chosen, without the clothes the Blues would not have felt Blues. The E.V.I., from the Big Band, was an unique instrument with a strangely pleasant sound for Jazz much like the Vibraphone, from the Jazz Combo, and this brought a different feel yet was able to keep the authentic tone to the genre by adding a
1. Scansion and Analysis The Harlem Renaissance was a period of revolutionary styles of music, dance, and literature that presented the hardships and culture of African Americans. The “Trumpet Player,” by Langston Hughes portrays the theme of the therapeutic effects of music through the development of an African American trumpeter’s music. The free verse poem “Trumpet Player” epitomizes the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz through the unique use of inconsistent rhymed and unrhymed lines mixed with the use of colloquialisms. Hughes employs the use of sporadic and irregular patterns of rhyme, meter, line length and use of enjambment to represent the Jazz like nature of the trumpet player’s music.