How Did King Oliver Influence Today

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If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz. Jazz was first born in New Orleans and eventually moved to Chicago. Jazz had a major impact on society and the…show more content…
As a powerful musician and the creator of one of the first big New Orleans jazz band, Oliver was the beginning of jazz in New Orleans and the start of generation of cornet players who advanced their musical style during the 1920s, including Louis Armstrong, who was Oliver's apprentice. All throughout olivers musical career he stood out through his techniques. Joseph Oliver was the first to change the history of jazz music. “King” Oliver helped spread Jazz from New Orleans to Chicago with the creation of his creole band.in 1922( “The life of King Oliver). Together the band brought new songs and music into Chicago. During his time with the Creole band, Joe was awarded the nickname “King” to reflect his musical abilities. Unfortunately in 1924, the band broke up due to the increasing financial problems among the…show more content…
His unique style was created by trumpet mutes and four square rhythms. This style resembles what various cornetists before him tried to achieve, but completely different from what Armstrong and other artists tried to create. Oliver used this contrasting music style to try and appear different from what other artists tried to create. Additionally, his style of jazz incorporated many changes in pitch and rhythm and had a blend of blues style and pop sounds.Oliver would perform with timbre modifiers of many shapes and sizes which allowed him to get a wah-wah sound that no other musician, at the time, could produce (know Louisiana). Due to all his hard work, Oliver is recognized for having raised the bar of jazz through his famous solo piece, Dippermouth Blues (1923) which was a treat for many 1920s trumpeters and led to the arrival of Sugar Foot Stomp. Oliver also showed his vocal abilities through his blues song Sippie

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