An other reason for this was his incredible improvisational skill, which allowed him to provide an audience with endless fascination. Before Armstrong left his fingerprints all over jazz, it was more so an organization of musicians who would perform their own part in a perfected script of set musical notes, so when he did finally come along it was a great shock to everyone’s past idea of jazz music Though he was generally noted for his contribution to jazz, Armstrong also played a significant role in the evolution of pop music entertainment in America. -Scott yanowEarly on in his career, he showcased an almost equally unique ability to his trumpet playing, his singing. Right off the bat Louis undeniably raspy voice set him apart from all other singers. His ability to demonstrate multiple extraordinary talents in a single performance made him a huge hit, and anyone he performed with was no doubt a hit themselves.
Yet another Gordy song was a huge hit and climbed to the top of the R&B chart. But Wilson wasn’t the singer Gordy focused on In 1958, Gordy met a local group by the name of The Miracles, in which he would teach song
Ellington music was filled with Jazz and included a range of other genres of works. “Caravan” is categorized in the genre of Jazz with styles of swing, big band, and early jazz. This song has a mood of elegance and refined, with a theme of reminiscence. The lyrics are written by Irving Mills and in most versions, are not sung because the words do not appear as strong at the melody. In Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of the song she does sing the lyrics and they are sought to be very dreamy.
Faith Eleby-DR. KEAST JAZZ, POP, ROCK The Bop and Bebop era was filled with a variation of things that contributed to its success and flourishment. The Bebop era was based on nonfunctional music it was either played at a very fast or very slow pace, neither paces allowed its listener to dance. Bebop was mainly for the artist satisfaction of difficult rhythmic changes; its focus was entertainment. Bop was also known for its fantastic artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, it was also ideal because of the location of a performance. Where did Bebop get its name?
After the Civil War, Gilmore was responsible for initiating the evolution of the American band tradition. With the addition of woodwind instruments to his new post-war ensembles, the professional wind band had supplanted the previously popular brass band (Hebert, 2000). Additionally, Gilmore started to gain notoriety for organizing large-scale concerts. The 1869 National Peace Jubilee and the 1872 World Peace Jubilee, which Gilmore organized, featured over eleven thousand musicians (Crawford & Hamberlin, 2013). These behemoth performances made Gilmore the most prominent band director of his day.
Jazz is most often thought to have been started in the 1920s as this explosive movement, but that is in fact not the case. Starting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many African American musicians have started to explore their taste in improvising, and where better to do that than New Orleans (Anderson). Before the 1920s these jazz musicians have already been going around sharing the unique sound, but up until then, jazz had remained majorly in New Orleans. Interestingly during this period, a common jazz band would consist of a cornet, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section when at this period of time the clarinet is not commonly associated with being a jazz instrument, it moved into being the saxophone rather. A big
Although it was not easy to lift people's hopes, Gospel music came at the perfect time to reach people when nothing else worked (Heilbut). The great giants of gospel music such as Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith and Sam Cooke were all huge contributors to the evolution and expansion of gospel music. For many of the people inspired by these great artist, their music was an escape from the sad world
3). The stars of this time were musicians who were African American. The two most popular were black men named Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. Louis Armstrong, is forever known as one of the worlds greatest trumpet player (Jazz of the 1920's). Although Jelly Roll Morton was a large bragger, his piano skills lived up to his words.
Miles Davis, one of jazz’s most influential musicians with career that expanded six decades. Davis was known for his always changing style, from bebop to rock. He had been part of the bebop, cool jazz, hardbop, modal, rock-fusion movements, and shortly before his death working with hip-hop fusion. Throughout his entire career, Miles Davis preferred the audience recognize him for what he was doing then, not what he had done in the past. Over his sixty-year career he had earned several nicknames: The Sorcerer, the Prince of Darkness, and the man who walked on eggshells.
The New Orleans Rhythm Kings changed and influenced many people’s lives in the 1920s. They even helped make the Roaring Twenties actually “roar.” Their band helped create the essential cornerstone of the classic Chicago style of jazz ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Not only did they make a difference in music, but in society as a whole. They did when they put out the first “racially mixed” jazz record in 1923 with Jelly Roll Morton, an African American jazz composer and pianist ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's", "Composer Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime to early jazz"). The New Orleans Rhythm Kings music has impacted everyone 's lives for the better for their music is still