Jazz of course, never seems to be the same. B.B. liked to tell stories and talk to his guitar Lucille, but he set a great example for young guitarists all over the world. Something else that I believe is important in the evolution of jazz is the ability to read and understand musical notation. I was surprised to find out how many rock musicians were classically trained.
** • Jazz music was part of the popular minstrel shows and vaudeville shows, both of which introduced the music to wider audiences. • Scott Joplin bought jazz into homes all over the country, and the Ragtime craze was on. It really caught on in New Orleans allowing Jazz to flourish due to its less rigid social backgrounds. New Orleans became the first true jazz centre. • This encouraged the popularity and growth of jazz music.
While both genres were split based on ethnicity, country and black gospel were both strongly influenced by poor farmers in the south. Woody Guthrie sing his whole life about the troubles of growing up poor and how the dust bowl affected his family farm. After World War 2, Rock and Roll began to gain the attention of teenage generation. Bob Dylan strongly influenced the Rock and Roll scene during the 1960s and diverse genre of music. When British bands began to travel to the US, they took influence from African American styles of recording as they were exposed to new types of music.
Jazz music has its roots in Black slave culture and arts. The white culture of the time saw these influences as “savage” and deteriorating to their music. Some saw the role of jazz as a platform for a change. Jazz was a way to bring together the different cultures. During the 1920s and 1930s jazz began to be popular and interesting among young people, black and whites.
Thomas Dorsey was born on July 1, 1899, in Villa Rica, Georgia. He was the son of a Baptist Minister and the grandson of a slave (Reich 9). Dorsey took the skills that he learned from his mother, who taught him music from a young age, and started a career as a blues pianist and arranger. The music that he played during this time was so soft and smooth that he was often times called the “whispering piano player.” Many also described him as being able to play “southern blues” with a “northern feel” (Johnson 813). Not only was he a naturally gifted musician, but he also had the opportunity to make a name for himself by playing blues for influential artists such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith (Lee 19).
I chose to write my Response Essay on the story "Sonny's Blues" written by James Baldwin. In Sonny's Blues, the storyteller recounts the tale of his association with his sibling, Sonny. Sonny is a performer not able to get away from the ghetto. Disheartened by his sibling's suffering , the storyteller connects with him, yet discovers that Sonny's hurt powers his music. The narrator is a teacher in Harlem that has changed his life and got out of the ghetto where he grew up.
They are passed down, interpreted different ways by each person that hears them, and can change the entire course of someone’s life. Music can have the same the same impact. In the 1920’s, Jazz and the blues became increasingly popular because of the freeing feeling young people got from listening and dancing to it. The new sound was shunned by the older generation because of the ““vulgarity” and “depravity” (and the “moral disasters” it supposedly inspired), but many in the younger generation loved the freedom they felt on the dance floor.” (History.com Staff) This type of music has lasted through almost a hundred years now, and still brings people the same freeing feeling it did when it was first discovered. Jazz is a type of music that is improvised.
The most influentials are: saxophonist Charlie Parker, pianists Thelonius Monk and Bud Powell, trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis and drummer Max Roach (Lindop and Sarah 106). Jazz critic Penny Von Eschen claims that jazz tours of mid to late 1950s in Europe, the Middle East and Asia encouraged by government to endorse Americanness but jazz musicians unsatisfied by the way employed by government played their part in changing the perspectives of Cold War and the official
They had many hits throughout the 1970s and the band assisted in making funk music a successful genre, with an even broader audience. A different group of musicians then began to further develop this genre. New ideas were significantly made by George Clinton, with his two bands; Parliament and Funkadelic. The Parliament group emphasized using horns whilst Funkadelic emphasized using guitars, but both had a deep, rhythm filled groove. Simultaneously, they formed a new kind of funk sound, greatly influenced by psychedelic rock as well as jazz.
I then received the opportunity to see one of his concerts, and he was incredible. He is one of the most popular singers of this time; I can’t even describe the amount of fans that were there! After the war music was reshaped for the better because now we have the beautiful music of rock and roll. Rock and Roll artist’s especially Elvis contributed African American music and blues to create a unique sound. Elvis challenges the old belief of separating white and black music as he combines them together.
The concert was held at Jazz at the Bistro. It was a tribute to the great trumpet player and St. Louis native Clark Terry. The concert was performed by contemporary trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. Clark Terry was a well-known and highly respected trumpeter and flugelhorn player who has had a tremendous influence on jazz and jazz culture in the music’s rich history. Clark Terry’s music deeply moved numerous jazz legends like Byron Stripling, who once said, “You don’t have to be a jazz fan.
After leaving reform school, he started his career with the cornet when he was spotted by famous jazz musicians Kind Oliver. He eventually moved through the ranks quickly and became the second chair cornet player in King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. In this experience, he was able to expand his musical horizons, allowing him to blow up in the jazz scene and invent new styles never heard of before. With these styles came change, in order for Armstrong to truly develop his styles, he had to change his instrument which eventually led to him picking up the trumpet because he did not want to stray too far from his roots. This eventually led to his breakthrough success in the jazz