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.
It became very popular in the early 1900’s and the rhythm was supplied by bass and drums. By the 1930’s young black musicians wanted to develop their own styles and many studied the teachings of
• 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. • Jazz went from only playing in New Orleans to becoming a staple of the America airwaves, dance halls and homes” • The 1930’s brought a new style of jazz “big band swing”.
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.
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.
Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. Joining an R&B vocal group called the Avon’s that later evolved to become The Flames, Brown served as the group 's lead singer. First coming to national public attention in the late 1950s as a member of The Famous Flames with the hit ballads "Please, Please, please" which was one of the biggest hits for him. Second hit was a song called “Try Me” which was a song that actually no one wanted to sign, but he paid for the demo, and after that it became the number one hit on the R&B chart. James Brown style was truly unique; from the way he dresses to the way he moves on stage.
In the 1920s the African American was starting in earnest to place his or her stamp on American culture as a whole. It is in the era the seeds of revolution were planted that would bear fruit in the Civil Rights era of the mid 20th century. As the African Americans in New Orleans did make jazz the African Americans in New York and Chicago made Jazz what it is today and it helped many people see that what they live in is not what the have to stay
Jazz music began in black communities in the South in the early 1900s. It fused African and European styles. By 1950s a jazz style called Dixieland was popular in US and Europe. Bebop music which began in the 1940s became an accepted part of jazz in the 1950s. 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).
An originator of Big Band Jazz, Duke Ellington’s prominent ear for music stretched further beyond the composition and performance scene by aiding in the recruitment of musicians such as: Bubber Miley, famous for using a plunger that made a "wa-wa" sound, and Joe Nanton, who implemented the "growl" of his trombone, cornetist Rex Stewart, and trumpeter Cootie Williams. His orchestra became his most prominent “instrument” surpassing his individual skill as a pianist. Ellington’s style came into fame as his group, The Washintonians, created the Jazz style of “Jungle Sound.” Compositions including “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo” (1926) and “Black and Tan Fantasy” (1927) sport the band’s 1920’s newly formed style.
William John Evans better known as Bill Evans (August 16, 1929- September 15, 1980) was one of the most influential American jazz pianists ever, was known as harmony genius, a highly nuanced touch player and his lyrical playing style. His introspective lyricisms, endless flow of clear ideas and subtle Western classical flourished have influenced a legion of jazz pianists including Jack Reilly, Herbie Hancock, Andy Laverne, Enrico Pieranunzi, Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Joanne Brackeen and countless others. ( ipad npr.org) Described by noted jazz writer James Lincoln Collier says that Evans had the widest influence of any piano player since 1960. (James Lincoln Collier, The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History (New York: Dell Publishing,
Eleanora Fagan, better known by her stage name Billie Holiday, was born on April 7, 1915 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a famous Jazz performer, recognized for fragile, raspy voice that was etched with emotion as she sang and her geniuse imporvisation skills. Billie became one of the first African American vocalists to work with a white orchestra (Artie Shaw and his band) and tour the Southern U.S, which at the time was segregated. Several of her songs including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “Embracable You” and “Easy Living¨ became jazz standards after several artist imitations and her rendition of “Strange Fruit” became one of her best selling records. Her performance popularized and brought attention to the contoversal song. Aroud the same time she released the song,