Halfway through this performance, I started to notice the repetition of both jazz bands, and how all of the songs sounded very similar to me. I’m sure if I had more experience with music and more particularly jazz music, I would be able to identify differences much easier. This band played “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” “Cherokee,” “In A Mellow Tone,” and “Recordame.” Like the first band, this band also introduced their next songs and also included when they modified the original versions. My favorite performance of the night was the last song “Recordame.” The band noted that they modified this song, and right away I had a good idea of one of the biggest modifications when the drummer got up and grabbed an electric drum pad and set it next to his drum set. The electric drum produced an original sound that I had not heard yet that night.
Many new themes emerge as melodies are echoed from various instruments, allowing for layering of the piece. In an almost entirely minor section, Dvorak throws in a major chord, showcasing a Picardi third. Old themes are brought back and then trombones are given a chance to bask in the spotlight as they take over once the band had crescendoed to a forte. The movement dwindles down in numbers, leaving just three string players to create a slow melody as it moves towards the end. The ballad then concludes with the strings playing an ascending line, leaving just the low strings.
Sousa Percy Grainger is one of the most well prominent figured heads of classic wind band literature. He, among with many of other composers, helped revive British folk music through his experimental compositions. Trained originally as a concert pianist, he used the untapped potential of wind ensembles as model for innovative composition. Country Gardens is one of Grainger’s most well known pieces. After playing this folk setting several times as a piano encore, he eventually had the score published.
In fact, many put Ellington in the same year as Beethoven and Mozart as a composer. You could listen to his music, for a lifetime, and learn just about everything there is to know about music, and feel as you in the culture of the 20th Century. This first version of the song; got my intention, it’s from 1943, and it is one of the most famous versions. The song sound had played the piano, drum set, a trumpet, and the bases, interplay between the sections is just genius arranging. It was an amazing old style, singing with the band.
Miles Davis arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1944 around the same time that a jazz revolution was beginning. The style bop or bebop was a direct attack against big bands, racial in equality, and restrictive sound of the current style of jazz of the time. Davis contributed a major role in the revolution not as a founding father but as a large portion of the change itself working with people such as Charlie Parker and Cannon Ball Coleman. He learned the intricate language of bebop by imitation, by playing with others who had experience in the style and learned from them. His work with Parker quintet augmented his skills that consisted of melodic lines and rhythms which he played at immense speeds.
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
Coleman Hawkins, an influential tenor saxophonist, was one of the many people who helped aid the beginning of bebop. Ultimately, Bebop was inspired by two fathers: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. During the years 1940– 45 the first modern jazz style, shaped by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie came into being. Charlie Parker composed, painted; he loved machines, cars; he was a loving father. “Charlie’s early death came as no surprise to those who knew him well.
I think that there are two musical ideas in this piece with the pattern AABBAAB. Idea A starts at the beginning and ends at 0:16, then repeats itself until 1:21. Idea B occurs during 1:22-2:17 with a saxophone carrying the melody of the piece. Idea B is started again during 2:18-3:17 but this time, a piano takes the melody. Idea A begins again at 3:18-3:45 and repeats again at 3:46-4:15.
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and wondered how this person is famous or how they are even relevant. I wondered this when I heard a Louis Armstrong song. Louis Armstrong is an extraordinary person. His life is truly remarkable. I had a desire to learn more about his life.
This period of time was had famous musicians such as Joe “King” Oliver, Edward “Kid” Ory, and Louis Armstrong. These were very strong musicians who loved to entertain the people. The jazz age showed that African Americans had attractive fashion that always caught the attention of other people. The birth of jazz music came from African Americans. This led to the rise of radio broadcasting and recording technology, also the phonograph was invented.