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
Jazz is often associated with blackness and slavery. Unsurprisingly, several jazz musicians follow the ideals of Afrofuturism. According to Davids article in 2007, Sun Ra is one of the best examples within the jazz genre. His music shares a lot of the post-human ideals. The ideas
Duke Ellington was a musician active during the Harlem Renaissance. In the 1920s, Ellington moved to Harlem and started to play shows at The Cotton Club. Though he mainly focused on jazz, Ellington 's music spanned many genres, including blues, gospel, and classical. During his 50-year career Ellington composed over a thousand pieces and was a widespread influence on jazz music. Duke Ellington represents the Harlem Renaissance theme of pride.
He also was one of the first musicians to star in movies, which would help illustrate a type of idol for future musician- turned movie stars. This was another way Presley impacted the current culture; he was the first to convert from a performer into a movie star, and set a standard for future stars. Elvis Presley’s records would soon make record history. In 1956, Elvis’s self -titled debut album was released. The cover of the album was defined as the “rock and roll persona” and introduces the genre’s lead instrument, the guitar.
LaPlante’s overture is based on Daniel Emmett’s “De Boatmen’s Dance,” a ninetieth century minstrel song that celebrates the boatmen of the Ohio River. Emmett, an Ohio native, is also credited with writing thirty minstrel tunes, including Old Dan Tucker and Dixie. Minstrel songs, the first American-born music genre, signaled the start of a prolonged tradition of African-American music being appropriated for mainstream audiences. Touring minstrel shows, which afforded audiences in various regions of the country exposure to the same music, propelled the development of American popular music in the nineteenth century (Cox, 2011). Although minstrel shows were advertised as authentic versions of African-American music, white northerners composed
Go-go music is a specific type of music that was first started in Washington D.C. go-go music was developed around the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. However, if you are from the DMV area we all know the God father of go-go music was Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. Go-go music is unique because it has a variety of different sounds. Old school hip-hop, funk, and blues are all factors that play into creating go-go music. A live music scene called Chocolate city in the early 1970s had competitive music.
During the time Dizzy was in a band with Charlie Parker, he wrote some of the greatest jazz tunes of his era,including Groovin’ High, A Night in Tunisia and Manteca, all songs which became jazz classics. Dizzy at one point in his life ran for president in 1964 and 1972, he told the Jets Magazine in 1971 that if he was elected, he would name the boxer Muhammad Ali Secretary of state and would name Duke Ellington as a ambassador to any country that he wanted to go to, but Dizzy was not elected both of the years that he ran. With his trumpet’s upturned golden bell - the result, Gillespie stated in his autobiography,of the dancers Stump and Stumpy accidentally falling onto it during a birthday party for his wife- and his goatee, horn rim glasses and beret, Gillespie became a symbol of both jazz and a rebellious, independent spirit during the 1940s and 50s. (One of Gillespie’s trumpets sold for $63,000 in 1995.) Dizzy Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in 1993.
This was a striking opportunity to use that to their advantage. “Musicians took their fame and music to promote racial equality” (Gross 1). Two of the many great jazz musicians during this time were Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Louis Armstrong lived a life of jazz and made a career of it from the 1920s to the 1960s. “...by performing for mainly white audiences, Louis Armstrong had a subtle way of dealing with racial issues” (Gross 1).
Louis Armstrong’s first cornet was given to him by Joe “King” Oliver, a bandleader, who was Armstrong’s idol and mentor. Armstrong began performing in musical clubs of “Black Storyville” in New Orleans with the likes of King Oliver and trombonist Kid Ory. In 1919 when King Oliver made his way to Chicago, Armstrong took over his position in Ory’s band. It would only be 4 years later that King Oliver would ask Armstrong to come to Chicago to play in his Creole Jazz band, by this point Armstrong was an accomplished musician who had made it known that New Orleans was the epicenter of jazz in
This period began when the Renaissance period of music – a period of music full of choral music and chants – began to change. The Baroque period brought with itself key devices such as variation in musical compositions, the enlargement of standard scales and chords and the process of varying one or more properties within a piece; that are used today. In contrast the renaissance period of music whereby music was often sang, contained simple rhythms and melodic lines and was mostly for the purpose of praise, the Baroque period of music started off the use of distinct melodies and harmonies opposed to the polyphony used in the Renaissance period. This new music was then called “…expansive and dramatic”. Famous composers and performers of this period include Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and many others.