In life, there are few things as organic as jazz music. With its raw sound and scrappy roots, one cannot help but feel life head-on whilst witnessing players produce such a sound right before their eyes. Its origins and arch are a product of the United States’ national culture and identity. Jazz exists not only as a deeply rooted form of art but as a cultural marker, particularly during its commercial peak in the first half of the 20th century. Its impact transcends borders, and it is one of the most beloved musical genres worldwide.
Jazz as an art form has a rich history as one of the first indigenous American musical styles. Born in the south, Jazz was a way for African American’s to express themselves musically in a time of suppression, and its differences from the music at the time would change music culture forever. Jazz would often discuss the plight and struggles of African American’s lives through slavery and oppression. Over the years, it has adopted many different forms and styles through creative genius of such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong amongst other legends. Their influence and character that they introduce into jazz has transformed and modernized it over the many decades that followed.
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).
The Miles Davis Quintet was so influential to jazz history because they were able to spontaneously explore changes in temp, mood, and form walked a fine line between hard bop and free jazz that is still used today. The younger member in the quintet also energized Davis so he was playing with such
The term “cool jazz” could describe the style or genre that Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis played, but it should not categorize them as musicians because their talents and versatility extend farther than just a style or genre. Stan Getz became a popular tenor saxophonist during the bop era in the 1940s. Stan Getz is a talented tenor saxophonist whose style became categorized as cool jazz. Chet Baker is considered one of the best “cool jazz” trumpeters besides Miles Davis, but did not receive exposure until the early 1950s with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet. Chet Baker is considered to be a “West Coast Style” player that produces melodic ideas, a tuneful quality, and has a style that can be categorized as cool jazz.
Just like any amazing artist, Miles’ Davis fame and skill did not come overnight. Back in high was when his first job experiences began. He worked at local bars and played at gigs, whenever he had the chance. These were only the beginning, one year later Davis joined the Blue Devils—his first band. He soon to attend Julliard, which led to the launch of his successful career.
Faith Eleby- Jazz, Pop, Rock Dr. Keast The Cool era was filled with hot aggressive rhythms with sophisticated harmonies and notations. It began to flourish and started consecutive from about 1949 - 1951. Ironically, Cool jazz had its African American roots and it was white musicians who began to represent Cool jazz. The Cool Era’s name sake was derived from the way music made the listener feel as well as how the music sounded.
James Brown is another person in my era who was very popular and well known for his influence on music as well the introducing of a drug into the lime light PCP. Brown was born extreme poverty but worked his way to be one of the greatest of the funk and R&B music making people give him the nick name "The Godfather of Soul." His musical style influenced many artists to come. Brown was also known for his crazy personal life, as well as role in activism for the black community in combination in his songwriting and advocating for the benefits of education to the
American jazz legend Duke Ellington said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” This means that any problem your facing there is always a chance to do anything and everything you possibly can to fix it. I agree with American jazz legend Duke Ellington, because there are so many problems in this world that are still lingering around with people just because they don’t give their all to resolve their problem. From experience I know that if you have a problem and you do your best to solve it you won’t have that problem anymore, but if you don’t really care and don’t put effort into the resolution of that problem, your just going to have to deal with that problem again in the future. There is always a resolution to a problem, so this
Noah Davis has died at age 32 due to cancer. He died in his home in Ojai. Noah Davis owns the Underground Museum in LA and is hoping that the workers at the museum continue his work and make the museum even better. The Underground Museum is a 501c dedicated to exhibiting museum-quality art to diverse communities for free. The Underground Museum upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant and healthy society.