Ever since the year of its composition in 1945, jazz musicians have been playing and recording covers of this iconic piece. From Bill Evans to Chick Corea, swing jazz to fusion, improvisers from all over the world have been taking cracks at this classic tune and each time, creating something new. Jazz has been referred to by free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman as being the “...only music in which the same note can be played night after night, but differently each time.” The act of spontaneous improvisation, feeling the music with one's instinct rather than thinking about the notes coming out of one’s instrument, forces the improviser to create different ideas every time. Since one’s stream of conscious and unconscious thought is never the same at any two points in time, there will never be a time where a soloist will play the same solo
During the late 19th century and early 20th century, different minorities in New Orleans came together and performed improvised music for the dancers (“A New Orlean Jazz”). The existence of this diversity in musicians and need to play music by these performers is the main cause such a unique genre of music culture could form. As the jazz culture became widespread, it influenced other parts of art such as novels and poems. It become more than music; it was culture. During the late 20th century, jazz was an important revolution that helped gain minority the recognition and importance it had longed for.
Louis Armstrong shaping scat singing to make it achieve posterity Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) is surely one of the most famous and incredible jazz singer and trumpet player. He influenced widely, and still does, jazz music. But there is something that only jazz specialists or some aficionados know: he actually reinvented a brand new genre of vocal jazz, the scat singing. And I said “reinvented” on purpose. Indeed, though Louis Armstrong 's recording Heebie Jeebies in 1926 is often cited as the first song to use scatting, there are some earlier examples of artists ' pieces of work that could be considered as premises of scat singing.
While in New York, Armstrong made dozens of records as a sideman, creating inspirational jazz and backup singing for many blues singers. Moreover, he had records as a soloist including "Cornet Chop Suey" and "Potato Head Blues." These solos changed jazz history, by incorporating daring rhythm choices, swing and high notes on cornet(Source B). Furthermore, in 1926, Armstrong finally switched from the cornet to the trumpet. After 1926, Louis became more and more famous and broke more and more barriers through his music.
Louis Armstrong is a phenomenal example of improvisation and is also considered one of the best trumpet players that there has ever been. It is very clear that improvisation is a strong suit of Louis Armstrong just by listening to his song “Heebie Jeebies” from 1926. Without the intermingling of European classical music and African traditional music in the early stages of America, jazz would not contain the distinct components that it does to this very day. Politics/government is a cultural influence that people seem to feel uncomfortable talking about but it is impossible to neglect the fact that politics had a huge impact on the way jazz was shaped. In 1803, the United States purchased a tract of land from the French that spanned from the bayous of Louisiana all along the Mississippi river up to the
Trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis became two of the most inspiring American jazz musicians of all time by accessing very differently to their art. In the analysis an album from each artist, I choose “What A Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong and “Kind of Blue” of Miles Davis. Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was the most influential performer to affect a lot of Jazz musicians. He influenced the whole jazz population with his amazing voice and energetic trumpet. And he played a great role in the modernization of jazz.
And the music is a special aspect in cultural imperialism. It is easy to use music to influence people’s mind by the lyrics and rhythm. There are so many kinds of music being a trend during a certain time. For example, in the early of 20th century, the American music is the trend and its influence around the globe. Many peoples are more interested about and focusing on the classical music, blues, and country music, also jazz which from African Americans.
History of Jazz music Jazz is music genre that originated from New Orleans in the early 20th century. A major port city, people from all over the world, of different ethnic groups came together and as a result, musicians were exposed to a variety of music (Verity, 2016). Jazz was born out of and evolved from the African American experience in the United States. Jazz evolved from slave and religious folk songs and its originators were primarily African American (Dyas, 2016). However, its roots can be traced from the musical traditions of Africa and Europe.
Another artist who had a large influence in the black freedom movement and the third world struggles during the 1960’s and 70’s is Sun Ra. Sun Ra is a revolutionary jazz musician who began performing professionally as a kid. Once Sun Ra moved to Chicago in 1945, he immersed himself in jazz. Throughout his life, Sun Ra was influenced by space, religion and radical social movements and he expresses his beliefs and ideals through his music. Sun Ra’s love of astronomy and spiritual awakening opened doors for his music because he started fighting the constraints in jazz.
The book showed lifestyle during the prohibition and the organized crime that went with it. The book also showed many flappers, parties, jazz music, and dance. He always wore the newest fashionable clothes, parallel to his flapper wife. Fitzgerald enjoyed jazz music because it made him feel alive. He was dedicated to recording the progress of
So many new entertainers, musicians, and inventions are becoming such a huge hit. From swinging jazz music to bright lights and the silver screen, this decade will get your shindig pumped up. A new type of music came out, it’s called “jazz music”, there are even different types of jazz just like “cool jazz” and “soul jazz’. This new music brings everyone a new happy atmosphere. Mostly people in black neighborhoods are listening to jazz because it was originated by African music and combined with band instruments and rhythm & blues.
There was also Ragtime music and Broadway musicals that were also very famous. Exuberant dances were invented for the upbeat tempo’s. Jazz spread to many dance alls and other venues. The main form of popular concert music was marching bands and dance bands. The arrival of the radio and the phonograph records introduced jazz to remote locations.
In 1922, Gennett Records, an independent company located in Richmond, Indiana, began recording jazz groups performing in Chicago. The first group they recorded was the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, followed in 1923 by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band with young jazz player Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong is and will continue to be remembered for his contribution to the Jazz Age of music. By 1929 Armstrong was a big star, touring the U.S. and the continent with his bands. His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing.
Jazz brought about a new form of music, and the artists allowed people to let loose and find a way to express themselves better. Of all the influential musicians in the time period, there were none better than Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Each artist has their own story, and their own reason for the end of their career. Some lived their life out in fame and glory, while others were shown the more dramatic side of life. Their upbringing may differ, but they all had one thing in common; a lasting contribution for not only the Jazz Era, but for all other generations and genres of music to come.
Although my favorite piece was MacArthur Park, I thought the most striking moment of the entire concert was when the lead trumpet from Brazoswood High School’s AM Jazz Band moved to the front of the stage and played alongside Bergeron during Bright Moments—matching him almost pitch for pitch. In summary, it is easy to see why the Brazoswood/Brazosport high schools claim to have the best jazz programs in the area. In my opinion, these high school bands matched or surpassed some smaller college bands’ levels of