Trumpeters Louis Armstrong And Miles Davis

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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. His career spanned almost 50 years, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different jazz eras. The work of Louis Armstrong summed up the achievements of New Orleans jazz style and indicated the way to the later evolution of the music as a solo-oriented art form. The features of New Orleans jazz were collective improvisation and ensemble style. The organization of the New Orleans jazz was a small brass band. Trumpet or cornet, trombone, clarinet, two drums (snare drum and bass drum) were used as the primary instruments and marching band music, ragtime, blues had been played a lot. Armstrong improvised jazz solo almost single-handed. Armstrong became well known as a singer than a player in later his career. He demonstrated great skills as an improviser, bending the melodies and tunes of songs for expression. He was skilled at scat singing. He had very unique voice and his vocals was distinctively rough and grave. Armstrong had showmanship and

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