William John Evans better known as Bill Evans (August 16, 1929- September 15, 1980) was one of the most influential American jazz pianists ever, was known as harmony genius, a highly nuanced touch player and his lyrical playing style. His introspective lyricisms, endless flow of clear ideas and subtle Western classical flourished have influenced a legion of jazz pianists including Jack Reilly, Herbie Hancock, Andy Laverne, Enrico Pieranunzi, Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Joanne Brackeen and countless others. ( ipad npr.org) Described by noted jazz writer James Lincoln Collier says that Evans had the widest influence of any piano player since 1960. (James Lincoln Collier, The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History (New York: Dell Publishing,
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.
If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz. Jazz was first born in New Orleans and eventually moved to Chicago.
He became one of the pioneers and even titled as “the King of Jazz” in the Philippines. He is an entertainer who came back to the Philippines, returning with his newfound love for jazz along with him and formed his own group with the love and passion towards Jazz music, soon after it, it ushered its way to the golden age of jazz in the country. Pinoy Jazz and its predecessor, Bodebil, has mirrored its African-American origins, and that it was a catharsis for a struggling people. It became something that expressed the thoughts and emotions of the Filipinos. It became a medium for Filipinos to vent out their frustrations on the new government, the new situations, and the new world.
Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music. Most legends are known for excelling in a specific field or for doing something so impactful on the world that they will be remembered for ages. What set Louis Armstrong apart from others considered to be legends is that he did this multiple times throughout his life and with ease. Over time there have been many people that have impacted the world and society we live in.
Music Essay Aaliya Shafi 7B Jazz Rock 21/1/2017 Jazz-rock may be known as the loudest, wildest bands from jazz camp. This is also known as Jazz-fusion as a musical genre, which was developed, in the late 19’60s and the early 19’70s. This was when artists merged different characteristics of Jazz harmony, and improvisation with styles such as: rock, funk, blues and Latin Jazz. Different artists started experimenting and trying out electrical instruments for the very first time. Jazz-Rock is quite different from earlier Jazz in a number of ways: • Jazz’s rhythm is renowned by its “swing”, while on the other hand Jazz-fusion is more based on eighth or sixteenth note rhythms.
Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 composition by George Gershwin for piano and jazz band, which ties together elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé many times. The piece received its show in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano. After the great success of an experimental classical-jazz concert held with singer Eva Gauthier at Aeolian Hall on November 1, 1923, band leader Paul Whiteman decided to attempt something more exciting. He asked Gershwin to add a concerto-like piece
The event and its history A. Event “Montreux Jazz Festival” is a two week long music festival that is not only promoting jazz but also other genres such ass rock, reggae, pop etc. The event takes place in the city of Montreux in Switzerland every year in July. It is the second largest Jazz festival after the Montreal international Jazz Festival in Canada, it welcomes artists and groups from all over the world and different genre be they famous or upstarting. It can be said that the event is one of the most important cultural event in Switzerland.
This is a transitory section that leads to a much more flourishing 4/4 – 5/4 section in half time. In all my years of appreciating music, this section has impressed me the most in any piece. As Mackey’s work begins to fall into the conclusion of the piece more and more sections intensify, and then the shift to the ending results in a very grandiose return to a modified half time section. The band begins an internal call and response from brass and woodwinds and there are background trumpets calling back and forth to each other. As the tribute to Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (according to Mackey, that is what this piece is) closes, what more could be appropriate for the piece than a brilliant horn rip to signify regality and also finality?
The Impact of Jazz on Canada in the 20th Century Though not an entirely Canadian concept, jazz had a significant impact in Canada in the years 1918-1950. Early jazz music in Canada was dependent on touring artists from American cities, who would occasionally perform in cities near the border.n Canada, jazz music was still in its infancy, whereas jazz was “born” in 1895 in the US. Jelly Roll Morton was one of the first Americans to tour in Canada, performing in Vancouver cabarets from 1919-1921. The genre made its way into Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal independently, each city having their own scene. These scenes merged together to create Canada’s unique jazz scene.