What a song! As a big Stevie Wonder fan, I was excited to hear this piece as a closing. The ensemble plays the piece gracefully from beginning to the end. I really enjoyed myself at this sponsored event as the music, the ambiance; the liveliness was a great combination. Music being played live should always be appreciated because the future is going downhill as far as appreciating true and live music.
Until that time his gang kept him very well informed of the entire goings on (Haskins, 1984). Clubs like The Cotton Club, The Savory, and many others gave the artist of Harlem a place to meet and gather. Thus it provided a great way for the many movements and ideas of the time to grow and spread. For the clubs this meant Jazz. Jazz which began as ragtime and blues was a very popular style in the clubs.
The second ensemble and the first ensemble were similar in style, but the second ensemble used considerably less solos and played with an electric guitarist. Some of the more engaging solos were those with the drum, guitar, or piano. One of the most entertaining songs played by this group was a song where they used dueling saxophones which I found very unique having never seen this style of big sound music before. The second ensemble also mixed it up with a Latin American song that definitely added some flavor and enthusiasm from the group, which was my favorite song of the second ensemble’s show. Having never experienced a jazz concert before I came into the Grusin Music Hall with a blank slate and little to no expectations.
Both musical performers incorporated unique musical elements such as melody, harmony rhythm to mention a few. Lowell Lieberman performance was very captivating through his exhibition of passion throughout his musical circles. Throughout his musical performance, Liebermann makes imaginative use of rich and varied harmonic rhythm. His performance shows a classical theme from the beginning to the end. The mood in Lieberman music made the entire room gloomy whiles the melodic lines made the room flowing, the rich harmonies in his music made the room surprisingly striking.
The instruments used in swing were brass (trumpets and trombones), saxophone, and rhythm section containing piano, guitar, bass, and drums. The piano played the melody while the guitar and bass strummed one chord on each beat knows as rhythm guitar style. In “Sittin’ In” by Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry recorded in November 1938 it is compiled of a jazz combo. This piece starts out with the trumpet then is accompanied by piano, guitar and drummer, shortly incorporating the saxophone into the melody. At about the middle of the song, the drummer has a solo part and brings back in the other instruments.
I turned out that the mostly everyone that attended the Van Dyke looked like they were passionate about music, and seemed pretty chill and relaxed. Some older looking man looked like he was really into the music that was being played, and kept makes strange faces as he kept bobbing his head while snapping his fingers. My friend and i could not help but to laugh a bit. Some lady that sang blues was playing before we got there. Too bad we couldn't get there on time because I really like
A lot of the songs had a fast rhythm but there were a few slow ones such as Lover’s leap, especially during the steel drum solo that made me feel peaceful and like I could float off into dreams. I noticed a lot of Call and Response between the horns section in several of the songs such as Zona Mona and Hall of
However, jazz gained a wide audience when white orchestras adapted or imitated it, and became legitimate entertainment in the late 1930s when Benny Goodman led racially mixed groups in concerts at Carnegie Hall. Show tunes became common vehicles for performance, and, while the results were exquisite, rhythmic and harmonic developments were impeded until the mid-1940s. The blues, vocal and instrumental, was and is a vital component of jazz. With the passing of time, New Orleans jazz declined greatly by the 1970s. However it began to enjoy a bit of renaissance in the 1980s when Wynton Marsalis, who originally played hard bop and post bop, began to explore his roots.
Jazz is a musical genre that has for a very long time captivated its audience. Jazz music can make someone dance, indulge the moods of its listener, or just make you think. Jazz music can sound simple and straight forward, but there are many structures, and freedoms which make up jazz music. Jazz has structures, by which its musicians are given a "guide" to follow. Jazz also has freedoms, which allow the jazz musicians to expand, and alter the music.
I was first introduced to Jazz by my father who only listens to Jazz. He is an avid fan of Jazz and Charlie Parker Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie are at the top of his list. This concert brought back memories of he and I riding in his Cadillac Seville to visit family members and he would mimic the instrument sound with his mouth “Down for the Count” & “Salt Peanuts” or his own versions of scatting. Fun times they were and still