Although a very popular and successful artist on his own, he was also very popular with his group The Hot Five. Along with his brilliant instrumental talent, Armstrong helped boost the popularity of scat singing in jazz music. Even though he wasn’t the first musician to include vocals in his music, his creativity helped popularize it in future jazz styles and songs. Another very popular style of jazz that emerged around the time of prohibition was swing music. Swing music was dance music performed by big bands and featured complex solo improve acts by some of the best musicians in the scene.
As it started spreading around the world, Jazz made an amazing impression on national, regional and local cultures forming many distinctive styles of jazz. Some of the most famous styles/genres of jazz includes Afro-Cuban jazz, Ska jazz, Indo jazz, soul jazz, Latin jazz, jazz fusion, punk jazz and bebop. The style of Bebop jazz is characterized by its fast tempos, instrumental brilliance and improvisation that’s based on a combination of harmonic organization and melody. The bebop style of jazz began at the beginning of World War two and right after the end of the swing jazz era. The music of the swing era was popular from the 1930’s to around the beginning of World War two when most of the Jazz musicians went off to fight in the war.
Jazz became so popular during these times, because life in America back than was rough for a lot of people. Some jazz was sung about these problems and how people dealt with them and their opinions on life. Other types of jazz were played to bring excitement to people’s everyday lives and give them a time where they could dance and enjoy life. One of the first types of jazz that contributed a lot to the jazz we know today was ragtime. Ragtime was big during the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s and originated in the southern United States.
Slaves were permitted to dance, sing, and play drums on Sundays. Congo Square is where African cultures in music were blended with European cultures. This place is prominent in the history of jazz music because Congo Square is where slaves had some sort of freedom to express themselves musically which had great influence on the genre of jazz. Many great musicians emerged to show their individual talents in this particular style of music. A
Overall the show was amazing. It showed that even during a time of a slow economy, people can work together to overcome it. During the musical, the troupe performed many great songs. One of which was called “We’re in the money”. This one in particular was my favorite because of the catchy tune and the lyrical significance.
Topic of Lyrics - The topic of this song is something that would go along with a party or dancing type of social event. As he says "Take my hand baby", and "You said you's fast". Genre/Style - His music was something that was placed under the Chess R&B/Chicago sound. It was powerful, and very distinctive. The distortion of the electric guitar with bass and drums to accompany it provides a very upbeat sound.
If you have ever heard the original versions of “Take The “A” Train”, “It Don’t Mean A Thing…”, “Satin Doll”, or “Stompin At The Savoy”, and the long list of jazz hits goes on and on, then you have undoubtedly had the pleasure of listening to one of the greatest composers and musicians that has ever lived. If you have heard those works performed live by the originator, then you have sat amongst greatness. Many great names come to mind when jazz is mentioned but there is one that leads the crowd and has left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. While his birth certificate may read Edward Kennedy Ellington, he is more commonly known through out the world as “Duke”. He was born on 29 April 1899 to mother Daisy Kennedy Ellington and
First, because I did not planned to watch them and second because Luyano Band is characterized for mixing the native Cuban music with jazz and this interested combination make me be proud of the Cuban culture. Every time people talk about Cuban music comes to our mind salsa, rumba, and folklore. Having the pleasure of listening to Brazilian instruments, jazz and all these ancestral instruments mixed with the traditional Cuban beat make me be proud of how talented is this band and how creative of giving a completely new impression of Cuban
It symbolizes the fast-paced, energetic, intricate New York and East Coast lifestyle. On the other hand, Funky jazz is somewhat simple, with simple melodies, simple chord progressions and simple forms. Though these two different types of hard bop are rather different, they still convey the same musical feeling of rhythm, groove and emotional passion. Of the many people who contributed to this new form of jazz, the two most memorable of
Differences or Similarities Arts/ 100 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts Brian Robinson In the ongoing stages of life and also arts, there is a lot of controversy with music, dance and performing arts; but people don’t realize that it is art. I like all types of music but that is just me, music tells a story in a certain way that no one else can see or say. I think as we as young kids or juveniles, we like certain types of music and it can vary but the fact remains that all music comes from classical at some point. A comparison of classical and jazz music will yield some interesting results and could also lead to an appreciation of the abilities needed to perform or compose these kinds of music. History of Classical Music The music called classical, found in stores and performed regularly by symphonies around the world, spans a length of time from 1600 up to the present.