These bands used to be called as ‘New Orleans Jazz’. During 1920s, white jazz bands’ pieces were called ‘Dixieland jazz’. However from 1940s, people combined those two types of bands and call them ‘Dixieland jazz’. Dixieland jazz style was created in the early 1920s. Dixieland jazz style is strongly inﬂuenced by the ‘traditions of blues, ragtime and brass band because Dixieland jazz was created when the traditions of blues, ragtime, and brass band were integrated into one musical piece’ (http://www.historyjazz.com).
Blurring the Lines: The Importance of Classical Music in Jazz 6-9/11 The traditions of jazz and classical music share few similarities in their evolutions. The former is a relatively recent music, descending from military bands and traditional African chant and blues, whereas the latter is a timeless evolution of theory and compositional practices, exemplified by the canonic works of Western European history. But in these two seemingly different traditions, there is a unification, sometimes intentional, sometimes not, that transcends boundaries. That unification is in the language, the harmony and melodies, of the music, and it behooves us all (that is, students of jazz) to give a great deal of credence to any artist who has mastered this language, no matter the medium in which it is performed. I intend to argue that for a jazz player to be a holistic musician, a master of styles, they must immerse themselves in both the traditions of the classical composers and the jazz performers, for in actuality, they are one and the same.
While jazz music began to spread around the world via radio broadcasts in the 1940s, Jamaica picked up on the style and watched its own bands emerge. By the 1950s, Jamaica began a music label titled West Indian Record Limited (WIRL), which released recordings of local bands on the island. In the 1960s, Jamaican musicians grabbed their own identity in the music industry when they created an original genre known as ska. The people of Jamaica loved ska music because of its fast, catchy riffs and the fact that the lyrics fit the mood of current events in the country. At the time, Jamaica was receiving independence.
Latin music Latin music imported from Cuba (chachachá, mambo, rumba) and Mexico (ranchera and mariachi) had brief periods of popularity during the 50s. The earliest popular Latin music in the United States came with rumba in the early 1930s, and was followed by calypso in the mid-40s, mambo in the late 40s and early 50s, chachachá and charanga in the mid-50s, bolero in the late 50s and finally boogaloo in the mid-60s, while Latin music mixed with jazz during the same period, resulting in Latin jazz and the bossa nova fusion cool jazz. The first Mexican-Texan pop star was Lydia Mendoza, who began recording in 1934. It was not until the 40s, however, that musica norteña became popularized by female duets like Carmen y Laura and Las Hermanas Mendoza, who had a string of regional hits. The following decade saw the rise of Chelo Silva, known as the "Queen of the (Mexican) Bolero", who sang romantic pop songs.
John Coltrane – Who is he (Analysis) John Coltrane was born in September 23rd, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina and died in July 17th in Huntington, New York at the young age of 40. He was called a revolutionary saxophonist. He also helped pioneer the genre modal jazz along side the great, Miles Davis. Early in his career, he would play in two genres, which is bebop and hard bop. He grabbed hold of a saxophone at the age of 13 and shows great talent.
This is still evident in recent parodies of film noir, for example on the television cartoon series The Simpsons.78 And although this essay is pri- marily concerned with the use of jazz in the hip-hop world, there were 76 David Malley, “Digable Planets,” Rolling Stone Album Guide, 2004, available at: http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/digableplanets/biography (accessed June 1, 2007). 77 Many other hip-hop groups, such as Organized Konfusion, Stetsasonic, Main Source, Black Moon, Freestyle Fellowship, The Roots, Quasimoto, and Souls of Mischief have incorporated jazz codes that have contributed to their alternative rap categoriza- tions. Although the media gave much less attention to jazz rap after the mid-1990s, the link between jazz and hip-hop continues into the twenty-first century with artists including U.S. trumpeter/rapper Russell Gunn, U.S. pianist Robert Glasper, and U.K. saxophonist/ rapper Soweto Kinch. 78 These musical tropes were still used in the 1980s; one example was the use of the saxophone in the action series MacGyver for a sexually charged fantasy sequence between MacGyver and a woman. JM2704_02.indd 455 11/22/10 5:06:18 PM the journal of musicology 456 instances in which influence flowed in the other
Throughout the story the unnamed narrator struggles to embrace sonny for who is, its not until the end of the story when the narrator goes to one of Sonny’s Jazz shows, where he fully understands and truly fathoms who Sonny really is as a person and musician. I believe James Baldwin uses the genre of Jazz music in order for the audience to fully grasp the concept behind the story. Jazz plays a key role in linking the passage to a more a deeper meaning of life it self in Sonny’s case. Jazz music is a style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in black communities in the Southern United States around the mid 1900. Jazz was a way for African Americans to express their dismay and hardship through music.
In jazz music, structures are used as blueprint by musicians to maintain place and order through a piece of music. I believe that structures are vital in Jazz due to the complex nature of the art. Are structures in jazz too limiting? I do not feel that structures are too limiting to performers. They allow musicians the freedom to express themselves creatively within the context of these rules.
History of Jazz Music Jazz is a distinctively American form of music, and its history occupies a much smaller span of time. Its origins are found in the early 1900s as some dance band leaders in the southern U.S. began playing music that combined ragtime and blues. The terms "Jazz" and "Jazz Band" first surfaced in the year 1900. After World War I, Jazz music had evolved and was aided by the development of the recording industry. The small dance band ensemble grew into the larger orchestra
Mambo music is up tempo and mainly instrumental that has many different distinctions and definitions. It is a big-band dance music genre featuring antiphonal sectional arrangements for contrasting brass instruments. Typical instruments involved in a mambo song are the conga, cajon, bongo, timbales, claves, upright bass, piano, trombones, trumpets, and saxophone. Mambo has its origins in American big band style of music mashed together with Cuban ideas of the montuno and danzon. The montuno involves a rhythmic backbeat infused with often-improvised solos.