The Origins Of Jazz In The 1940's

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Jazz Jazz is an American music style which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the south from a mix of African and European music traditions. The word jazz began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain origin and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915. “The word may have originally been spelled “jass, or jast”. Jazz has branched out into a variety of styles, from the early 1910s to the ‘60s, jazz rock fusion from the ‘70s and later developments such as acid jazz, and it continues, (like all forms of music), to be in a constant state of evolution; New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, etc…” Dixieland is an umbrella to indicate musical styles of the…show more content…
New crazes came along, and new kinds of music. But ragtime continued to be performed and recorded, and it clearly had a major influence on early jazz greats such as "Jelly Roll" Morton, and on early jazz styles such as Dixieland and "Harlem Stride" jazz piano. As jazz went on to develop other styles, ragtime faded and was nearly forgotten.” But some enthusiasts who were exploring the roots of jazz began a ragtime revival in the 1940's. The revival gained momentum very slowly until, in 1973, the movie ‘The Sting’ reintroduced ragtime to the general public. Classic rags, particularly Joplin's “The Entertainer’, became once again a part of the standard band and piano repertoire. Ragtime continues to be popular with both musicians and audiences and has at last gained widespread respect and recognition as an art that produced works of true…show more content…
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