As a result, jazz incorporates their songs, among other styles such as blues, to create a defining genre. Over the years, many prominent individuals added unique aspects to jazz, such as improvisation. Among these individuals is the famous Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong, also famously known as Satchmo, Pops, and Satch, was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. New Orleans was also where jazz originated from, thus signifying a strong bond between Armstrong
Bill Evan’s contribution to the jazz world is vast and he still continued to influence the jazz pianists until this day. Works Cited Israels, Chuck. "Bill Evans (1929–1980): A Musical Memoir." The Musical Quarterly LXXI.2 (1985): 109-15. Web.
Louis Armstrong, a New Orleans native, was always interested in music. He first started to play music at a local tavern. Then after being put in a boy’s military reform school, he began to play in the band. King Oliver was one of Armstrong idols. Louis Armstrong played a major role in history by helping develop many styles that help shape the previous and current Jazz.
Dizzy Gillespie, who was born in South Carolina in 1917, had an amazing talent, and by the age of 20 he was already touring with major bands. He helped bebop really emerge. Bebop was a type a jazz that was more robust and difficult to play. Overall, bebop still remains the stepping stone into multiple new forms of jazz. In conclusion, I believe that the early history of jazz is vital in really understanding the complexity and beauty of jazz as a whole.
Jazz form included a “call-and-response pattern, repeated refrain concept, and chorus format of most recreational and cult dances” (27). The fact that these elements made the transition to early jazz and survived today showed that it had a solid foundation ... ... middle of paper ... ...onal attention. He held this widely held regard until his death in 1971. His performances in Jazz showed how beautiful the music was, and how compelling the msucial experience was through his sense of structural logic and combined superior instrumental skill. Armstrong’s music was sophisticated, virtuosic, and emotionally expressive.
This has become commonplace since then. Art Tatum is considered by many to be the greatest jazz pianist ever; he was certainly one of the most technically gifted, and his harmonic insights paved the way for many who came after him. He is sometimes considered a precursor of bebop. Big Band Jazz and Swing Although the big bands are normally associated with a slightly later era, there were several large bands playing during the 1920's and early 1930's, including that of Fletcher Henderson. Bix Beiderbecke was a cornet soloist who played with several bands and was considered a legend in his time.
Cultural capital is a theory formulated by Pierre Bourdieu (1986) that describes the cultural possessions that determine social prestige in a system of exchange. Cultural capital is always in flux, continuously transitioning through low-brow, middle-brow, and high-brow art forms. Since the early 1920s, Jazz has been constantly growing its cultural capital and its intellectual property as a scholarly art form. Miles Davis was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. With works such as “Birth of the Cool” and “Kind of Blue” being regarded as important intellectual advancements in jazz by many music critics.
Louis Armstrong influenced almost all aspects of jazz technique and style. He was the first to improvise and elaborate on a given melody. Armstrong introduced a freedom to music that continues to popular music. Even today, Armstrong is called the greatest jazz musician who ever lived. He will always be remembered as not only a great trumpeter, but also a great man.
The first true virtuoso soloist of jazz, Louie Armstrong was a dazzling improviser, technically, emotionally, and intellectually. Armstrong, often called the "father of jazz," always spoke with deference, bordering on awe, of his musical roots, and with especial devotion of his mentor Joe Oliver. He changed the format of jazz by bringing the soloist to the forefront, and in his recording groups, the Hot Five and the Hot seven, demonstrated that jazz improvisation could go far beyond simply ornamenting the melody. Armstrong was one of the first jazz musicians to refine a rhythmic conception that abandoned the stiffness of ragtime, employed swing light-note patterns, and he used a technique called "rhythmic displacement." Rhythmic displacement was sometimes staggering the placement of an entire phrase, as though he were playing behind the beat.
Another Latin Jazz artist, Mongo Santamaría was a Latin Jazz percussionist who wrote the song Watermelon Man which is a song that is played all over the world by jazz bands.the third and final jazz artist is Stan Getz a Jazz tenor saxophonist who grew up loving music and eventually made careers in latin jazz music. Latin jazz has