He laid the foundation for the large and influential jazz movement. Beside the impressive pressing trumpet, he has a very special voice hoarse and has the ability to sing Scat ingeniously. According to music critic Steve Leggett, “Armstrong is probably the most influential person in American music in the background 20th century”. He played a very important role in the development of jazz music, so many people called him the "father of jazz" or "Pops" as the respec... ... middle of paper ... ...ability. Louis Armstrong influenced almost all aspects of jazz technique and style.
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
For many years, jazz lovers tried in ecstasies to imitate his unique voice and scat singing which was nonsense but with a rhythmic. Armstrong was the first to successfully use scat singing, which eventually became a major feature of jazz concert. His singing method affected almost every jazz singer, including Coypin Crosby in 1940s, most charismatic singer in jazz history Billie Holly and Frank Sinatra. Of course, Armstrong 's achievements in jazz music could not be summarized by the above description. He is the greatest and most important musician in jazz history, and he made an innovation of jazz music.
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.
Armstrong’s music was sophisticated, virtuosic, and emotionally expressive. As a soloist, he was able to test his creative instrumental abilities, well establishing his musical identity. Armstrong stands out from the rest of the Jazz musicians in that he has “superior choice of notes and shape of his lines, incomparable basic quality of tone, incomparable sense of swing, and the subtly varied repertory of vibratos and shakes he embellishes individual notes.” During its early days, jazz was seen as a “forward-looking art, incorporating new techniques, more expansive harmonies and melodies” ( Otherbook).
This introduced Jazz to many parts of the country. Even though, the Creole band was one of the first Jazz bands to make a record, it wasn’t until 1917, when the original Dixieland Jazz band would lay down the first example of New Orleans style Jazz. Another musician is Louis Armstrong, and he was one of the best Jazz musicians of his time. He preferred doing improvisation, and he had some of the best improvisations that there ever was (“History of Jazz”, np). T... ... middle of paper ... ...s also made its way into schools, teaching kids about it and letting them learn about Jazz, so that it can continue on.
Early Jazz The earliest easily available jazz recordings are from the 1920's and early 1930's. Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong ("Pops", "Satchmo") was by far the most important figure of this period. He played with groups called the Hot Five and the Hot Seven; any recordings you can find of these groups are recommended. The style of these groups, and many others of the period, is often referred to as New Orleans jazz or Dixieland. It is characterized by collective improvisation, in which all performers simultaneously play improvised melodic lines within the harmonic structure of the tune.
The saxophone is another widely accepted jazz instrument and was used in the majority of the jazz bands during the 1920’s. It has a wide range of octaves that artists can manipulate, and because of its reed mouthpiece it is easier to articulate notes. This gives some tunes the distinct jazz vibe it is known for. Bands would also typically use different types of saxophones, often mixing alto and tenor saxophones in a set up to create more chords and for a desired sound. A jazz band was also not complete without percussion.
“Davis worked on developing the improvisational style that defined his trumpet playing” (biography.com). Davis made music in several jazz eras and had a major influence on jazz eras such as bebop, hard bop and even fusion. Davis was not always an amazing player. For example, when he was playing in Charlie Parker’s band, Davis had many technical difficulties. Davis had issues such as playing too tentatively, finding the right pace, and performing powerful solos at the beginning, but that all changed after experience and time performing on stage.
It is thanks to him along with many others, that jazz has become one of the most influential genres that connects people from every culture. New Orleans, the birthplace of the jazz genre started out as a city of music. Music was