This same type of feel is one of the most defining characteristics of modern jazz music. The idea of this pulse allows different players to play different rhythms at the same speeds. These complex rhythms mashed together, or polyrhythms, were introduced to the United States as the slave trade began to take its course. Afterwards, spirituals blossomed from “plantation Blacks who fused Western European harmonies with African songs, modalities, and practices” (Banfield, 96) such as polyrhythms. Spirituals were quite popular among the slave community and eventually gave birth to the next musical stepping stone to jazz, blues.
Malcolm's beliefs are not the only way the black community comes together, jazz music is an artist way to bring the community together. Cornel West saw black solidarity... ... middle of paper ... ...olm X had. Musicians go through close to the same thing where they find themselves and their style. Solidarity is a common theme during the Black Nationalist movement in which Malcolm X is a prominent figure. Solidarity is also exemplified as a theme in jazz music in the discussions of Cornel West and Wynton Marsalis.
Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit, all are wonderful musical pieces in their own distinctive way. Jaco sounds like it derived from the traditional percussion music; yet, this particular piece created its own unique style of percussion. In fact, all of these musical pieces modified traditional music, and left a lasting impression on the music industry and on society, in general. Each piece makes one want to explore its origins and analyze the true meaning of its poignant message. These exuberant pieces defined what jazz really is, and should be attributed to helping develop the diverse historical perspective of American Jazz.
There unique genre of jazz was and is a very popular genre of music that people listen to which influenced the music of today by its upbeat tempo, originality, and lasting impact. The decade of the 1920s was known as the jazz Age ("Jazz Age" was first introduced by F. Scott Fitzgerald), Roaring Twenties, and also by other names because jazz music originated mainly in New Orleans, and is a blend of many types of African and European music. Jazz was very popular and jazz had just risen. At that time, jazz was the entertainment and much more. Jazz is not just music, it was a way for people to express themselves and their emotions.
In conclusion, the evidence is overwhelming that jazz has left a large impact on American culture. The birth of jazz started with African Americans and has lasted throughout the years because of African Americans. Events such as the Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance allowed for artists such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to spread the popularity of jazz. Jazz was able to change how Americans viewed African Americans and their culture and essentially invited Americans into their culture and shape America to where it is today. This change was happened because jazz brought a change to the music scene, acceptance of African Americans, and a change of lifestyles to the everyday people.
Like most things in the world, jazz needs to be updated over time for it to continue entertaining people. New music is always being made, and in order for jazz to carry relevance, its sound needs to evolve so that people do not abandon it out of boredom. Luckily, jazz has improvisation, so no one song ever sounds the same each time it is played. In Gary Moskowitz’s article titled “Jazz Is Not Dead,” he states: “Perhaps jazz simply needs to be rebranded, re-characterized as music that can speak for people again (even frustrated youth)” (Moskowitz 1). Jazz music is thought of as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement—the music’s conception and growing popularity, during a time of social strife, served as a foundation for reconciliation between the different races.
Even though each artist has their particular style or expression, they all can agree that music is art. They can all agree that Music is emotions and feelings. Through the years, just as all things do, Jazz and Bebop have grown and flourished across America and the World. All in all Jazz for African Americans opened the doors in America, jazz alone opened doors and ears all across the Earth. Sources cited Http://www.acns.nwu.edu/jazz/styles/bebop.html: Net Zero.
From powerful pieces capable of captivating an audience, to slow ballads able to soothe and mellow the listener, jazz is everywhere. Its sound is unique and recognizable, and is applicable in countless situations. It can fit any mood and adapt to the sound and tone that is desired. With its distinctly American roots there is a reason it is so popular and well known in the country. At one time there was an era where it first grew and dominated the music society.
Jazz the Sound of the Heart In a blog written by Virginia Hughes she states that “Music moves people of all cultures, Vocal Jazz and collaborations with other sub-genres such as bebop jazz, cool jazz and hard bob didn’t only affected the culture throughout the eras, but created an outlet for many artists to express their repressed feelings during difficult time periods, and allowed a strong rooted foundation for Jazz in whole to continue to develop. “Vocal Jazz” has been able to touch the deepest human emotions through the voice of the songs and powerful melodies behind them.in a way that doesn’t seem to happen with other animals. Nobody really understands why listening to music — which, unlike sex or food, has no intrinsic value — can trigger
In the nineteenth century, as a result of minstrel shows due to social issues such as slavery, segregation, race, and riots, blacks find comfort and peace in their music. With that being said, Jazz’s influence on the world music scene would be nothing short of transformational. Jazz saw its early development in the African American communities all throughout the South- with rhythms reflecting the diversity of cultural influences from West Africa to the West Indies, from ragtime to the blues. Desire for change is transformed into positive energy for African Americans. Somewhere in the fight for social, political, and economic awareness, aesthetic awareness has seemed to take a back seat; however, for black people music continues to be the vehicle in