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.
The popularity of jazz all of a sudden diminished, but it continues to define and give shape to American culture. Many people do not realize its significance. Jazz has developed from the mix of African and European music. The rhythm patterns, articulation, staggered entry, and percussion enrichment are some of the contributions that African music made to jazz. This is why African-Americans have been called the pioneers of jazz.
The Roaring Twenties was also known as the Jazz Age. A famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, labeled the period from 1919-1929 as the “Jazz Age” because of the immense change it brought about in culture and music in America. African Americans originally developed jazz in the lower Mississippi Delta and it was nourished in New Orleans. New Orleans was the city of popular jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong. While Jazz has been used in many types of music, including blues, tango, African and Indian, the most basic form o f Jazz is the 32-bar format of the American pop song.
Jazz The jazz we know of today wasn't recognized as its own genre until the 20th century. Before, jazz was considered to be music for black people and it was rarely appreciated for the ordinary white man. During the 18th century when African slaves were shipped to America where the music was later on influenced by the western European music. The rhythm inherited from Africa and a lot of the melody came from western European music such as folk songs and church hymns. So the jazz genre is inherited from the folk music from Europe and also some African music.
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.
It is typical of West African music to have rhythms of different lengths overlapping each other, creating shifting accents, sort of like a mix. Which is to say that by the late 1920's African-American Jazz music had developed a tradition where musicians put a strong rhythmic accent on "2" and "4" and melodic accents anywhere BUT on "1." The first popular musical trend in the United States produced by this African-European combination was Ragtime, which first achieved popularity in the late 19th century. Ragtime musicians often used what are called "ragged" rhythms. Ragged rhythms were African-influenced rhythms, shortened so that the accent was "off" the beat, instead of in rhythm with the beat.
Jazz only appeared as a kind of entertaining music, but since 1940, it is played in the Bars and Night Clubs and also is shown in the important concert performances. For more than 100 years of non-stop development, jazz has produced a talented musician as Louis Armstrong. He was the greatest man among of famous Jazz musicians, who contributed jazz music through his life and his songs. Louis Armstrong changed jazz into a solo art. He infused blues feelings, changed the rhythms and made it swing.
When it comes to music, most people don't say they like it. People say they like heavy metal, pop, rhythm and blues, or any other type of music, since they have their own preference to what type of music they like, not just enjoying the broad area of music. One of those types of music which many enjoy is jazz. Actually right now jazz is really popular in Europe, and is rising in its popularity in the USA through its many forms. Jazz does have many forms, so many that some people wouldn't consider just saying they like jazz, they would say they enjoyed bebop, ragtime, blues, or other types of jazz.
In a similar way, Jazz was also the music of the civil rights movement. Jazz was supposed to be music of unity that would unite classes, genders, and races, and is often portrayed that way in history. It was a “great social leveler and unifier,[and] melded black and white citizens for love of fast music aided by help of radio, social dance music, one of first opportunities for public integration”(Jazz). However Black musicians were out of jobs more often than white bands. That is why Duke Ellington toured Europe, because he was more respected over there.
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. Although some will never be convinced, but jazz is here to stay.