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.
Meant for both white and black people, 52nd street was all about Jazz and alcohol and it was the happenin' place to be, especially if you wanted to be discovered as a Jazz musician. This all led to Miles' dropping out of school and playing with the big guys on 52nd street to be discovered. In no time Davis was playing regularly with Coleman Hawkins and Charlie Parker. At this time Miles, 19, moved up in the history of Jazz by recording his first album in New York along side of Hawkins, "Rubberlegs" Williams, and of course Parker. A few months after Parker and Gillespie went to California, Miles got together with Benny Carter's Orchestra and traveled all the way to California as well.
For one Louis is a man who turned jazz into something special with multiple twists and turns in a way that people could understand and listen to while enjoying the full experience of stylish music. Armstrong began his music career at a young age; as he got older he learned and acquired many skills that allowed him to excel as a jazz musician. In 1925 when Louis was 18 years old he created his own band that would show his ability of being unique on stage while in the heat of the moment. This form of improvisation came about when Armstrong was performing with his band and his sheet music fell on the ground, yet he did not stop carrying out the concert because with quick-thinking he began to play random notes that sounded beautifully when molded together in harmony thus the birth of jazz. After this amazing accomplishment to perform on the spot Louis Armstrong began to become more popular as his career developed and gained the attention of non-jazz fans.
Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical life, Duke began to take a promising interest in a new type of music that would later be called jazz. Choosing to base his career on a new idea may not have been smart, but Duke did take this chance and in turn became one of the most famous musicians in America. Duke's first job was at a government office. He was a clerk who received the minimum wage and was barely getting by.
His family influenced him by always supporting him and his career. His father’s job helped Connick to become a better musician at a very young age by allowing him to play “The Star Spangled Banner.” His job also exposed Connick to different genres of music, since his father’s job got him into the smoky saloons. Living in New Orleans has also definitely helped and influenced Connick toward becoming a popular jazz musician himself. Because Connick lived in New Orleans he was exposed to lots of jazz musicians, which helped him to later become a better jazz musician. The people who lived in New Orleans, or the “Big Easy,” were always willing to help Connick, and he received many opportunities because he lived here.
Ford’s plans backfired when Armstrong remained on the show and played alongside of Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frand Sinatra no more than a short month after the controversy. With vast viewer popularity, white Americans made it apparent their unconditional love for him and his music. (Teachout, 334-335) Armstrong began making a step in racial acceptance that in that time had not been established yet. Q6. Lastly, through his contribution to early Jazz, he had a direct hand in developing the new field of academic jazz scholarship, although it had been extensively debatable on his contribution.
Hardin encouraged her husband to seek a fresh start in New York with the Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra which was a popular African-American band. Armstrong joined the New York-based band and immediately took audiences by storm through his electric series of solos in which he pioneered the concept of swing music. The band leader Henderson was impressed by Armstrong’s talent, and he incorporated his swing concept into his band's arrangements which had the successful impact of transforming the band into the first recognized jazz big band (Stein 113). Armstrong’s introduction of the solos in performance of jazz music changed the way jazz music was played. Initially, jazz music was strictly played in highly orchestrated ensembles where musicians could not go solo for an extended period.
I always loved music, and it did not matter what the instrument was or who played it so long as the playing was good” (Armstrong 111). Influenced by the great cornet player Joe “King” Oliver as well as other leading jazz artists, Armstrong felt the time was right to begin playing in local clubs to build his name. Eventually he was offered to play alongside his idol Oliver in Chicago. This lasted a couple of years before he was offered to join Fletcher Henderson’s orchestra in New York. It was with this group that Armstrong switched over to the trumpet.
And the considerable legions of Miles fanatics are willing to dish out the money. In addition to his playing and nurturing of excellent talent, Miles Davis was quite remarkable in his rare ability to continually evolve. Most jazz musicians generally performed their style early on and spend the rest of their careers refining their sound. In contrast Miles Davis every five years or so would forge ahead, and do to his restless nature he not only played bop but helped found cool jazz, hard bop, modal music, his own unusual brand of the avant-garde and fusion. Jazz history would be much different if Davis had not existed.