Blanton created some of the first essential bass solos in jazz like some compositions from Ellington like "Ko Ko," "Jack the Bear," and "Concerto for Cootie." Also, he recorded a cycle of duets with his bandleader, Duke Ellington on piano, the one that sounded the best was "Pitter Panther Patter." Jimmy Blanton was beginning to play the bass professionally in city groups which was led by his mother and she was a pianist. After a short time at Tennessee State College, he moved to St. Louis where he joined a band named the “Jeter-Pillars Orchestra” and bands of the Fate Marable's riverboat, where Duke Ellington heard him and then he put him in his band. He was in Ellington’s band for two years because he was diagnosed with congenital tuberculosis.
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.
Dave Matthews Band Formed in 1991, The Dave Matthews Band is composed of the widely varied musical interests of five musicians to create a uniquely impressive sound that combines the influences of folk, Jazz, rock, world beat, and reggae. South African David Matthews, the band's lead guitarist, began to assemble the players in 1991 to accompany him on a demo tape of original songs. Matthews, at the time was a bartender at a Charlottesville, Va. Jazz venue, called Millers. Matthews decided to approach the area musicians he most respected, and invite them to listen to his musical ideas. He approached Leroi Moore and Carter Beauford first, two musicians that he respected greatly.
He returned in 1980 making new recordings and expensive tours. He received an honorary doctorate of music from the New England Conservatory in 1986 in honor of his long-standing achievements. Davis’ playing Incorporated many styles, from bop to modal fusion. Oftentimes Davis was the victim of negative criticism because of his adopting sometimes unpopular styles of music, but he is most respected for being one of a few jazz musicians who continually took the music to newer and more creative heights. The musical events Miles Davis created during his so-called electric period (1969-1975), are acts of constant exploring in c... ... middle of paper ... ...und producers argue they are sparing us from," says Teo.
256). The album Bitches Brew was recorded a few following Woodstock Music Festival and it paved the way for the jazz fusion movement to follow. Soon after the album was released Davis was the first jazz artist to be feaetured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine (“Miles Davis”). Miles Davis’ music was incredibly diverse and influenced all types of music that followed. He was beloved by traditional fans, but was also adored by young jazz musicians willing to push the boundaries of traditional jazz.
Born in New York City, Artie Shaw would become one of the top bandleaders in the swing era. He began his musical career as a highly sought-after alto saxophone player in the New York area, and was able to benefit from the growth of radio and studio recordings. As he perfected his technical ability with various dance bands, he was still relatively unknown in the early 30’s when he began to focus exclusively on the Clarinet while Swing music began to grow in popularity. While we may carefully analyze the two pieces to satisfy our curiosity regarding musical evolution in Jazz, we should also not lose sight of the fact that these are two very enjoyable styles of music. From the lively swing orchestras inspiring large audiences to dance, to the softer Bossa Nova sound which is pleasing to hear in a relaxed setting, both have contributed to the growth of musical creativity in Jazz from the 1930’s through today.
Between 1920 and 1960 jazz and the blues were African-Americans greatest contribution to music. Jazz is a rhythmic syncopated form of music involving brass and woodwind instruments as well as the piano. The blues is melancholic form of music that originated in the rural south with African American folk songs. Both genres of music have a great impact on society today Besides being the time of economic flourish know as the roaring twenties, America in the 1920's was also a time of musical advancements and the development of modern jazz. Jazz as we know it became popular around 1920 when African American musician Louis Armstrong perfected the solo artist form 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.
Rhythmic displacement was sometimes staggering the placement of an entire phrase, as though he were playing behind the beat. He created new melodies based on the chords of the initial tune. He also set standards for all later jazz singers, not only by the way he altered the words and melodies of songs but also by improvising without words... ... middle of paper ... ...ner and the classical pieces of twentieth-century composers Paul Hindemith and Bela Bartok. Latin-American music also inspired Corea^s style. Early in his career, Corea had played in several bands that featured Latin-American music.
Then the song continued on to the end with the same melody and rhythm from the beginning. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and I was very pleased to have attended. All the members in Menifee Jazz Ensemble are uberly talented and I felt proud for them because they did a fantastic job. This concert was an eye opener because I never really enjoyed listening to jazz as much as I did that night watching it being played live. I now have found a new respect for it.