Eddie was an American jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer and musical arranger. He joined Jimmie’s band in 1935. Durham was best known for the song “Blue Bone.” He was introduced to Jimmie when he moved to New York in 1934. Eddie played with Jimmie for two years. He left to join another band.
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.
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician. Louis Armstrong was born in 1900 and raised by a poor New Orleans family.
The Electric Miles Davis Born in Alton, Illinois, Miles Davis grew up in a middle-class family in East St. Louis. Miles Davis took up the trumpet at the age of 13 and was playing professionally two years later. Some of his first gigs included performances with his high school bandand playing with Eddie Randall and the blue Devils. Miles Davis has said that the greatest musical experience of his life was hearing the Billy Eckstine orchestra when it passed through St. Louis. In September 1944 Davis went to New York to study at Juilliard but spend much more time hanging out on 52nd Street and eventually dropped out of school.
Duke, himself, was an elegant man. When the white people looked down on the black man and his music, Duke managed to brin... ... middle of paper ... ...6 that boomed with popularity as the demand for big bands playing this new swing music was in intense demand. Later on Duke hired a lyrical writer named Billy Strayhorn that led a premature death in 1967. But when Strayhorn was with the band he wrote many compositions that often went into the band's book of music. Then in 1942 Duke hired one of the best tenor saxophonists ever and let him play the first tenor sax solo ever arranged by Duke Ellington.
He was beloved by traditional fans, but was also adored by young jazz musicians willing to push the boundaries of traditional jazz. His traditional fans did not welcome his change of style, but it shows Davis's ability to experiment and push the boundaries. Miles excelled at every style that he tried from bebop, to hard bop, to modal jazz, to his jazz fusion
Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
At just the age of six Louis and three other boys form a vocal quartet and they would perform on the street corners for tips. In 1922 at the age of 21 Louis moves to Chicago to play second cornet in the band of Joe Oliver. As Louis performs he is slowly being recognized for his music. Finally on April 5 1923 he recorded his first song at the Gennett Studios in Richmond, Indiana as a member of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. In February of 1924 he marries Lil Hardin.
A couple years later, Louis received a request from Joe Oliver, in which he invited Louis to join his jazz band in Chicago. Within a few months of moving to Chicago and playing in the Creole Jazz Band, some of the most classic jazz records were released. Howard Reich explains Armstrong’s unique music to us when stating that,”Never before had the world heard such hot trumpet playing, with stratospheric high notes and crying, blue-note phrases more eloquent than the human voice.” The abundance of clubs, radio broadcasting, and record companies in Chicago catalyzed Louis Armstrong’s rising popularity. It was during this part of his life that Louis married Lillian Hardin, a fellow band member that played the piano. It was she that encouraged Louis Armstrong to branch out on his own and leave Oliver’s band.