jan 31 - Chicago big place after New Orleans, then New York...

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1920’s King of Jazz – Paul Whiteman Viola player for symphony Put together a 12-15 musician jazz band String players Tried to blend symphonic music and jazz Very racist in hiring policies Very refined ‘Sweet Jazz’ Led to the ‘Swing Era’ 1890-1967 Austin High Gang Attended Austin High in Illinois Started Chicago style of Dixieland Bix Beiderbecke 1903-1931 Attended boarding school in Chicago 1924- working professionally Coronet/piano Collaborated with Frankie Trumbauer Test pilot in WWII Worked under Whiteman for while 1927 - ‘Singing the Blues’ Improvs very imitated/covered
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Unformatted text preview: Chicago big place after New Orleans, then New York took over Fletcher Henderson Piano Led one of the most successful NY bands Modeled how to organize a big band Placement etc Classified instruments into families If person from wind is soloing, backed up by brass players Soloist backed up by members of other group Became the traditional mold Cotton Club Segregated club in NY Whites only, black jazz bands hired National radio feed from club Launched careers of many bands Duke Ellington...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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