Jazz_1 - Invented Swing Rhythm Inuenced all who came after...

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JAZZ • Improvisation • Rhythm sections in ensembles • Underlying pulse with syncopated melodies • Reliance on popular song forms and blues
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More Jazz Style Traits • Frequent use of blues scales for material • Performer of performer-composer aesthetic rather than a composer-centered music
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Storyville, New Orleans • The downtown red light district was soon dubbed the name Storyville after its creator, Sidney Alderman Story. On New Year’s Day, 1898, the area of Storyville became the city’s new legal experiment.
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Louis Armstrong 1901-1971 • Made Jazz into Art
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Unformatted text preview: Invented Swing Rhythm Inuenced all who came after him Duke Ellington 1899-1971 Greatest Jazz composer Added elegance and sophistication to Jazz Leader of most popular big band (orchestra) Charlie Parker 1920-1955 Greatest Saxophonist Fast, complex, innovative solos Created Bebop (with Dizzy, Monk etc) John Coltrane 1926-1967 Spiritual journey through his music Sheets of Sound Explored free improvisation as well as popular song forms and blues...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course FA 2004 taught by Professor Asweinstein during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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