Jazz_Lec5 - • “King of Ragtime” • Piano/Banjo...

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Jazz History 1/30/08 Lecture 5: Ragtime Ragtime Minstrelsy, marches, African rhythms, and classical piano. Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829 – 1869) Born in New Orleans Creole descent Classical composer Ragtime progenitor Combines European tradition with African/Caribbean rhythms o Pasquinade. Caprice, op. 59 c. 1863 Uses syncopation World’s Columbian Exposition 1893, Chicago 27 million visitors o (1/4 of the US population) Attended by ragtime pioneers Ben harney, Scott Joplin, Johnny Seamore and Jesse Pickett Melting pot of ideas Ragtime To “rag” means to syncopate Syncopation – The stressing of the off-beat or weak beat Popular 1899-1920 Scott Joplin (1867-1917) Born in Texas to former slave
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Unformatted text preview: • “King of Ragtime” • Piano/Banjo player, composer • Maple Leaf Rag (1899) o Prototype work Maple Leaf Rag • Form is AABBACCDD Eubie Blake (1883-1983) • Born in Baltimore • Brothel performer at 15 • Moved to New York at 22 • Charleston Rag (1899/1917) o Early example of stride piano o Jazz Harmony James Reese Europe (1881-1919) • New York Ragtime Bandleader • 1910 – Clef Club o Union o Orchestra • May 2, 1912 – Carnegie concert The First… • First recording by a black artist for a major record label • Too Much Mustard o December 29, 1913 369 th Infantry “Hellfighters” Band • World War I • That’s Got ‘Em o May 7, 1919...
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