Jazz_Lec19 - Jazz History 3/5/08 Lecture : 1930-1934 Jazz...

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Jazz History 3/5/08 Lecture : 1930-1934 Jazz and the depression years The Boswell Sisters Raised in NOLA Connie Boswell (1907 – 1976) – had polio o Cellist, arranger: led a solo career Martha Boswell (1905-1958) o Pianist, manager Helvetia “Vet” Boswell (1911-1988) o Violinist, dancer The most influential female jazz vocal group Active 1925-1936 Moved to NY in the 30’s and performed with people such as Bing Crosby Style characterized by use of close harmony and jazz elements. When they sang together, they almost sounded like one voice 20 hits during the 30’s o -#1 “ the object of my Affection ” (1935) Don Redman (1900 – 1964) –was playing the trumpet at age 3, and played piano at age 9. Went to school and was a great athlete. Born In Piedmont West Virginia Arranger, composer and bandleader Played woodwinds, trumpet, and piano One of the architects of the “swing” sound Fletcher Henderson Orchastra (1923 – 1927) – he gave them their sound. Wrote many of their arrangements
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course MUS 231 taught by Professor Moon during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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