M26Lecture14FJazz1 - story of jazz !jazz history Monson...

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10/23/08 1 Lecture 14 Jazz 1920s-1940s history of a musical practice blues in jazz 10/23/08 2 story of jazz — jazz history Monson overview article — context for music, What is the basis for DeVeaux’s critique of conventional jazz histories? need to make sense of difference and change e.g., from Louis Armstrong’s “Potato Head Blues” to Charlie Parker’s “Koko” but coherent narrative is difficult 100 years of well-documented musical activity changing definitions of jazz — heated debate 10/23/08 3 styles of jazz by decade and/or labels like: Dixieland or New Orleans — Swing — Bebop Hard bop, Cool jazz, Modal jazz, Free jazz and by great individuals Labels reflect important differences in playing styles Great individuals distract our attention from numerous other musicians. 10/23/08 4 non-linearity of jazz music-making linear narrative is impossible due to: many musicians in many places with numerous connections due to hearing each other in live performances mass mediation: radio, records, film rapid stylistic changes but older styles continue to be performed
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10/23/08 5 Jazz — early history musical practice arose in early 20th century from ragtime (e.g., Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag”) blues, marches
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course MUSIC 26AC taught by Professor Brinner during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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