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Unformatted text preview: Early Jazz 9/2/2010 Louis Armstrong-Father of Jazz-Trumpeter / vocalist-Playing career lasted from the 1920s into the 1970s-Jazz musics first great improvising soloist-Revolutionized American vocal and invented scat singing West End Blues Louis Armstrong-Opens with famous trumpet cadenza an unaccompanied improvisation section which allows the soloist to freely express themselves.-Also features a duet between clarinet and Armstrongs scat vocal.-Piece overall has a slow, walking tempo and is based on the 12 bar blues progression Stardust Louis Armstrong-The Song, written by Hoagy Carmichael, is one of the most popular American standards from this era (1920s)-Louis plays and sings, illustrating his swinging, lyrical style.-Tempos is medium slow. Accompaniment emphasizes beats one and three of each 4 beat measure. Cornet Chop Suey Louis Armstrong-Medium fast tempo starts with 2 measure trumpet introduction-Trumpet solo at 1:45 illustrates stop time, a practice where the accomplaniment plays a series of short...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course MUSICOLOGY 125 taught by Professor Donaldthompson during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.
- Spring '11