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Matt Schillizzi Professor Ebner History of Jazz 17 February, 2011 “Weather Bird” This song was performed by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines. It beings with the trumpet introducing the theme and is followed with the piano repeating and harmonizing. The trumpet has his featured embellishment section, where he displays his range and ability to skip around with his notes from the original melody. The piano plays quietly underneath him, and has a short segment of call and response-like reaction between the two players. The song moves into the piano feature upon the end of the trumpet feature. The piano solo has a stride style and very complicated in movement. One key feature of this song is that as the solo section is coming to a close, the solos all follow suit and end similarly so that the next section of music is clearly identifiable. The trumpet continues to build off the main melody and improvises with polyrhythm and syncopation. These are characteristics attributed to the styles established in New Orleans, which
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