CD Review 2 - Schillizzi 1 Matt Schillizzi History of Jazz...

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Schillizzi 1 Matt Schillizzi Professor Ebner History of Jazz 5 April 2011 CD Review #2 Among the prominent era of swing music, numerous songs and ensembles transformed the pre-existing world of jazz and would be forever remembered. Amid these new ground-breaking styles and sounds, vocalists started becoming known and recognized for their vocal qualities. Two very pronounced singers were Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. “Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, each in her own way, exemplify a degree of cultural resilience beyond the scope of all but a few instrumentalists” (DeVeaux 245). Both musicians played the same role in their recordings, but they brought two different elements into their songs when it comes to their music in the 1930’s and into the ‘40’s. Born in 1915, Billie Holiday led a difficult life of an abandoned female, but she did not let that stop her from expressing herself through her music. Although her life was rather depressing and abused, music was her way of relief and expression. Relying on her voice as means of an income, Billie Holiday put all she had into every lyric that she sang. Her
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MUSIC STUD 2114 taught by Professor Ebner during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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CD Review 2 - Schillizzi 1 Matt Schillizzi History of Jazz...

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