6 - Early Jazz - 6 - Early Jazz The trajectory of jazz...

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6 - Early Jazz The trajectory of jazz 1895-1915: Origins as a Folk music, Social music 1935–1945: America’s Favorite Popular Music (“Swing Era”) Today: Traditional music, pop music, and art music Early Jazz Performer’s Music (rather than a composer’s music) Improvisation and Experimentation Rhythmic Sensation Hybrid musical origins African-American roots Grows in New Orleans (1890s-1900s) and spreads in the 1910s and 1920s Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941) New Orleans Creole early jazz pianist, composer, called himself the inventor of jazz but would've been too young at the time “Maple Leaf Rag” (1938) In comparison to Joplin’s 1916 recording, Morton’s jazzed-up, improvisatory version: Morton alters Joplin's version by making changed to melody, rhythm, form, and more Original Dixieland Jass Band quintet of white musicians from New Orleans 1st group to record jazz (1917) Nick LaRocca (leader/cornet) claims that jazz is “strictly white man’s music.”
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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