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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
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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
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Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941) New Orleans Creole early jazz pianist, composer “Maple Leaf Rag” (1938)
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Jelly Roll Morton, “Maple Leaf Rag” (1938) In comparison to Joplin’s 1916 recording, Morton’s jazzed-up, improvisatory version: How does Morton alter Joplin’s version?
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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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ODJB, “Tiger Rag” (1918) Sensational, syncopated. Continuous Group Polyphony
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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