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The Swing Era Peak popularity of jazz (mid-1930s to mid-1940s) Musical Origins Racial Dynamics
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Swing Origins Pioneered by black bands (Henderson, Ellington) • Later adopted by white bands (Goodman, Miller) • Uptempo, highly syncopated, riff-oriented dance music • Propulsive Rhythm (“swing”)
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Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952) • pianist, bandleader, arranger • worked for W.C. Handy
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Fletcher Henderson “Wrappin’ It Up” (1934) Intro Call-response between sections Chorus 1 ABAC form - main theme, call-response Chorus 2 Saxophone solo Chorus 3 Trumpet solo Chorus 4 Call-response, band • uptempo, riff-based, arranged dance music with some room for solo improvisation
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Duke Ellington (1899–1974) pianist prolific composer • 1000+ works bandleader
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Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club (1927-1932)
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DE and his Cotton Club Orchestra “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” (1932) Intro Chorus 1 Cootie Williams (muted trumpet) Chorus 2 Ivie Anderson (vocals)
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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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