technical proficiency on their instruments expanded musical harmonies more

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technical proficiency on their instruments, expanded musical harmonies (more difficult and complex chords and chord progressions), and deeper and varied emotions expressed. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of today’s most important contemporary mainstream jazz artists. 2 | P a g e
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Kyera Mclendon 11/12/2012 History of Jazz Music Jazz Today “Anything goes” jazz artists will put all kinds of music into the pot and stir it up; these can include but are not limited to: all styles of jazz, classical music (mostly of the 20th and 21st century variety), world music (i.e., music from other parts of the world), especially from South America and Asia, all styles of blues, rock, rhythm and blues, Latin, funk, hip-hop, rap, and popular music Two important jazz musicians in the “anything goes” camp include saxophonist Dave Liebman and trumpeter Dave Douglas ( ). In other words, what I pull from my research is that if you really want to look at jazz in its purist’s true existence in today’s music you would have to be geared more towards those who play in a more leveled style in which they feel how Jazz should sound or what Jazz persisted of. Looking at Jazz in the form of hip hop, rap and etc., you’d be less like to find “true jazz”, because most music in that style is generated through audio and technology. I lean more towards artists who play jazz of an influence of early jazz music. For example the song titled “The House of Groove”, by Euge Groove () is a 2012 rendition of Jazz music. When comparing today’s jazz to the history of jazz you’re going to be looking at any of the styles of jazz that evolved between the early 1940s and the later emergence of avant-garde jazz, characterized by a greater harmonic and rhythmic complexity. First off, the instrumentation is a major part of why “The House of Groove” is a rendition of early jazz music. As I listen I hear a tenor saxophone, bass, percussion, and keyboard. Euge Groove, who is leading the song playing
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