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In the 1920s jazz included folk and bluestones. Louis Armstrong was so good at the trumpet he became the first jazz soloist, forever transforming the genre. Latin jazz from the 40s and 50s combined African and Latin American rhythms with American harmonies. Present-day nu jazz is known for electronic music blended with jazz beats.
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It basically began in the 20th century in New Orleans, in the United States of America. Obviously, in Louisiana, there were a lot of musical influences in the area of New Orleans, as many different nationalities traveled through the port for various reasons. Obviously, there's Spanish folk music, French military band music, ragtime, European ballroom, dance, music, even blues and along with some other, uh, popular ones at the time. Uh, they all have an impact on the birth of jazz. To be fair, Um, here's what I'm gonna have to make a quick distinction, though primarily though jazz was invented by black musicians. Okay, despite how a lot of people wanna argue this, it waas. It wasn't written down in the same way as previous music, but the styles and tombs were passed on from one to another by ear. The exciting thing about jazz was the improvisation of different instruments around the main melody. It was never written. It was just understood, played and heard in early jet in early jazz. Uh, this may have, uh, included popular folk and blues tones as well at the time, like he doesn't mind, though there are different periods in different time frames during the jazz era. Okay, it started around the early 19 twenties that was known as the Jazz Age. During this period, jazz music was called New Orleans or Dixieland Jazz. Uh, it was basically developed in New Orleans and later spread to Chicago and New York, which was very popular at the time. It combined elements of blues, ragtime, brass band marching beats, while different instruments such as the trumpet trombone, Clara Night Sorry clarinet improved intricate patterns around the melodies. However, the famous musician Louis Armstrong had a clean influence on the sound of jazz. Hey was such a brilliant trumpet player that he was allowed to play solos and become Jazz's first great soloist. A lot of people know who this guy is because of what he's done, and since that time, jazz has been based on solos instead of whole band playing for the most part of the time and improvising for the rest of it. Um, with that being said, we move on to the 19 thirties, tha era of swing e do believe Yeah. Bands became bigger for swing, often including 16 or more players. Uh, this allowed the soloist more freedom or improvisation, and even permitting more than one soloist in a band these soldiers would take in. Take It in turns to improve. Sorry, improv on around the band's playing and some composed melodies. Swing was seen to be the easiest, uh, easier than traditional jazz and smoother, with particular phrases of music being reused throughout the piece. The outstanding quality with this type of music was it's closely compact but smooth rhythms, pianist and composer. What was his name? Duke Ellington. Let's particularly noted for showing the combination of improvised and composed parts and swing music, which does bring us to the yeah, 1940 1950 period, where we get the nice of the well known Latin hot and cool jazz. Okay, uh, Latin jazz originated in the late 19 forties. It combined the rhythms of African and Latin American countries with the harmonies from US jazz. The Latin jazz use straight rhythms rather than swung written rhythms as like in the 19 thirties, Dizzy glimpse be. I think I mispronounced that collaborating with other artists and brought Latin jazz to mainstream awareness. Uh, some thought that swings should beam or refined and exciting. Different musicians experimented with rhythm and harmony, taking these two different extremes and levels of complexity. The result was bebop, I do believe. Sometimes known as modern jazz. This was highly energetic and emotional form of jazz. Charlie Parker pioneered, pioneered the style of beef up on. It was so different to previous styles of jazz that many thought he wasn't playing the correct notes. It was actually that was actually the style of the time Cool Jazz, which was created on the back of hot jazz. I was, in complete contrast, being gentler and more subtle without a former fiery intensity. Many consider West Coast jazz as part of cool jazz. Uh, it was developed in California, and like the cool jazz, it was Mawr, uh, impersonal and relaxed than the bebop style. The trumpeter Mike Davis was influential in cool jazz and preferred to concentrate on the simpler, understated style So it does exist. It's just not. It's common. Next is the 19 sixties, where we had hard bop soul, jazz free jazz hard Bob was an extension of bebop, basically, but often had a slower tempo with more very planes on the base. Art Blake Blakey I think that's how his Name Is Pronounced, was the drummer in the jazz Messengers group who played hard bop. Soul. Jazz also was a development from Hard Bob, which was strongly influenced by blues and gospel music, which was pretty prominent at the time. In the 19 sixties, the improvisations of soldiers were often not so complex as with other jazz styles, and it used more repetitive grooves and melodies compared to hard bop, also known as Advent. Jazz or free jazz. Free jazz was basically characterized by its ignoring previous rules and constraints on harmony and structure, so improvisation varied more widely than in previous styles of jazz. Some didn't like free jazz, as compared to other styles of jazz. It didn't appear to be, uh, sane or make much sense. Thanks. The American jazz pianist Cecil Taylor was a leader of this free jazz movement, which brought about the 19 in the 19 seventies. The jazz fusion movement Uh, this was formed with the merging of jazz with other styles of music in particularly rock. Yes, rock music. Jazz solos may have been played over rock rhythms. Uh, both jazz and rock instruments would would be used, especially the electrical instruments of rock like the electrical guitar and even the piano. One group that fuse jazz and rock together pretty well with unpredictable improvisations was the weather report. I'm not kidding. That's literally the name of the group. Um, and then we moved to the 19 eighties and 19 nineties, where we have acid jazz and jazz rap. That last one. I remember listening to that for the first time, and it was a little odd to me anyway. Acid Jazz was a musical genre that took jazz fusion to the next level. Okay? Developed in the 19 eighties and on into the 19 nineties, it combines parts of jazz, music and soul, funk, disco and hip hop. Much of it was started in London, and it's got its name from the record label of the same name. Well known pioneering at acid jazz groups include, uh, how do I pronounce this? Uh, Jamiroquai? Uh, if I'm pronouncing that wrong, let me know the Brand New Heavies and James Taylor Quartet. Now that one I'm familiar with. On the other note, jazz wraps, jazz, rap mixes, alternative hip hop music with jazz and mainly appeals to a smaller number of interested fans uh, some jazz rap groups have used previous samples from previous jazz artists. For example, the gang Starr first single, um, included samples from Charlie Parker, the bebop great. Also Miles Davis. The first final album included collaborations with EMC. Easy Mo Bee Um, and then we have the current time frame the 19 nineties to the present time frame with what they call new jazz. It's about EMU jazz, obviously. Some of the first artist to perform new jazz came from Norway, such as Bug a Wessel TEM. I'm sorry, Wessel Toughed and Nils Peter move there. It is sometimes known as basically e jazz or electric jazz, Uh, because of the use of electronic dance music and house beads. But many jazz fans find the style of jazz boring it. How do I put this? It was repetitive and sometimes blurring loudness, which would reflect its club roots. Basically, that one took place and was started in the club. While jazz has had many, many influences over the years and has changed drastically, it still comes back to the fact that it's still revolved. It's still a soloist playing around some type of rhythm, whether they're old, new or foreign
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