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My parents had been avid record buyers during the swing era. The scratchy sounds of those 78s left an indelible impression on me. They were a document of jazz history, yes, but those old recordings also seemed to me to be just one stage in the evolution of this thing called jazz that was still all around us.
How the music evolved from big bands to small combos and solo artists fascinated me even then, whetting my curiosity about the history of jazz that has culminated in the writing of this encyclopedia.
As a young man my interest turned to rock and roll, jazz, and avant-garde music. My interest in composing took a path toward the creation of electronic music, but my motivation for this work, and my understanding of the nature of improvisation, was always informed by my exposure and love of jazz.
I can thank my high school buddy Jimm Wachtel for teaching me about the saxophone. Then there was our mutual friend, drummer Joe Toth, who introduced us to the first recording of the Tony Williams Lifetime. After moving to Philadelphia, I befriended an astrophysicist drummer no kidding named John Scarpulla who kept up my lessons in jazz. In those formative years of my life, I would have enjoyed reading a comprehensive introduction to the people, history, music, and legacy of jazz.
This book is my attempt to write that book. The Jazz volume of American Popular Music is a comprehensive guide to the leading musicians, works, history, and culture that have shaped the history of jazz from about to the present day.
The majority of this work is an A to Z listing of entries—more than of them. Choosing which entries to include from the entire history of jazz was a huge challenge. A great deal of thought went into xix xx About This Book these choices so that the encyclopedia could be a valued reference for readers interested in many aspects of jazz—the artists, the history, the slang, the music, and the impact of jazz on American culture.
The encyclopedia emphasizes American jazz artists, but acknowledges those artists of foreign birth who have had a great influence on American jazz. More than one-quarter of the biographical entries discuss influential artists outside the United States, many from Cuba, South America, and Europe. Because jazz is a vital, living art, an effort was made to ensure that the biographies cover the accomplishments of past artists as well as important contemporary musicians.
To this end, 40 percent of the biographical entries are about living, working musicians who continue to shape the direction of jazz. In an effort to correct this inequality, priority was given to including biographies of influential women in jazz, making up about 15 percent of the entries. Jazz Instruments: An introduction providing a brief history of jazz instruments. In reading it, you will no doubt learn about the musical, historical, and human context of jazz so that you can form your own opinions.
However, no book about jazz is complete without listening to jazz. I hope this book will inspire you to do so. Then you will know what all of the excitement is about. Jazz can also be associated with certain instruments, providing it with a telltale sound. You can see from these ideas that jazz is both a kind of music and a way of creating music. One cannot separate the personality of the artist from jazz.
Its most distinctive feature is that jazz is unavoidably music of personal expression. You cannot experience jazz by reading a score. You have to listen to it. Jazz is the soundtrack of African-American life. It is rooted in artistic and cultural traditions that reach back to Africa. The sound of jazz is a history lesson. It expresses the sorrow of repression during decades of slavery in the 19th century.
It also reflects the joy of freedom as blacks gained equal rights in a predominantly white America. Jazz is more than music. It is also about celebrating life, the good and the bad, and all of the triumphs and sorrows that make up human experience. Jazz is a union of the heart with the intellect, a way for the musician to articulate emotion as well as the complex ideas that make a person tick. Expressing oneself through music is at the soul of jazz artistry. There are many creation myths about the origin of the music as well as the derivation of the word BLUES W hat is jazz?
This is a difficult question to answer, but even those people who fall short of finding the words to explain jazz will claim to know it when they hear it. But what do these names alone tell us about their music?
The artists just mentioned represent more than 90 years in the history of the ever-changing art form called jazz. The music of these artists may be as different from one another as can be; yet, all of it springs from a common source of tradition, discipline, and social and creative values called jazz.
Many music critics and musicians have tried to explain jazz. Some liken it to a language or idea. Others say that jazz is a feeling, a way to express sound. It is the art of the vocalized instrumental tone. Some critics offer technical definitions of the music of jazz. To them, jazz is a set of scales and rhythms, a particular way of using melody and beat xxi xxii Introducing Jazz jazz.
The roots of jazz music go back to the 19th century.
It began with music brought from Africa to America during the time of the slave trade. It grew as a fusion of diverse musical and cultural elements, galvanizing aspects of work songs, church music, folk songs, classical, and popular songs. The common thread binding these elements together is that jazz arose noncommercially as an expression of those who were oppressed by poverty and racism.
Its history is largely that of the relationship between white and black people in America. It is marked by the repeated imitation of authentic black music by white musicians who gained wealth at the expense of those whose ideas they copied.
It is also a history in which black musicians finally gained the commercial and critical success of their white peers.
It spent its young adult years in New York City, migrated to Kansas City as it settled down, and then spread across the country, and eventually the world, as it reached maturity. The early history of jazz is one of big cities and musical innovation. It is also one of migrating musicians and a public whose fickle taste sometimes embraced jazz as its most popular music, and other times put it aside as newfangled musical fads captured its fancy.
Here, then, is a capsule summary of the history of jazz. Crossreferences are noted for entries in the encyclopedia that expand upon these points. New Orleans at the time was a freewheeling city with relative racial tolerance and wide musical influences that included Africa, the Caribbean islands, and French-influenced Creole culture.
It was here that the earliest jazz ensembles formed. Although the popular myth about early jazz is that the first bands were largely composed of musicians using only marching band instruments, marching bands were not the only tradition from which early jazz drew its influences. A case in point is that of the string bass. The string bass is not a marching band instrument, so it is usually thought that the earliest jazz ensembles must have used the tuba to mark rhythm instead of the string bass.
However, there was also a tradition of string bands from which some early jazz drew its instruments, chief among them being the string bass. The string bass was indeed used in the Buddy Bolden band, as the only existing photograph of this group shows. Parallel to the existence of these groups were brass bands that used the tuba instead of the string bass.
Jazz was a unique distillation of several competing musical forms. In addition to marching bands and string bands, these influences included work songs, spirituals, folk, BLUES, the lively classical idiom of RAGTIME, and songs of cakewalk parties and minstrelsy that were an important part of African-American social life of the late 19th century. From these various influences came the basic instrumentation of jazz: the cornet, trumpet, trombone, or clarinet to play melodies, and guitar, banjo, string bass, tuba, and drums, to play chords and rhythm.
By , the tuba had mostly been displaced by the string bass, and the piano had also become a popular part of the rhythm section. New Orleans groups were mostly African American and excelled at collective improvisation in which melodies were invented on the spot.
Around , when the city of New Orleans began to close down many of the night spots and hangouts that employed jazz musicians, the players began to take their music on the road. The first recordings of authentic New Orleans Jazz appeared between and , but were actually recorded in Chicago. Most important, the collective improvisation of New Orleans jazz gave way to individual solos, largely because of the remarkable skill of Armstrong.
New York may not be the birthplace of jazz, but jazz first gained widespread popularity because of the attention brought to it in New York.
It was there that jazz became popular on the radio, the making of jazz records first became big business, and competition among jazz bands took a prominent position on the stages of New York nightclubs.
This was the incendiary style brought to the Big Apple by Louis Armstrong. Hot jazz was fast and exciting, open to experimentation, and freely mixed in the rhythms of other cultures, particularly Cuba and Latin America. Jazz gained a new sophistication while coming of age in New York. The arrangements became elegant, and jazz matured as a music with many dimensions for many moods. Jazz also put down roots in Kansas City, where several big names made their mark during the late s and s.
Nor did it feature the sophisticated arrangements of New York jazz. It was an easygoing, relaxed style of jazz. This new style led to the widespread popularity of swing jazz in the s.
Big bands used multiple reed instruments to create a full-bodied swinging sound. The word swing also denoted a feeling, an energy, that propelled the music of jazz musicians in big and small groups. It relied on driving rhythms and often complex combinations of melodies, chords, and changing keys to create a sensation that was hard for audience members to resist. It blends African, Latin, and American musical elements. Dizzy Gillespie was largely responsible for introducing Cuban-influenced jazz to the United States during the s.
BEBOP, or bop, for short, evolved from the high-energy playing of swing groups but emphasized instrumental solos rather than hummable melodies. Bebop was the first jazz not intended for dancing. As such, it marked the transition to the modern jazz era. Considered experimental at the time, bebop dazzled the listener with blazing beats and complex harmonies.
It contained the rhythmic vitality of bop, but freely drew from rhythm and blues to forge a captivating, energetic sound. While solos were a part of hard bop, they were often less confrontational than the in-your-face virtuosity of Gillespie and Parker.
It became a mainstream style of jazz that remains the bread and butter of jazz musicians to this day. This is generally a highly composed form of jazz with only minor touches of improvisation. Cool jazz was a reaction against the bebop style, which the uninitiated music fan found difficult to appreciate. Cool was less explosive, but pleasing to the ear.
It came at a time when other forms of jazz were losing the younger audience to rock. It is a highly energized blend of electric rock and jazz instrumentation played with jazz virtuosity. Miles Davis was perhaps the most influential leader of the fusion movement.
Another form of acid jazz combines the talents of a DJ or remixer with classic jazz tracks from the vaults of classic jazz record companies. Entries in this encyclopedia recount the history of jazz development around the world through the stories of individual musicians from other countries. Nor has the history of jazz progressed mechanically from one style to another.
It consists of xxv a body of styles that are the source of continuing ideas and inspiration for every practicing jazz musician. Living jazz is an amalgamation of its own history, a music in which all styles continue to play a role in its growth.
This richness of tradition pays great dividends to the inquisitive student of jazz. Following is a complete list of the major styles of jazz that have individual entries in the Encyclopedia.
From these entries, you can use cross-references to other styles and artists to broaden your understanding of a given kind of jazz and its practitioners. This observation alone suggests that jazz is about the musician and not the instrument. This may be true, but it is also clear that the sound of jazz has been closely associated from the beginning with certain familiar instruments.
By , marching band instruments had been adopted as the melodic and percussive voices of jazz. Early jazz bands played melodies on the cornet or trumpet , clarinet, and trombone.
Rhythm was provided by a combination of guitar or banjo, drums, double bass, or tuba. One of the first acknowledged jazz bands was led by Buddy Bolden in New Orleans from about to His group established the makeup of most early jazz bands. But the undeniable popularity of ragtime music and the piano slowly edged its way into jazz music. One reason for this was that musicians playing both ragtime and New Orleans jazz began to play together.
There are many recorded examples of music from to that combined the styles and instrumentation of New Orleans jazz, ragtime, and marching band music.
By , when the first popular jazz recording was made, the pianist had become an important member of the jazz ensemble. Some of the best ragtime piano players established themselves in the same hotels, bars, and brothels as the early jazz ensembles. The piano soon became a familiar element in jazz for underscoring the rhythm of the music and providing another melodic voice.
Further beware of transitioning out of those little fills around the open high E string and effortlessly landing on that Bb major triad. Tough stuff! Those are the little notes with lines through them.
That means that 4 beats will replace 3 beats. In the case of this song, two quadruplet quarter notes are equal duration to a non-quadruplet dotted quarter note.
Clear as mud, right? While this piece can be played with a pick, I recommend playing with fingers instead. What makes this song difficult from a time perspective is where the accents live in Part B. The melody begins on the 3 and the rhythm support is on 1 and 2. Pretty interesting. Want More Content?