Moreover, he is the soul of this music, the man, the genius who managed to bring Negro folk style of imitating of the instrumental sounds into the performance of songs. This is the root of partitioning rough lumping…
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ific manner of performance - singing "scat", that is, the kind of jazz singing, when the melody is improvised with adding of meaningless set of words which serves as a kind of an additional tool. The novelty of the performance surprises hearing of listeners and wins their hearts. Louis Armstrong becomes not only the example of following by other jazzmen but also the favorite of the public. All this has its positive aftereffects even nowadays, after more than fifty years, as his compositions are listened by a great number of his fans, his albums and compilations of hits still face unprecedented demand. So what is the role of Armstrong for the development of early jazz and what his particular impact on it? Let’s see the characteristic features of his individual style by researching its expression in his full of talent songs.
Probably the peculiarities of every person’s life, whether he or she is a representative of the scientific or creative environment, find their reflection to some extent in his or her works, and Louis Armstrong is not an exception in this respect. From early childhood and till the youth the future jazz player has an experience of street singing, participation in the camp brass orchestra, performance in clubs and restaurants, becoming a member of different bands. All this helps Armstrong to emerge as an extraordinal performer whose distinctive feature is his playing style of cleanliness and beauty of sound. The other thing which highlights Armstrong on the background of other jazz performers is his grandstanding aimed to be appreciated by everyone from the audience; and it must be said he manages to become the favorite among the black as well as the white public.
This means that the ease with which he wins the white public can be explained by the fact that from Louis’s childhood he grows up and serves to white people, and that helps him to learn how to find the right approach in dealing with them so as not to be hungry, at minimum, and to
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The swung notes and the improvisatory style of jazz bear evidence to its folk African roots. Gradually however, it widened in terms of its influences, artists and audience. Closely related to jazz is the musical form known as the blues. In fact the blues are an intrinsic part of the larger genre that is jazz.
It was in 1932 when new techniques, styles, and artistic criteria were introduced by formidable pianists such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington (Schuller 3). These introduced styles and techniques set the standard for playing jazz piano in the contemporary and future world.
Jazz has been adopted by different cultures and regions. There are different prominent styles of jazz which has been spread around, from New Orleans Jazz to swing, Gypsy Jazz and also Kansas City Jazz. Jazz is considered to be restless form of music. Jazz genre has been evolving even since it started and it has never been one form of music.
Louis Armstrong actually played with many musicians, and they all influenced each other. However, many of the greats in were in Armstrong’s original groups or in groups started by people in them. We are lucky to have so much of his work, but it would have been really nice if somebody had put an automatic recorder in Louis Armstrong’s shirt pocket.
It is the hardest music to play that I know of, and it is the highest rendition of individual emotion in the history of Western music.
Jazz is commonly referred to as "America's Classical Music," giving credits to its country of origin. Jazz blossomed in the US during the 1920s, however, history tells us that the timeline of jazz started in the 1817 with the New Orleans city government's establishment of "Congo Square" as an official site for music and dance (Jazz Timeline 2005).
Initially, the word "jazz" was used as a slang word and was only used to refer to the music in the city of Chicago.
The influx of slave trade in the year 1808 brought millions of Africans to the United
When she was in her twenties, her singing attracted John Hammond who was very well connected in the Jazz music industry. Hammond was of the idea that Holiday was the greatest singer of her time (Alagna 42). Soon Holiday and Hammond started producing