- louis armstrong louis armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history he contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways his amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. The 37-year-old singer kept it simple and stunning on sunday in an all-black outfit at the grammy awards in new york city. A new style of music that became known as soul, a blend of gospel music, blues, and jazz that brought him worldwide fameover the next four decades his unique voice, passionate style of playing the piano, and tireless showmanship made him a legendary figure in the world of entertainment. The austin high gang by charles edward smith a history of jazz before 1930 this site contains over 1000 songs from this era in real audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of jazz musicians. Or george armstrong custer one book, a fair amount of talks, and numerous articles (some of which had been requested by editors) hell, there have been errol flynn talks in five states, numerous articles, and plenty of publicity on social media not to mention two additional books on flynn (documented on these blogs.
Louis armstrong was the first vital jazz soloist to attain world wide influence as trumpeter, entertainer, and show business personality he was a strong force in spreading the influence of jazz throughout his life. The excerpt begins with a reference to the “from spirituals to swing” carnegie hall concert of 1938, a showcase of african-american music from its spiritual origins to the swing music popular at the time, and produced by john hammond, an influential figure in 20th century american music as record producer, critic, activist, and impresario. Louis armstrong is the unquestioned king of the jazz vocal genre there really is no one else who comes close in skill, technique and phrasing the fact that he could achieve all of that with a voice which was not classically beautiful is all the more a testament to his talent.
Enjoy millions of the latest android apps, games, music, movies, tv, books, magazines & more anytime, anywhere, across your devices. The montreux jazz festival (formerly festival de jazz montreux and festival international de jazz montreux ) is a music festival in switzerland , held annually in early july in montreux on the lake geneva shoreline it is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after canada's montreal international jazz festival history the montreux jazz festival was founded in 1967 by claude. A rich mix of african-american music in all of its guises, including jazz, hip hop and r & b, blasted open the 2012 london jazz festival phantom limb made their festival debut, performing numbers from their 2012 album, 'the pines. Posts about music written by louisproyect counterpunch, december 16, 2016 all that hollywood jazz by louis proyect after having seen four narrative films and one documentary this year based on jazz musicians, i am prompted to offer some reflections on the films and on the state of jazz today. Jazz was transformed by bebop brass bands setting the stage for the palace coup to follow around the world: the original dixieland jazz band introducing its legendary (and unrecorded) founding father and artie shaw the exhilarating virtuoso style pioneered by charlie parker and dizzy gillespie in the 1940s—a music that favored listening.
Windowmentariacom. Early life gardner was born near the farming community of grabtown, north carolina she was the youngest of seven children she had two older brothers, raymond and melvin, and four older sisters, beatrice, elsie mae, inez, and myra. The “question of miles davis,” then, does not concern davis’s stature he holds a secure and unique position in jazz history the question here is fugitive, more curious, but teasingly in play within the somewhat vexed “autobiography” authored by quincy troupe, who transcribed (and elaborated) conversations with davis. The intrusion of rock into jazz territory greatly disturbs figures like crouch, who professes definite ideas about what can and cannot occur under the jazz rubric crouch and marsalis correctly insist that jazz cannot encompass every kind of music jazz would become a meaningless word if indiscriminately applied to any and every kind of.
Salsa legend ruben blades joined wynton marsalis and the jazz at lincoln center orchestra in 2014 for a critically acclaimed series that crossed genres and blended swing standards with blades' own afro-cuban numbers. Breaking cincinnati news, traffic, weather and local headlines from the cincinnati enquirer newspaper. Louis armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history as a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his hot five and hot seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation.
For jazz historians, louis armstrong's hot five and hot seven recordings mark the first revolution in the history of a music riven by upheaval yet few traces of this revolution can be found in the historical record of the late 1920s, when the discs were made. Part iii: the swing era within a decade of armstrong’s ﬁrst recordings as a leader, his music became the foundation for the mainstream pop music of the united states and most of the world in this section, we discuss the social, political, and economic contexts for the extraordinary crossover of a recently localized african american vogue. Armstrong’s private feelings about race boiled over into the public for the first and last time in 1957, when, in an interview with a journalism student, he blasted president dwight eisenhower. Louis armstrong, who passed away 45 years ago, is the most famous jazz musician of all timein addition to his hundreds of recordings, he is remembered by most as a lovable and humorous character.