Jazz

Jazz

What do Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, and Louis Armstrong mean to us today? All these names to us dont really mean anything except Jazz musicians. But, about eighty years ago in the 1920s, these names meant a lot more. These names meant father of the trumpet, Empress of Blues, the Song Plunger, and […]

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Jazz

Szwed, John F. Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz. John F. Szwed resides in Connecticut, and he is currently a professor of anthropology, African-American studies, music, and American studies at Yale University. He has written seven books on music and African-American culture and numerous articles and reviews on similar subjects. Szwed […]

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Great Gatsby And Jazz Times

In his Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald portrays society as snobs who bask in the wealth of the age. The novel was written in the heart of the Jazz Age and depicts it flawlessly. After World War I, many companies that had been making war supplies returned to creating their […]

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Journalistic Article on Kind of Blue-Miles Davis

‘Kind of Blue’ was released in 1959. This release can be described as the cornerstone of jazz music. Having sold over 20 million copies, it has gone on to influence generations of musicians to come. Even to this day it is currently selling 5000 copies per week. It is nothing short of a masterpiece and […]

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