Jazz in the Roaring Twenties

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Jazz in the Roaring Twenties

Jazz In the Roaring Twenties

Popular Jazz Musicians of the 20's:-Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)-King Oliver (Cornet, Band Leader)-Duke Ellingtion (Piano)-Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)-Jelly Roll Morton (Composer, Piano, Vocals)-Earl Hines (Piano; started in Pittsburgh)-Kid Ory (Trombone)-Bessie Smith (Vocals)

Bix Beiderbecke: 'Singin The Blues' 19271:21-1:58

Louis Armstrong: 'West End Blues' 19280-:15, 1:58-2:20

In the 20's jazz truly began to become popular-The style was still transitioning from a "Dixieland" type of sound and had not truly transformed into the big band sound of the 30's and 40's.

Indirectly benefitted from prohibition.

-Heavily focused around the blues.-Instrumental music was viewed as requiring skill, it was not acceptable to go out and blast away any more.-Tone and pitch were modified and experimented with among players and created an era full of rich, diverse tones.-Mutes were popular among brass.-Clarinets were doubled with an Alto or Tenor and were eventually replaced by the Saxophone.

The Early 30's: 'It Don't Mean A Thing'

Rhythm section was different than one of modern dayComprised of:-A Banjo, Ukelele, or Mandolin-Anything from Washboards to Wood blocks-A Tuba, Stand up acoustic bass and Washtub bass


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