A Survey Of Jazz : Louis Armstrong

1056 Words Oct 9th, 2014 5 Pages
Ricky Vong
10/7/14
Music 1236
Survey of Jazz

Louis Armstrong

From its inception, Jazz has applied both innovative approaches in different degrees and boundless configuration. And has continually amplified, progress, and modify music through various distinctive episodes of growth. So, an all-encompassing denotation of jazz is likely vain. Additionally, jazz as a music whose prime attribute was “improvisation,” for example, revealed to be too regulated and chiefly false. Meanwhile composition, adaptation, and ensembles have also been imperative constituent of Jazz (for most of its backstory). Furthermore, “syncopation” and “swing,” often viewed as important and distinctive to jazz, are certainly lacking the genuineness of it, whether of the 1920s (or of later decades). However, the prolonged perception that swing could not transpire without syncopation was utterly refuted when trumpeter Louis Armstrong often produced vast swing while playing repeated, and unsyncopated quarter notes (Armstrong, L., Fitzgerald, E., & Middleton, V. (1988). Satchmo. Gong.)
Armstrong grew up in atrocious destitution of New Orleans, Louisiana, when jazz was still fairly young. He learned to play the cornet in the home 's band (Colored Waifs Home), and in his teenage years he learned music by paying close attention to the popular jazz artist of the day, New Orleans corniest, King Oliver (he also acted as his mentor). Moreover, he evolved expeditiously, and went on to play the trumpet. He…
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