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  • South Africa Jazz Overseas
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    Jazz is once again back on its feet in South Africa. After many years of cultural oppression due to Apartheid, jazz is slowly but surely finding its way back to popularity in South Africa. However, the road to reconstruction is apparently not a smooth one, as many jazz musicians and the entire jazz community are still running into problems in South Africa. Despite this, the progress that has already been made is incredible and the future of jazz in this region has reached a new level of optimism...
  • Album Free Jazz
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    Early Jazz The earliest easily available jazz recordings are from the 1920's and early 1930's. Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong ('Pops', 'Satchmo') was by far the most important figure of this period. He played with groups called the Hot Five and the Hot Seven; any recordings you can find of these groups are recommended. The style of these groups, and many others of the period, is often referred to as New Orleans jazz or Dixieland. It is characterized by collective improvisation, in w...
  • American Jazz Orchestra
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    Duke Ellington definitely stands in my mind as one of the more important and productive musicians of this century. One of the first black band leaders, and one of the most innovative, the Duke wrote music of all types and styles from solo jazz piano pieces to 16 piece pop songs to symphony orchestra pieces. His wide range of composing styles is seen in his collaborations with prominent performers, two of which are John Coltrane and Frank Sinatra. He was born in 1899 in Washington, D.C., and came...
  • Close To The Style Of Jazz Music
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    The Relationship of Jazz Music and Jack Kerouac There is a distinct relationship between jazz music and the Beat Generation, particularly Jack Kerouac. The writings of the beat generation were often influenced by the different styles of jazz. One certain style of jazz known as bop and bebop were the most influential of all forms on the beat generation. They were an improvised form of jazz that has been traced back to originating in Harlem in the early forties and fifties. A harmonically and rhyt...
  • John Coltrane N
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    John William Coltrane John Coltrane was one of the major innovators of contemporary jazz and the New Wave, which was a movement of more freedom in improvisation. John William Coltrane, b. Hamlet, N.C., Sept. 23, 1926, d. July 17, 1967, is considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of the past 35 years (only Miles Davis comes close), one of the greatest saxophonists of all time, and a remarkable innovator. Coltrane is a very interesting person because he traversed many styles of playin...

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