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JAZZ 3 IMPROVISATION 4 FEATURES 5-6 KINDS OF JAZZ 7-8 JAZZ BAND 9 FAMOUS JAZZ MUSICIANS 10 LOUIS ARMSTRONG 11-13 “WEST-END BLUES BAND” 14 “HOT FIVE” 15 ESCAPE 16 HE WORKED WITH… 17 WELL-KNOWN SONGS 18 “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD 19 QUIZ 20 AUTHOR 21
Jazz is a mixture of European and Afro-American music which is based on improvisation. The most part of jazz plays are instrumental ones built according to the classical scheme with variations.
An improviser is nor a composer neither an artist but a very special type of musician, who creates compositions in interaction with all the band. So improvisation is a kind of art, dialogue or music language communication.
The main jazz feature is a complicated rhythm consisting of the accents which are based on “beats”. Weak parts of the tact are called “off-beats”. Strong parts of the tact are called “down-beats”.
Having mixed “off-beats” and “down-beats” we form so-called “drive”. It creates the impression of movement, increasing tempo in spite of the fact it stays stable.
BLUES is slow melancholic jazz. It is based on so-called labor songs. The slaves were singing working in the field. Blues is characterized with “blue notes” which can be produced by pulling the guitar strings.
SPIRITUAL is a kind of religious music influenced jazz. It appeared as a mixture of Protestant chorus and Afro-American expressive means. Its contents is connected with the Holy Bible.
The musical instruments are mostly the same as a symphonic orchestra has: a saxophone; a trumpet; a double-bass; a clarinet; drums; a piano.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG BENNY GOODMAN ELLA FITZGERALD
One of the most famous jazzmen in the world and in the USA. His very special voice was compared to “butter on the emerycloth”.
He was born in 1901 in New Orleans. He spent his childhood in the poorest end of the city.
After his father left the family Louis spent 18 months in the New Orleans Orphanage (a prison for children), where he had learnt to read and write.
In 1922 Louis moved to Chicago where he met Oliver King and joined his jazz band. In 1928 Louis joined “The West-End Blues” band.
In 1926 he recorded his first single. In 1933 he was starring all over the USA. In 1947 he organized his own band named “The Hot Five”.
In 1971 Louis Armstrong died at the age of 70. He buried in New Orleans.
KING OLIVER GEORGE GERSHWIN ELLA FITZGERALD
GO DOWN, MOSES HELLO, DOLLY! WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD A KISS TO BUILD DREAM ON SHADRACK KISS OF FIRE LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD SKOKIKAAN
I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people going by I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do They're really saying I love you .I hear babies cry, I watch them grow They'll learn much more than I'll never know And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
1.Who are they? 2.What is jazz? blues? spiritual? Name their features. 3.Tell about main events in Armstrong life.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG LOUIS ARMSTRONG CHARMING AND TALENTED SANG, PLAYED, IMPROVIZED INFLUENCED JAZZ FOREVER THE KING OF IMPROVIZATION
THE BLUES MELANCHOLIC JAZZ RELAXABLE AND FLEXIBLE FASCINATES, SUBDUES, PACIFIES RINGS YOUR HEARTSTRINGS FALL IN THE BLUES LIKE IN LOVE!
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