October 3, 2022

The Jazz Corner


Cool jazz developed close to the end of the Forties, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, linear melodic lines. This sequence explores the history of the main American musical kind. We track its growth in African American tradition, its rise to prominence with its golden age of popularity spanning from the 1920’s to the mid 1940’s both in its unique kind and in Swing via its well-liked decline and the rise of vital new sub-genres into the current day. Along the way in which, we study of the lives and work of main contributors to the shape similar to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Charlie “Bird” Parker and plenty of others who helped form Jazz into the vibrant musical form it is. Moreover, we see how the music reflected the political and social issues of the African American community over the course of the shape’s history.

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