The unique New Orleans style was polyphonic, with theme variation and simultaneous collective improvisation. Armstrong was a grasp of his hometown type, but by the time he joined Henderson’s band, he was already a trailblazer in a new phase of jazz, with its emphasis on preparations and soloists.
It is an indefinable high quality rooted in the African-American vernacular. In 1924, Louis Armstrong joined the Fletcher Henderson dance band for a 12 months, as featured soloist.
Although strict segregation limited employment opportunities for most blacks, many have been capable of finding work in entertainment. Black musicians had been capable of provide leisure in dances, minstrel shows, and in vaudeville, throughout which era many marching bands had been shaped.
A temporary Black Bottom dance craze, originating from the Apollo Theater, swept dance halls from 1926 to 1927, replacing the Charleston in recognition. By 1927, the Lindy Hop, primarily based on … Read More