Ornette Coleman and Free Jazz

Who was Ornette Coleman Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer known as a principal founder of the free jazz genre, a term derived from his 1960 album Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation. Characteristics of Free Jazz Listening to the other sub-genres of jazz all have similar characteristics. The […]

The Story Of Jazz Notes

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Sun Ra: Alternative Jazz

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“The Story of Jazz” Documentary Notes by Asha St. Louis

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The Subgenres of Jazz

Jazz is one of the most known genres in the Black community in America. Originating in New Orleans, jazz music began during the slave trade from the Caribbean when new slaves would sing and dance in the Congo Square. At this time, the genre was considered sin music and was looked down on, but as […]

Black Music

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Jazz

Thesis: I think that Traditional Jazz is more influential than Ragtime or Blues.  Jazz originated in New Orleans and began in 1917. Some can even argue that Jazz was birthed before then considering the Congo square. The Congo square gave slaves the opportunity to express themselves through music. This event took place every Sunday and […]

The Infinite Sounds of Jazz: 30s & 40s

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NAT KING COLE

Nat King Cole is a music legend who inspired many popular artists throughout the music industry, particularly in the jazz genre, with his deep soothing voice. Early Life: Nathaniel Adams Cole was born March 17, 1919, in Montgomery Alabama, the youngest of five. When was about four his family uprooted and moved to Chicago, where […]

All About Jazz

By Nelly Ruach Jazz is by far one of the most prominent and well respected forms of music to have ever been created. This form of music is heavily popular throughout the south with its origins tracing to New Orleans. With its transition from the blues and rag time, African Americans began the transition to […]

A Love Supreme: Acknowledgement

A Love Supreme: Acknowledgement A Love Supreme is a jazz album that was recorded in December 1964 and released the following month (January 1965) by John Coltrane. This is a 32 minute album consisting of four parts: Part I: Acknowledgment Part II: Resolution Part III: Pursuance Part IV: Psalm Analysis of Part I: Acknowledgement Part […]

The Man of Free Jazz: Ornette Coleman

The Man of Free Jazz: Ornette Coleman What is Free Jazz? Free jazz, developed in the late 1950s & early 1960s, is a subdivision of the traditional jazz that was established in New Orleans years before. Free jazz was created in an attempted to change or break down jazz norms. These musicians believed that the music before this […]

John Coltrane & His Evolution

John Coltrane is one of the most well known musicians in jazz. He was very versatile in his music while also being highly innovative. Playing the saxophone, Coltrane revolutionized jazz constantly in his career through bebop (hard bop), modal jazz, and free jazz. One of his albums titled, “A Love Supreme” is seen as one […]

Coltrane Jazz

John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. He went on to become one of the most famous jazz performers of the 50s and 60s. Early on, Coltrane got his start with music when his mother bought him a saxophone in his high school years. He later joined the Navy […]

Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz Previous Next Like many other genres, jazz was birthed from the African American community and in result, lead to the influence of other variations of the genre including free jazz, modal jazz, bebop and traditional  jazz. Free jazz is an approach to jazz that embodies the improvisation of instruments and sound to […]

Jazz Hands

Jazz And Black Intellectualism Jazz is a form of music created in the early 20th century that originated in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fusion of many cultures, French, African, Caribbean, Latin American, European, and the list goes on, led the intellectuals within the population to develop a culture of their own […]

Cecil Taylor the Piano Croner of Free Jazz

Cecil taylor was born on March 25, in 1929 in Corona, Queens, New York. He started playing the piano at a really young age and practiced at least six days out of the week. Once graduating from high school, he attended both New York’s college of Music and Boston’s New England Conservatory (NPR, 2018). Notoriety […]

Sonny Rollins

Background Sonny Rollins was born “Theodore Walter Rollins” on September 7, 1930 in New York City. As a child, he started as a pianist, but then switched to the alto saxophone to emulate Louis Jordan. But at the age of 16, he switched again to the tenor saxophone, inspired by his idol Coleman Hawkins.  After […]

The Unique Sounds of Thelonious Monk

Born Thelonious Sphere Monk Jr. to parents Barbara and Thelonious Monk Sr., Thelonious was born on October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. At the age of 4 his parents decided to move to New York City, where he grew up and started his career. Around the age of six Monk began teaching himself […]