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

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Miles Davis The Jazz Trendsetter: Creation of Modal Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} THE MODAL FRAMEWORK The urge to move away from the familiar sounds of bebop led  Miles Davis to develop new approaches to the movement of jazz. In 1955, Davis assembled […]

The Infinite Sounds of Jazz: 30s & 40s

/*! elementor – v3.6.5 – 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Jazz is an upbeat, melodic genre of music that embodies characteristics seen in genres like Blues, Ragtime, African classical, and Eurocentric music, Making it the first genre to properly represent the cross-culture of music while accrediting the black roots within Jazz. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Miles Davis: The Transition

Transitioning In The Beginning… Born in Illinois on May 26 1926 to the second wealthiest man in the state. His somewhat privileged background didn’t mean his life would be any easier. Growing up he often witnessed the emotional and verbal abuse both his parents displayed toward one another. Davis  absorbed all of it, the anger […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modal Jazz

MODAL JAZZ Lauryn Hoard, Leah Wardlaw, Vashti Jones Origin and elements of modal jazz Modal Jazz originated in the 1950s, specifically between the Montogomery Bus Boycott (1956) and the Civil Rights Act (1964). It is defined as either a music that is based on one or two chords or a music that is based on […]