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History of Jazz by Mind Map: History of Jazz
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History of Jazz

Roots of Jazz


African American derived music that envolved hymns, work songs and field hollers.


Began as dance music in Red-light districts.

Brass Bands (Late 1800's to Early 1900's)

Fusion of Eurpean styled military band music and African folk music.

Major Style Periods

Early Jazz

New Orleans Style (1900-1917), Characteristics and Artists, characteristics, Improv, Tuba, Banjo, Based on a March or Church melody, Breaks, Brass Instruments, Artists:, Jelly Roll Morton, Joseph "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Recordings,, Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little Dream

Chicago (began early 1920's), Characteristics and Artists, characteristics, Polyphony, Guitar/String Bass, Artists, Earl Hines, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bichet, Recordings,, Earl Hines - Dream of You

Swing (1935-1945)

Characteristics and Artists, characteristics, Less Improv, Emphasison Showmanship, Arrangements ( Tutti, Soli, Shout Chours, Riffs), Sections ( Saxphones, Brass, Rythym), Artists, Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Coleman Hawkins


Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing

Bebop (began early 1940's)

Characteristics And Artists, characteristics, Small Ensembles, Complex anglular melodies played in unison, Faster Tempos than Swing, HarmonicComplexities, Fast Beat, Artists, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk


Charlie Parker - Groovin High