"Jazz Anecdotes" Book Review by Top Papers

"Jazz Anecdotes"
A look at Bill Crow's "Jazz Anecdotes".
# 139168 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz)


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The paper looks at how Bill Crow traces jazz from what is considered to be its African roots to the speak-easies in Harlem to the recording studios of Motown. The paper explains that the origin of the word jazz is traced back to the names of musicians who were finding and playing their own sound in an era where erotica in music was found in cities like New Orleans and San Francisco. The paper describes how the term jazz became the label for a genre in music that has influenced all music that has come after it (Crow 19-22).

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"Bill Crow traces jazz from what is considered to be its African roots to the speak-easies in Harlem to the recording studios of Motown. The origin of the word jazz is traced back to the names of musicians who were finding and playing their own sound in an era where erotica in music was found in cities like New Orleans and San Francisco. In 1916 the phrase "Jass it up, boys!" changed the face of music forever. The term "Jass" came from the Chicago underworld and was thought to be an obscene word or as we would call it today a four-letter word. It wasn't long before the term jazz became the label for a genre in music that has influenced all music that..."

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