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The Development of Jazz in the U.S.
This paper analyzes the development of jazz in the United States: Early influences, Ragtime, Blues, New Orleans Jazz, Big Band Jazz and Bebop, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbedke, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Mon
# 18637 | 2,025 words | 10 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 13, 2003 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History)


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"This paper will provide an analysis of the development of jazz in the United States. After a brief overview of the history of the art form, the paper will turn to an analysis of some of the major types of early jazz--ragtime, blues, New Orleans jazz, the Big Band, and Bebop. Finally, the paper will conclude with some of the personalities that made jazz such a vital and exciting art form: Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.
During the 1920s, while European classical music was being "turned upside down" by such composers as Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky, the United States was quietly, developing its own distinct and separate musical form with a decidedly unclassical name--jazz. At this point, jazz was not the product ... "

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