Jazz was thought to have come from African tribal music that evolved by the performers using foreign instruments instead of the commonly used ones. Jazz hit the mains stream in the 1920s and stayed there until the 60s.
New Orleans is a city in Louisiana that had a very large African American population for at least 100 years until the city received new Irish and Italian …show more content…
Mississippi rag is a piano piece we can link to ragtime, a variation on jazz which appeared in the very early 1900s. Mississippi rag was published by a white man named William Krell, however the first ragtime piano piece to be published by an African American was Harlem rag, composed by Tom Turpin. Many other popular ragtime pieces followed, but hardly any by an African American. Ragtime opened the door for jazz to become noticed by some composers and then started the popularity of jazz in the main stream.
Jazz started to become more known in the 1920s but was being shot down by the older generation. Many saw jazz a threatening and it wasn't just mums and dads, it was even the media, claiming that jazz caused the death of a composer when he in actuality died of a heart attack. Never the less jazz still seemed to be popular. …show more content…
Bebop wasn't initially accepted in the main stream or as a variation of jazz until the 50s. Bebop was a form of jazz that many musicians could pick up and encouraged them to try new and interesting things with the music.
Cool jazz started in the early 50s replacing the interest in bebop. Cool jazz was close to the blues but even though keeping a slow pace it didn't convey a sad feeling, more a cool and smooth one, therefore giving the simple name cool jazz. Cool jazz was what the majority of jazz musicians were in to in the early 50s.
Cool jazz become very popular in the main stream and thus recordings of the music were made, it also became very popular in Europe.
Latin jazz came about in the 60s and took more tribal sounds and incorporated them in regular jazz and bebop. Latin jazz became rather popular in the 60s so much so that many popular jazz musicians made recordings of Latin jazz.
Latin jazz took European instruments such as the violin and mixed it with tribal instruments creating a truly unique sound that proved to be popular at the time amongst many jazz