For some African Americans, jazz has drawn attention to African-American contributions to culture and historical past. For others, jazz is a reminder of “an oppressive and racist society and restrictions on their artistic visions”.
Papa Jack Laine, who ran the Reliance band in New Orleans within the 1910s, was referred to as “the father of white jazz”. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, whose members were white, had been the first jazz group to document, and Bix Beiderbecke was one of the most prominent jazz soloists of the Nineteen Twenties.
- Traditional jazz fanatics have dismissed bebop, free jazz, and jazz fusion as forms of debasement and betrayal.
- According to Bruce Johnson, there has at all times been a “tension between jazz as a business music and an artwork kind”.
- By avoiding the creation of norms, jazz allows avant-garde kinds to emerge.
The Baltimore rag type of Eubie Blake influenced James P. … Read More