Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Post 26- Jazz and the soul
Jazz is one thing you can not replace. Jazz has been our culture for more than 100 years. Even before Louis made jazz popular there were some people that did compose jazz or at least have it in there soul before Louis Armstrong. But if it hadn't been for Louis all other music genres to come wouldn't have been made. Jazz wouldn't have been so big if it hadn't been for him.Today I was having trouble deciding what to write so I was looking at all the famous people that have died on May 30th and just on this day alone three jazz players died.Then I looked up a list of all the famous jazz musicians,composers , etc. And I found so many jazz players that it wasn't even funny. Yeah there are plenty of musicians and singers out there but, jazz was the first big thing to Americans and to African Americans in America. And now we have rap thanks to jazz. We have disco thanks to jazz. We have so many other great people like Michael Jackson and The Temptations thanks to Jazz.We have so many talented jazz musicians,singers,composers and everything else that it is awesome. So,today my quotes are going to be from famous jazz musicians and these quotes are going to come from just some of the many jazz players that have inspired and influenced me a lot such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong,Scott Joplin ,Dizzy Gillespie,Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.