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Painting type:
Pencil drawing

75cm x 100cm

Unframed painting!



Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African-American communities in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its roots being blues and rag era. Since the 1920s of the Jazz Age, it has been known as the dominant form of voice music in traditional and popular music, linked to the common ties of African-American and European and American music parents. the genre is characterized by swaying with blue notes, strange ukulele, calls and voice answering, polyrhythms and improvisation. Is based on the expression of West African culture and music, as well as African and American musical traditions.

As jazz spread throughout the world, it exhibited national, regional, and local musical cultures, which introduced a variety of styles. New Orleans originated in the early 1910s, incorporating pre-bronze-band marches, French quadrilles, biguine, ragtime and blues with a combined polyphonic combination. In the 1930s, large bands joining dance, Kansas City, heavy style, bluesy, improvisational style and Gypsy jazz (a style emphasizing musette waltzes) were prominent styles. Bebop emerged in the 1940s, moving the genrefrom popular dance music to the most challenging “artist” music that was played in fast-paced tempos and used in music-based developments. “Cool” style was developed in the late 1940s, introducing quiet, smooth sounds and long, straight lines of music.

The mid-1950s saw the emergence of a dynamic complexity, introducing influences from rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues, especially the playing of saxophone and piano. Modal jazz was developed in the late 1950’s, using a mode, or scale of music, as a basis for music construction and renovation, as did free jazz, which explores play without regular rhythms, beats and official buildings. The mix of jazz-rock emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining the development of jazz with the rhythms of rock music, electric instruments, and a highly enhanced stage sound. In the early 1980’s, a commercial fusion system called smooth jazz flourished, gaining significant radioplay. Other styles and genres abounded in the 2000s, such as Latin and Afro-Cuban.