Jazz- The Reflection Of A Soul
The world of Jazz is a mysterious one indeed. A genre for the true lover of art, Jazz is one of the most influential genres of all time. It involves technique and skill, along with the soul poured down into every note.
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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in the African-American community during the late 19th and early 20th century. Jazz makes heavy use of improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note as well as aspects of European harmony, American popular music, the brass band tradition, and African musical elements such as blue notes and ragtime.
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Some of the notable jazz artists are Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. To them, jazz hasn’t been just music, it’s been the mathematics and sciences of their life. Jazz is known to be one of the most influential genres of all time. Bringing people together since the time of slavery, Jazz has evolved over time. Existing for more than a hundred years, Jazz transformed from one to another, improvising and developing a whole new level of technique and soul.
Jazz music holds the key to feeling what a musician wants to say. It portrays a musician the way he/she is. Improvisation is the key. Like all genres, Jazz has many forms too. Bop, Jazz Rock, Swing, Blues, etc.
Portishead, an English band from Bristol, England, Combines the deep and soulful tone of Jazz with elements of an experimental electronic tone to give a whole new dimension to the genre. Songs like ‘Roads’ and ‘Only You’ by the band express aptly what modern jazz is all about.
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Over the years, many artists have made their contributions to the genre, keeping the crowd and audience who appreciate the slow sway of the genre, happy. Best enjoyed with a glass of scotch and a cigar, Jazz has always managed to bring about a smile on our faces after a long and tiring day.