Jazz Kitchen


Bands normally containing between eleven and 20 musicians would play music that mixed ensemble passages, often riff-based mostly, with solo sections to entertain giant audiences of dancers. Trumpeter Louis Armstrong was jazz’s first main soloist, and his recordings together with his Hot Five and Hot Seven are a number of the most necessary of the 20th Century. Bix Beiderbecke performed in a lighter, ‘sweeter’ method than the more operatic Armstrong, with Bix’s trumpet typically accompanied by the saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer.

An an inside joke in the jazz & blues circles goes, “A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in entrance of 1000’s of people, and a jazz guitarist plays 1000’s of chords in front of three people.” Outstanding blues singers have been Bessie Smith and, later, Billie Holiday. Since the 1930s jazz has exercised large influence on entertainment typically and has become an integral a part of the inventive landscape in … Read More