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How has Ragtime music changed since the 1880s?

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October 08, 2010 12:36AM

Once ragtime was fused with slave music and blues forms, jazz started to sprout up. First came the big bands (Duke Ellington, Count Basie). These were for dancing to. Then came be-bop. This was "musician's music" (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk)