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Asked in African-American History, Jazz Music
Did African Americans invent Jazz?
Generally speaking, yes. Although it is unsure as to exactly "who" invented jazz, all early progressions of jazz are easily traced back to African American communities. Nearly all later innovations on jazz styles, such as bebop and cool jazz, can be traced back to African American jazz legends. (Coleman Hawkins started bebop, and Miles Davis started cool jazz) ...
Asked in Jazz Music
Can you explain the difference between cool jazz and bebop?
Audio: "The reason we call it cool jazz was because this was a reaction to be-bop. Be-bop was a very energetic and a very exciting music and the idea was to knock people over with the music but this sort of brought everything down. Cool brought everything down to the unaccompanied phase." I found this audio online. Cool jazz was a break-off from be-bop. Cool jazz is more mellow and usually only one main (or a couple) instrument. Look up on youtube...
Asked in Jazz Music, Brass Instruments
When were brass instruments first used in Jazz?
Brass instruments were common in styles of music leading up to jazz, such as ragtime, blues, bebop, and second-line. The first use of "jass" to describe a style of music was in 1914; it morphed into "jazz" between 1916 and 1918. ...
Asked in Flute
What is the difference between a regular flute and a jazz flute?
There is no difference in the actual instrument, it's just the style of music that is played. A jazz flute is in a jazz band, and plays jazz music. Jazz parts for flutes are very rare though. ...