POPULAR JAZZ MUSIC
Jazz Musics Roots
Music is termed to be the food for soul! A companion for everyone, everywhere whatever the mood or time. Improvisation is constantly taking place in this industry also. Among the various branches of music Jazz is the one of the most difficult one to be defined in absolute manner.
Jazz music was found in the 20th century in US. This is a loud form of music which generally comprises of clashing rhythms engulfed with a striking beat which is synced with a swinging motion. The lyrics are interconnected to each other with every phrase calling and responding to the next one, thus making it a complete package of emotions and poetry.
Jazz is found in every genre of music; be it classical, spiritual, modern, folk, and contemporary or a background score. Guitars, keyboards, drum and bass are the main instruments used in the formation of this kind of music.
As jazz spread throughout the world each region and culture added their style and individuality in order to adopt it. Jazz is considered to be one of the most complex and creative form of music. It is claimed that only a true artist and someone with a deep knowledge of music can create master pieces of jazz.
Some jazz music is evergreen and still considered to be one of the most listened and enjoyed songs. The rest of the text covers some such songs which should definitely be on your song list if you crave for some soulful jazz.
Billie Holiday is a name of fame in the world of jazz music. A singer whose art was way before time; years after her death her work have now acclaimed the spot they were made for. Her song ‘Strange Fruit’ is a listener’s delight. It was made on a bold topic in 1939. Other highly acclaimed titles by the singer include; ‘God bless the child’, ‘Autumn in New York’, ‘Fine and Mellow’ and ‘Good morning Heartache’
Johnny Hartman’s ‘Lush Life’ is another must listen song. Hartman had a voice which could flux in any form of music though he gained popularly through this duet yet in the beginning of his career he sang romantic ballets which were also well received.
Ella Fitzgerald has been an inspiration for many aspiring singers. She was someone with a rare voice, immense sense of music and the queen of improvisation. She added essence to words through her voice. Her entire collection is worth a listen but titles ‘How high the moon, “Mack the knife”, ‘summertime’, “A tisket a tasket’ and ‘bewitched, bothered and bewildered’ are among the best jazz numbers till date.
Other famous titles which are a part of the most listened and liked jazz numbers include: ‘At last by Etta James’, ‘Misty, and Lullaby of Birdland by Sarah Vaughan’, ‘Nina Simone’s Feelin’ Good and my baby just cares for me’, ‘Black and Blue, you go to my head and what a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong’.
Jazz is an interesting form of music which attracts many; so charge up your song lists and enjoy listening to these soulful numbers!