Duke Ellington - the 1940's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 440:

Bop was regarded by many people as a revolution against the values of the previous [Jazz] era. At first hearing, it sounded very difficult and complicated. Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the trumpet player, seemed to be playing many notes very fast, and the drummer and pianist accompanying them were no longer content with providing a steady, regular beat. Because of the speed of execution, the old tonal values were sacrificed (it was no longer possible to play with the former expressive vibrato), and the new music had a shrill, cooler sound. Soon it was fashionable to play "cool" rather than …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 440. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430228463714 accessed: 18 June, 2024


Duke Ellington
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Bebop performed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:41:04 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:10:26 +0100