The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...
The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn't necessarily have to...

The Different Styles of Jazz

The Different Styles of Jazz

Jazz, being of the African musical heritage, was looked upon with partial despise that later turned out into immense love all across the globe, especially in the American culture. Many of the influential songs that people listen to today are the classic jazz pieces...

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The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn't necessarily have to...

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

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Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

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The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn't necessarily have to...

The Different Styles of Jazz

The Different Styles of Jazz

Jazz, being of the African musical heritage, was looked upon with partial despise that later turned out into immense love all across the globe, especially in the American culture. Many of the influential songs that people listen to today are the classic jazz pieces...

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Music production is an art that not many people can excel at, but skills can always be developed to learn more about the working of the field. However, mostly none of it affects the listeners because they are there only for the feel of it. With hundreds of releases...

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Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

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The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

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The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn't necessarily have to...

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

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The Different Styles of Jazz

The Different Styles of Jazz

Jazz, being of the African musical heritage, was looked upon with partial despise that later turned out into immense love all across the globe, especially in the American culture. Many of the influential songs that people listen to today are the classic jazz pieces...

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Music production is an art that not many people can excel at, but skills can always be developed to learn more about the working of the field. However, mostly none of it affects the listeners because they are there only for the feel of it. With hundreds of releases...

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Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn't necessarily have to...

The Different Styles of Jazz

The Different Styles of Jazz

Jazz, being of the African musical heritage, was looked upon with partial despise that later turned out into immense love all across the globe, especially in the American culture. Many of the influential songs that people listen to today are the classic jazz pieces...

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Music production is an art that not many people can excel at, but skills can always be developed to learn more about the working of the field. However, mostly none of it affects the listeners because they are there only for the feel of it. With hundreds of releases...

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Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have...

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more...

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Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Health Benefits of Listening to Jazz Music

Songs set the spirit of all major events, and nothing would have the same grandeur without the music and rhythm. Life has its way of dealing with challenges, and music is one channel through which everyone can silently vent out to suck in joy. Multiple genres have been introduced over the years, but not all of them have fared much in the industry. While some have passed on over the years to age well and pervade through different cultures across the globe, a few others have been stunted for a long time. Many of them are also on the verge of oblivion.

We may not be artists but are surely lovers of music; so, it is our duty to create a space for all genres to co-exist. Jazz is one genre that has had a volatile record in the industry with occasional fading and sudden comebacks. However, people have started accepting the genre’s quality to improve their taste in music. Jazz needs to remain as strong as it was in the past, not only because it needs sustenance, but it could also highly impact multiple generations. Let us look at some of the health benefits of listening to jazz music.

1.      Impact on Mind

Listening to upbeat jazz music will help you concentrate on your work, and it can also motivate you to strive harder. It could also do just the opposite by helping you relax after a long day of hectic work. The types of brain waves produced while listening to the music are stimulating and can inspire new insights. Make sure to listen to tracks around 60BPM when you want to relieve yourself from stress. People listening to this form of music for continuous hours showed better results by having a sound sleep in just a week’s time. “Cavatina,” “Steppin,” “Adoracao,” “Blue in Green,” “Almost Blue,” and “Blue Train” are the tracks that can help you out of depression and provide you with undisturbed slumber.

Impact on the Body

2.      Impact on the Body

The relaxing effect of jazz music has proven to have a massive impact on the health problems developing in people these days. Lively tracks can lower your heart and respiratory rate to keep you healthy. It has aided in multiple stroke recovery and pain relief cases. The verbal memory of stroke survivors increased by 60% in less than three months by listening to jazz music. Focused attention was also being checked, and it showed an increase of 17% in the same time period. Music listeners also experienced a 21% decrease in searing pain in the body. By listening to some popular tracks, you can develop better health without having medication. Blood pressure is reduced when you keep feeding yourself with jazz music, and blood vessels expanded up to 30%. All cardio-related deaths and diseases saw a dip in the jazz-loving community. Immunoglobulin also gets stimulated with the music, even when played for just 30 minutes or so. It could also last for another 30 minutes after stopping the music.

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The 5 Subgenres of Jazz Music

The top five genres of jazz today are Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Bebop, and Free Jazz. We can trace the history of jazz music back to the first African American Musicianship in the south side. It grew in communities with no one person creating it. Today jazz is way more complex and vibrant than it was when it became mainstream. The artists have improvised every instrument in jazz to create a free sense of rhythmic phrasing. The jazz that we listen to today is filled with improvisations, while the earlier artists used to focus on the written melodies only. It has given rise to new artists, experimenting with jazz, and giving it a new identity in the modern age music.

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

3 Jazz Movies That You Must Watch

Inspiration can be in different forms, even in the amorphous ways that you least expect. Calmness can also be created similarly without any solid product or scenery if you have the right people around you. When referring to the others, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your relatives or friends; it could also be artists and sportsmen. Movies have always been one of the largest sources of inspiration for people, and it continues to be the same for every generation. It is the moving images on the screen that evoke emotions in the viewers, leading to more relaxation and happiness.

Creators, including Clint Eastwood and Damien Chazelle, have forayed into the world of jazz to inspire and promote the genre for sustenance. While Damien brought the theme in La La Land as an attempt to remind the audience of the brilliance of the music. He took a different approach to the same genre in Whiplash. Several such filmmakers have tried their best to project their understanding of jazz on the big screen. Let us look at some of the jazz movies that are a must-watch.

1.      Bird

The love for jazz is always evident in Clint Eastwood movies, and Bird is just another entry into his portfolio. He uses jazz even in Play Misty for Me to invigorate the whole room with the spirit of the genre. The movie had received rave reviews upon its release and went on to bag the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. ‘Bird’ is based on the real-life legend named Charlie Parker, who was an articulate artist who fell into the pit of self-destruction. Charles died at the young age of 34, but Eastwood helped in resurrecting the artist through his film.

2.      Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle was the perfect casting option for the raspy voice of Miles Davis. He also co-wrote and directed the movie to display the life of the jazz trumpeter Davis, an erratic artist of the 1950s. In the midst of the seventies, Davis had been uncontrollably addicted to pain killers. However, the struggle ended when music journalist Ewan MacGregor decided to revamp the artist by retrieving his recordings. Since Miles Davis had taken multiple liberties in jazz, purists might object to his creations.

Born to Blue

3.      Born to Blue

The talented musician Chet Baker, with his little-boy voice and great looks, garnered fans in a short time. But he also had the tendencies to be trapped in addiction to the extent of self-sabotage. Robert Budreau starts the movie with meta-references that connect to Baker’s career as a trumpeter. Ethan Hawke performs spectacularly in the movie to bring back the legend to life by teetering between sanity and the phase of humiliation and addiction. The way the facts and fiction make a perfect blend in this less banal movie, with the stellar performances, make this a must-watch for every jazz fan.

The Different Styles of Jazz

The Different Styles of Jazz

Jazz, being of the African musical heritage, was looked upon with partial despise that later turned out into immense love all across the globe, especially in the American culture. Many of the influential songs that people listen to today are the classic jazz pieces that have aged for the best. Although the genre has been accepted and appreciated widely, not many listeners know of its various types. Jazz has come a long way by growing and falling over the decades. Let us look at the evolution and birth of the various styles of jazz.

Early Jazz

It was in the late 1800s that the earliest form of jazz was created and was then known as “ragtime.” The instruments in the bands of that time were trombone, violin, cornet, drums, clarinet, wind instruments, and double bass. Audiences began falling in love with the syncopated notes and rhythms by the start of the new century.

Swing

This is the style of jazz where forward propulsion characterizes every note in the music created. Although it emerged in the 1920s, it was only after 1930 that it became popular after it resurfaced. Swing, also called “Big Band,” is typically performed by a group of 10-15 pieces, but it need not necessarily be such a large ensemble always.

Bebop

Bebop

Bebop had a few similarities with Swing but had its distinct space by being more of an art form rather than commercializing the genre with dance music. Soloist improvisation to add nuances to the harmonic structure of the melodies was the whole intention behind creating Bebop tunes.

Hard Bop

Hard Bop came to light in the 1950s as the highly sophisticated version of jazz, where the blue-like melodies and soft drumming with emphatic gospel-like emotion created magic within a few minutes.

Post-Bop/Non-Free

This is one of the most unidentifiable styles of jazz that got modernized with time to be the upgraded version of Bop. Post-Bop became popular in 1958 and sustained until 1973.

Cool

Cool jazz is a subdued jazz style that became prevalent in the 1940s until 1964. It is one of the understated jazz styles that are both emotionally cool and mentally uplifting. As compared to other styles of jazz such as Swing and Bop, the harmonies and tones of cool were smoothed to be more appealing to the listeners of soft music.

 

Free

This is the style of jazz that is played without any arrangement or chord progressions, making it one of the best subgenres that have not been derived from Bebop. It emerged in the 1950s and was popular till the 1980s.

Fusion

Rock, funk, and soul are three modes of music that were combined with jazz to make the fusion style jazz. Unlike any other previous styles, fusion had an excited state of energy to be named as one of the most innovative jazz styles of all time. However, the cross-over was not accepted by the jazz purists.

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Top 4 Jazz Albums Every Fan Must Listen to

Music production is an art that not many people can excel at, but skills can always be developed to learn more about the working of the field. However, mostly none of it affects the listeners because they are there only for the feel of it. With hundreds of releases every year, making a list of the best can be quite hard. When you are searching for a compilation of the best songs in a specific genre, there are a lot of factors that you may look for. The artist’s reputation, the relevance of the song, and the appeal of the tunes are what you will consider when choosing a track. It is after you start listening that the lyrics get noticed. All these aspects, when considered collectively, can be used to create a list of the best tracks in a year. Jazz is one music genre that has a lot more potential than it has already exhibited. If you are a fan of jazz, here is a list of the best albums you must listen to.

1.      Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

This transcendent album by Miles Davis has stood the test of time and passed with flying colors to be a masterpiece everyone remembers with awe. It has been more than six decades since the release of the album led by Miles, with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane as saxophonists and Bill Evans as the pianist. A new musical language was created with this influential album, which turned out to be the best-selling album of all time. ‘So What’ is the key song of Kind of Blue.

John Coltrane

2.      John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

Metaphysical concerns were addressed in this album by bringing in the four-part hymn to God. A Love Supreme features John Coltrane’s musical brilliance, pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. The emotional intensity of the music makes it almost overwhelming. But you will always be filled with bliss to the end of the album. Every note that leads to the final chord makes for a perfect piece for the low moods.

3.      Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out

Dave Brubeck proved his point of jazz not needing wild tunes to be innovative, and it was the first time that an album of this genre took an unconventional turn into a massive success. The album went on to become the biggest hit in 1959 by selling over a million copies, and it is still one of the best in jazz.

Charles Mingus

4.      Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus was a composer and bass player, mostly known for his temper. He created a unique style in jazz with his creations that grazed through plaintive blues and gospel cadences. Mingus Ah Um was one of his biggest hits that had a political edge, which was inspired later on by many other artists and listeners to further revolutionize the space of music and politics.