History of Jazz
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What are qualities of New Orleans jazz?
- largely polyphonic
- occasional homophonic passages
- front line instrumentation (cornet, clarinet, trombone)
- rhythm section: string bass/tuba. acoustic guitar, piano, drums
- cornet/trumpet player
- no recordings, but known for playing loud
- mostly performed in dance halls
Joe "King" Oliver
- created King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
- recruited mostly New Orleans musicians who had migrated north
- clarinet, soprano sax
- named first great soloist in jazz history
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