Show simple item record Moore, Robin 2013-05-02T14:18:43Z 2013-05-02T14:18:43Z 2011-10
dc.description.abstract Music scholars have long lamented the lack of historical data describing the emergence of early jazz repertoire in New Orleans. Not only do no recordings of the music exist prior to 1917, but few written sources from the turn of the twentieth century make any mention of the emergent musical style. As a result, many studies describe jazz as the invention of a few almost mythical figures in isolation, with little reference to earlier performance practice. This paper uses an analysis of the earliest recordings of the Cuban danzón, dating from 1905, as a window into the formative years of jazz. The danzón is especially significant as the first African-American music ever recorded, and a style known to have been performed in New Orleans beginning in the late 1880s. Analysis suggests (1) that many parallels in form, rhythm, and style exist between the danzón and dixieland repertoire, and (2) that instrumentation associated with the final “hot” (partially improvised) sections of the danzón bear striking similarities to the clarinet-trumpet-trombone frontline of dixieland. The danzón may well have contributed directly to the development of jazz; danzón style ties jazz to broader regional developments, and underscores the fact that the histories of Latin American music and music in the United States are fundamentally intertwined. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en_US
dc.subject Cultural en_US
dc.subject Conferencia en_US
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en_US
dc.subject Interactions en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Musical en_US
dc.subject Música en_US
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en_US
dc.subject 50th anniversary en_US
dc.subject Danzón en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject Jazz en_US
dc.subject New Orleans en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.title The Danzón and Caribbean Musical Influences on Early Jazz [abstract only] en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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