The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History

The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History by Daniel Hardie

Title: The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History
Author: Daniel Hardie
ISBN10: 0595307396
ISBN13: 978-0595307395
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (February 5, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: Music
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Pages: 270 pages
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The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History by Daniel Hardie


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In 1917, the members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recordings and announced that they had invented this new music. However, since the appearance of Buddy Bolden's band in 1897, jazz had regularly been performed in New Orleans dance halls. But did it just appear at that time? Did it descend from the music of jungle drums played in New Orleans' Congo Square, or was the backwoods country reel its actual ancestor? Was it invented by Creole dance band musicians, by Buddy Bolden, or by white street players?

In The Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and the Early History of Jazz, Daniel Hardie told the story of Buddy Bolden's music, and in Exploring Early Jazz: The Origins and Evolution of the New Orleans Style he described the beginnings of the new music and its development in the thirty years before the first jazz recordings.

In The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family Historyhe investigates and describes the musical families introduced to America's English, French and Spanish colonies and their descendants, to uncover the connections between them, the musical sources from which the characteristics of Early Jazz were derived, and their influence on American popular music.