It remains to be a well-liked music to play and hear due to the different types. About 1900 the cakewalk, popularized by way of stage exhibits, turned a craze in European and American ballrooms. In its wake appeared other social dances such as the Charleston (1920s), the jitterbug (Thirties and ’40s), the twist (Nineteen Sixties), and disco dancing (Seventies).
Hard bop was developed in the mid-Fifties, coalescing in 1953 and 1954; it developed partly in response to the vogue for cool jazz within the early Fifties and paralleled the rise of rhythm and blues. Miles Davis’ 1954 efficiency of “Walkin'” on the first Newport Jazz Festival introduced the type to the jazz world. The quintet Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, led by Blakey and that includes pianist Horace Silver and trumpeter Clifford Brown, had been leaders within the hard bop motion with Davis.
African-American music started incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythmic … Read More