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Jazz music

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Jazz is an American musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style's West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, call-and-response, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note of ragtime.

From its early development until the present, jazz has also incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music, which is based on European music traditions. The word jazz began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain derivation and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915; for the origin and histor.

Jazz has, from its early 20th century inception, spawned a variety of subgenres, from New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin-jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz-rock fusion from the 1970s and later developments such as acid jazz.
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yuki ga kuru kontorabasu ni kimi wa nare

it is going go snow -
please, dear,
become a contrabass

On a cold evening, when both are home alone, snow is expected, but there is a gentle mood in the room, maybe listening to some Jazz music.

. Tsubouchi Nenten 坪内稔典 .

Things found on the way


On Tuesday, June 17, I found myself in the heart of upscale consumerism, at the corner of 57th St. and Park Ave. in Manhattan.

Within a block there are these stores:

Mont Blanc

I normally don't shop at these stores, although my wife does have a Coach bag.

The reason I was there was to attend a jazz performance, hosted by Oris (watchmaker) and WBGO, the best jazz radio station in America, if not the world.

The performance took place behind the Tourneau (watches) store, in a glass-enclosed atrium, almost the size of a plaza. As usual for events like this in New York City, especially if they are free, the several hundred chairs that had been set up were filled, and there was a standing-room crowd as well.

I heard a performance by the Eric Reed Quartet, consisting of a piano, string bass, drums, and tenor sax. They played be-bop- influenced now-classic jazz.

The multi-ethnic crowd of listeners were from all walks of life.
There were the well-dressed and the casually-dressed. I was sitting next to an elderly African-American lady.

summer jazz
an old woman keeps good time
tapping her cane

© Larry Bole
Happy Haiku Forum


Renku ~ Jazz-ku: a 36 verse sequence

didup, radul oon
bulbuldaki ghonki gak
dipdip digdah do

thunkadiddy flabungus
feedle floof gaboosh kadon

Read them all HERE
© Simply Haiku 2005, Vol 3


midnight jazz
brubeck keeps time with
summer rain

While working an overnight shift for a local fire department last night, I found myself writing run reports in front of an open window, listening to 1940's jazz and driving my country-ass partner nuts.

bird parker
cool jazz on a hot
summer night

© bob
Happy Haiku Forum, June 2008


tabi oete yori B-men no natsuyasumi

now the trip is over--
my summer holidays
start their B-side

Tr. Makoto Ueda

Mayuzumi Madoka
from her first collection, "B-men no natsu"
(Summer on the B-side)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I already knew that jazz is influenced by African culture and I think this makes it even more interesting .