jazz music

Jazz (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When I say ‘film noir jazz’ what do you think? A slow, moody kind of jazz, usually with a trumpet solo? I thought you’d say that. Truth is, jazz had basically nothing to do with…

Zest (Jazz Age Jazz Series) The soul of jazz was the soul of the Roaring Twenties: free of expression, hunger for life

Zest (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

In psychology, zest and vitality are combination of the physical sense and the psychological sense of feeling well. Zest is about exhibiting enthusiasm and feeling energised. In the 1920s, this was exactly what jazz was…

Tempo (Jazz Age Jazz Series) The rhythm of jazz was different from anything that came before it. In the 1920s, a part of critics believed that rhtythm destroyed people's inhibitions

Tempo (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

Early jazz was strongly connected to sensuality. Its fast tempo, its syncopation, brought it a lot of trouble, because in many respects, that rhythm was associated with sensuality. At the very beginning, jazzmen would perform…

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