British jazz began with a tour by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1919. In 1926, Fred Elizalde and His Cambridge Undergraduates started broadcasting on the BBC. Thereafter jazz became an necessary element in many leading dance orchestras, and jazz instrumentalists became numerous. After Whiteman’s band efficiently toured Europe, huge hot jazz orchestras in theater pits caught on with other whites, together with Fred Waring, Jean Goldkette, and Nathaniel Shilkret. According to Mario Dunkel, Whiteman’s success was primarily based on a “rhetoric of domestication” according to which he had elevated and rendered valuable (learn “white”) a previously inchoate (read “black”) type of music.
Gillespie’s collaboration with Pozo brought particular African-primarily based rhythms into bebop. While pushing the boundaries of harmonic improvisation, cu-bop also drew from African rhythm. Jazz preparations with a Latin A section and a swung B section, with all choruses swung throughout solos, became frequent apply with many … Read More