UOF MUH4016 Chapter 7 Quiz
1. ______________________ influence is pervasive to this day; its melodies, rhythms, harmonies and repertoire are still studied by jazz musicians and are intertwined in the very fabric of nearly all modern jazz.
Rock and Roll
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2. The most celebrated early bebop sessions took place at ___________________.
A. Miltons Playhouse
B. Smalls Paradise
C. The Savoy
D. The Village Vanguard
Answer: Miltons Playhouse
3. BIRDLAND, the Jazz Corner of the World opened at the corner of 53rd and Broadway. Never before had a club been named after a jazz musician, living or dead. It was an unmistakable sign of Charlie Parkers status as a living legend.
4. Birth of the Jazz Big Band: One result of the growth of the jazz band was an increased emphasis on written____________
5. Duke Ellington is often called the greatest jazz composer, if not the greatest American composer. His arrangements were groundbreaking in their use of complex harmonies, instrumental voicings, and utilizing the unique talents of his musicians.
6. Since the 1890’s midtown New York brimmed with publishing companies where composers and lyricists came to work and cranked out America’s popular songs. The name __________ was originally used to describe the sound of the many pianos plinking out melodies along 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenues in the early years of the 20th century. Eventually it came to be a catchall phrase to describe the entire publishing industry based in New York.
Answer: Tin Pan Alley
7. ___________ pursued a different path with his bands than band leaders like Paul Whiteman. He was infatuated with hot soloists and set about to acquire the best soloist. Nearly every great black jazz musician of the era was to pass through his band including Coleman Hawkins, the “father” of the tenor saxophone who played with the band from 1924 to 1934. He also lured Louis Armstrong to New York to be his featured trumpet soloist.
Answer: Fletcher Henderson
8. the backbone of the Kansas City style was the ___________, a convenient format that could spontaneously be melded into many different styles and tempos
Answer: 12 bar blues
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