Jazz music has evolved to the point where basic signature of the style has minimized into an influential element. For instance, the Jazz music of the 80’s electronica music of IDM which stand for Intelligent Dance Music where such artists like Bjourk is famous for. The drum and bass is another form of electronica that does not make use of the typical improvisation that is one of the key elements of Jazz music. In fact, this is not thought of as Jazz music in any way, but a style which was influenced by Jazz music.
Musicians of the electronica age were St. Germain, Jazzanova, Portishead, Apex Twin and more who made use of live Jazz music to beats. The Cinematic Orchestra and Julien Lourau from Europe’s France were really successful with this style of music. However, those musicians who master keeping the traditional Jazz music coupled with new elements are the most loyal to the style from which it came. In the millennium, Jazz elements became a part of the American Pop scene with the artist Norah Jones, and Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse.
You will find skeptics who don’t believe the music should be called Jazz. Nevertheless, Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics album made use of Jazz brass instruments with urban beats. Jazz music based on the National Public Radio filed a report proclaiming that the music is getting more popular with the public regarding the interest of the buyers of jazz music.
Rhythm and Blues music is a product of Jazz music which describes funk and soul. The musicians who successfully made their mark with this sound of jazz, boogie-woogie gospel, bebop and blues reinvented R&B into contemporary styles. Artist such as Robert Palmers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Keith Sweat, Mariah Carey, En Vogue, Guy, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Levert, Teddy Riley, Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Lauren Hill, Brian McKnight, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are some of the many people who have made this music popular. Later on, Pop artist like Pink, Britney Spears and Gwen Stephani used R&B musical elements in their songs. The wheel of the evolvement of Jazz music keeps turning into new styles, yet turns back at different times toward the root where it began.
Those who were in support of the traditional Jazz music dreaded that the essence of Jazz music would be lost among all the new innovations. Free thinking in the world of Jazz caused a division between the modernist and traditionalist. The world of Jazz music has changed to the point where Jazz once the leader become an element included in today’s works of art. Nonetheless, nothing in the traditional Jazz music has changed, but the radios have extended their repertoire to include all of the styles of music with jazz elements.
The variety of Jazz music is found in the Jazz fests who played music with African elements which did not sound like Jazz music. One thing we all ought to watch out for is the musical elements in Jazz that stand out such as the complex rhythm, and the chromatic chordal harmony or chord progressions typical for the Jazz Music.
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