Project #58319 - history of jazz

Before you can begin the discussion, you’ll need to watch the documentary at the link below.  This is from the Ken Burns 10-part documentary Jazz

Please watch Chapter 28 ("The Creators of Jazz"), Chapter 29 ("The Original Dixieland Jazz Band"), Chapter 30 ("Jazz Begins to Spread"), and Chapter 31 ("Nick LaRocca"). This link is to the "Films on Demand" available from our library - you may need to use your Student Identification Number to log in for access.  Remember, if you scroll across the upper right corner of the film, you'll see the option to add subtitles which may help you better understand what the narrator is saying.


Did the Original Dixieland Jazz Band create jazz?  
No.  It was being played and heard in New Orleans long before their 1917 recording.  However, their recording was extremely influential.  Here is a quote from the website that accompanies the Ken Burns documentary:

“No member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was particularly talented as an improviser, and the group's phrasing was rhythmically stilted; but even so, its collective vigor had an infectious spirit. When black jazz bands began to record regularly it soon became apparent that many of them were more adept at jazz improvising and phrasing than was the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Detractors of the band maintain that it merely simplified the music of black New Orleans groups, and cite specific antecedents for its compositions Tiger Rag and Sensation Rag. Casual listeners were intrigued by its repertory, however, which was unlike anything else then on record. The group presented a new sound rather than a new music; this sound, and the rhythms in which it was couched, appealed to young dancers, who were eager to break away from the rigidly formal dance steps of the era” (“Original Dixieland Jazz Band”). 


Original Post

For your original post, please answer all of the questions below. 

What is ONE example of the impact the first 1917 recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band had on American culture?  (Please list just one and try not to repeat something that has already been posted). 

In your opinion, do you think that the recording would have sold as well had it been an African American group?  (Do you think this music was more “acceptable” to the general public because it was recorded by a white group?)  EXPLAIN.  You may want to read more about Early Jazz and Society in the Reading and Lecture section of this module before answering this question.  

Near the end of the video chapters, a statement by Nick LaRocca is read by the narrator in which he completely discredits any African contribution to jazz by stating that whites created jazz and African Americans contributed nothing to the creation of jazz.  Go back to your notes or the module on "Roots of Jazz" from one of our earlier weeks in the class.  What is some of the evidence you can think of that proves Nick LaRocca as being wrong?

What is one question you have after watching the video “The Creators of Jazz”?  (This could be a term you don’t know, something you’d like to know more about, etc.)  We’ll discuss your questions in class.]



this is just an example of other students answer :


1. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band let americans knew jazz and led more new bands. 

2. Yes, I do think white people recorded it that made it more acceptable to most white people. No matter their background or financial, which made the first jazz record and created the highest selling history, made their music more popular in white, and their audiences have this money to support them. 

3. Jazz was born in New Orland a slave city and in early 1800s, but Nick LaRocca made the record in 1900s, which is later. Also, Jazz is freedom, which africans wrote for seeking freedom, so it is sort of big connection with blacks. 


4. What caused Freddie Keppard was so sensitive about someone copy his music? 



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