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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five ­ West End Blues
The piece was moving away from Dixieland and developing blues
Front line -> trumpet, clarinet & trombone
Rhythm -> piano, percussion & banjo
Louis Armstrong = trumpet, Jimmy Strong = clarinet, Fred
Robinson = trombone, Earl Hines = piano

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Anacrusis to bar 7
Solos start simple then get more complicated
Syncopation in vocal solo
Syncopation in trumpet style octaves in ragtime piano solo
Rallentando at coda

Monophonic opening in trumpet part
Melody dominated homophony
Parallel 3rds between trumpet & clarinet in chorus 1
Clarinet and trumpet drop out…


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