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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
Mancy…

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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

Texture:
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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