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Louis Armstrong Widely known through recordings
and radio broadcasts.
Swinging rhythm and highly melodic
Bold and dramatic melodies.
Some of his solos were printed.
Also an influential jazz singer (scat
Charlie Parker Wanted to expand jazz possibilities
(exploring new scales etc.)
Interested in developing the chordal
basis of his improvisation.
Good improviser- people were eager
to listen to and copy his fast
aggressive style of jazz.
Improvisation based on well known
Complex chords and harmonies.
Very fast tempo.
A light, dry saxophone tone.
Unexpected accents emphasising
unpredictable and varied phrase
Use of quotation (high society).
Miles Davis One of the most influential jazz
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Economical trumpet style.
Middle range sound.
Controlled use of vibrato.
Performing techniques to alter his
pitch (ghost notes, fall offs, smears,
Avoids constant rhythmic movement.
Able to place his solos effectively.
Strong sense of swing.…read more