The Close Relationship Between Rock, Jazz, And Blues

In modern history, three of the most popular and meaningful music genres are definitely rock, jazz and blues. These three also could be considered close relatives, the rupture that jazz meant for the canons of composition and execution was fundamental for the emergence of rock and, on the other hand, many can say that blues is a kind of melancholic exploration of jazz. Let's explore these three fundamental genres in musical culture: But how to know this if it’s not following that story hearing it? Although like other arts, music also has its technical specificities, its theories, and foundations, here...

Read More

When and How Did Jazz Emerge?

When did jazz begin? It's a question that will remain forever unanswered. There’s proof that the first jazz recording was made back in 1917, but as a musical genre, jazz existed at least in its initial state for 20 years prior. Influenced by classical music, marches, spirituals, work songs, ragtime, blues and popular music at the time, jazz was already a particular form of music when its documentation began. There’s no specific starting date for jazz as definite and autonomous music. It’s usually placed between 1895 and 1917, when the term jazz was widespread and where the Original Dixieland Jazz...

Read More

The Heritage of the Mississippi River

No river on the planet has inspired as much music as the Mississippi. The so-called "father of waters" born in Minnesota travels down the country for over 6,400 km, falls capriciously curving, separating States, eroding lands, creating marshy deltas to reach its mouth in the port of New Orleans; the cradle of jazz, an illustrious son of the blues. This legendary river divides the enormous territory of the US in East and West. Without this river one couldn’t understand the history of the United States, nor would there have ever existed a city like New Orleans, that grew between rhythms...

Read More