The 80s and the Reinterpretation of Jazz

It's considered that in the 80s the history of Jazz had reached a point where all the basic trends were consolidated. The 70s drove to the rise of what is considered the last new style of Jazz since its beginning, at the end of the 19th century. Jazz in the 80s So, what's going to happen now? A creative pause? A continuous repetition of the things already listened until exhaustion? Of course not! In the approximately eight decades of history of Jazz, no one has played "the last definitive note" of each style. And indeed, in the first place, the...

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Benny Goodman, the Raising of Swing and the Big Bands

August 21st, 1935 has been designated as the beginning of the Swing decade. It was the night that Benny Goodman's orchestra triumphed in the Palomar hall in Los Angeles, with a young audience devoted to the music they made, dancing the rhythms of that time like the shag or the jitterbug, or shortly after, the Boogie-woogie. Radio had already invaded homes in the 1930s, and if earlier in that decade, large soft-sounding orchestras were preferred, faster dances would now be imposed to the rhythm of jazz-inspired music, that some fine artists, such as Benny Goodman, had contributed to spread through...

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