Jazz is not just a form of musical style but in real terms, it is the outcome of one’s imagination that occurs in the performers mind and then gets turned into the music with the help of tunes and nodes. 20th century is the era that is remarkably termed as the Jazz era, as this period marks the origin of this unique style of music in the United States by blacks originated from Africa with the joining of the European music with blacks folks from the rest of the world.
The most unique aspect of Jazz is that it completely reflects the individuality of the musician as it is not just the music that is written on the piece of paper, kept in front of the performer rather it originates directly from his mind in the form of an imagination and becomes an ideal for him to play and perform in the form of tunes. And this specific uniqueness of Jazz is something that makes this musical style so wonderful and different from the other styles of music.
Not only people across the globe but I am also highly influenced by Jazz. Due to this unique feature of this music that even of the same performer is requested to play the same tune twice he will also perform it in two different tunes and this is the most amazing trait of Jazz.
Jazz is played and enjoyed in almost all the extreme corners of the globe and learning Jazz in today’s time has become quite handy with the continued efforts of the musical institutions who help people comes closer to the music and feel the rhythm of music in their lives too.
Jazz music can be broadly segmented into various forms, some of them being , jazz fusion, jazz rock, smooth jazz, jazz-funk, punk jazz, acid jazz, ethno jazz, jazz rap, cyber jazz, Indo jazz, M-Base, nu jazz, urban jazz West Coast jazz, cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz and various forms. Although all the forms of Jazz are very much liked and enjoyed by the music lovers but the Jazz-rock fusion which evolved in the period of 60s and 70s has influenced a large number of Jazz lovers. This form of music was evolved with the combination of various electric instruments, rock rhythms and the amazing sound tracks coming from the musicians performing on stage. This has not only made the jazz-rock different from the other forms of Jazz but it also affected the popularity of the other forms of Jazz music. One more reason behind the fame of jazz-rock music is the kind of energy it creates to the surroundings where it is performed and played as it requires the wonderfully amplified instruments for the musicians who are playing this kind of music.
If you are also a Jazz music lover then you also have the flexibility and feasibility to stay connected with this wonderful musical style and its lovers all over the world by becoming the member of the several jazz related websites where you only have the access to thousands of albums and jazz records but also get to know the comments and reviews of millions of Jazz lovers on almost all the Jazz related music albums. Few of the most happening Jazz albums of this time are ‘Taking another look’ composed by Ramsey Lewis. Steve Wonder and New Compositions composed by SF Jazz collective, The ‘Sun’ composed by Steve Lacy, etc. You do not have to buy every album to enjoy it as there are various websites available on internet where you can just become the member and listen to the music online or can also download them in your hard disk and then carry them with you where you want to feel and cherish the beauty of these songs.
It is wonderful to have your own community of jazz fans and lovers who are equally crazy for jazz as you are and are always keen to cherish every singly tune of it.
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