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Lecture 15

MUSIC 0711 Lecture 15: Lecture 15

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University of Pittsburgh
MUSIC 0711
Doretta Whalen

Lecture 15 The Progressive Era (MID 1940s) mid 1940s rock and roll become a dominant genre progressive era somewhat controversial progressive jazz was a music created by young white musicians progressive jazz “whitest” music given the name jazz bebop revolutionary music innovated by young black musicians progressive jazz very short lived period focal point of jazz in the 1940 Bebop 1945 1947 1940 1950 Progressive Jazz Nathan Davis grew up in Kansas City where Charlie parker also lived Growing up baseball was very important to Davis Got job as bat boy in Kansas City with black league Met satchel Paige and other star player Greys played their games at Forbes field same place and pirates Forbes field was where posvar hall is now Posvar hall used to be called Forbes quadrangle Mid 40s time with the blossoming of the jazz concert Helped black musicians Time in 1940s where Marian Anderson was not permitted to perform because she was black Progressive Jazz:  The sound of big band brass and western European compositional techniques  Concentrated more on compositional styles than previous periods (bebop and swing)  The industry’s answer to the decline of bebop  A forerunner of third stream jazz (which was even more “intellectual” than progressive jazz
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