The Jazz Pioneer’s Movie
Most of people are music lovers.
For them, “music is life” because they say that they can’t live without it. We can’t imagine our world without music as they say, and some of us are really into it. Different genres, styles and tempo are what music is all about.
But then, to be fair, many individuals are so passionate about Jazz music. This genre maybe some of us say that it’s old or very classic to hear. Yet, Jazz music became so popular since then it was born in music industry. It was said as one piece of layer of the foundation of American’s soundtrack. But how this amazing kind of sound started?
Numerous Jazz musicians on that time said that he’s one of the most powerful musicians ever to play jazz. They were preferring to the pioneer of Jazz music. Also, the born of Jazz gave the birth to American popular culture from various famous Jazz musicians, and to the said pioneer whose credited as the one that laid down that foundation.
THE PIONEER’S INFLUENCE ON JAZZ MUSIC
On the 6th of September 1980, the pioneer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. When he was a teenager, he started to play Coronet, an instrument that is like a trumpet. He also started to team up with a small band in New Orleans where he skillfully showed his exceptional talent. After some times, he pioneered his own band. His band was considered to be the first group to play what we called today Jazz music. Their group played different genres including, blues, waltzes, ragtime, and other popular songs of their time.
He stuck on his popularity as he used the sound of his horn to impress his listeners. He also wrote his own songs, playing blues songs with not so fast tempos, poured with entertaining lyrics. Then he made a collaboration of blues and gospel conjugation for more of its rhythmic feel. As result, a new sound was expanded all over New Orleans.
From 1900 to 1906, his band got to the top billing in New Orleans. According to a website, songs first popularized with his band include “Careless Love,” “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It,” “Get Out of Here and Go Home,” and “Funk Butt.”
THE DECLINE OF HIS CAREER
Unfortunately, the decline of his career came in 1909 as he experienced depression and having alcohol addiction that brought him to had paranoia, also having a fear of his own coronet, and headaches. His last perfrormance was in 1910 with the Eagle Band at the New Orleans Labor Day Parade.
In the middle of the parade, he started to scream as he was suffered from nervous breakdown (look for marijauna101 for some information for treatment). Also, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and admitted to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum at the age of 30. He stayed there until he passed away nearly 28 years after on November 5, 1935.
HIS LEGENDARY LEGACY
The first ever movie based by the jazz legend’s legacy will come in cinemas nationwide on the 5th day of May 2019, with its star-studded casts.