Jazz Musician In Europe Article Review

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Music Type: Article Review Paper: #34197200 Related Topics: Culture, Artist, Europe, Musician
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Article Review of "Jazz Musicians in Europe- 1919 to 1945"

African American jazz musicians have made their strong place in the music world and were greatly revered for their style. The author of the selected article explores these very jazz musicians' influence on world culture and politics from World War 1 until World War 2. The author argues that jazz had been bringing in the cultures of Europe, America, and Germany together while it was the politics that had been segregating them differently.

The author has given the support of evidence from historical times, specifically from the ending of World War 1 till the ending of World War 2, where the significance of jazz and its musicians kept on deteriorating due to their color and racial backgrounds. They were mistaken for being Blacks, and Negros were not welcomed in American societies. Similarly, they were even not hailed by the Germans since they connected the Jews with Blacks and exhibited the "consequence of the inability of the losers of World War 1 to come to terms with a compromising colonial past" (Ross).

The author's research method reviews the historical period of a particular era and mentions the most popular jazz artists chronologically. Primary research has been used since he has presented indications...

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He has somewhere used secondary research where he cited publications and articles from other scholars; however, the use of primary sources in citations from artists has been included.

The provided evidence supports the thesis that states jazz's influence on the world's culture and politics on the selected epoch. It started from the end of World War 1 where Germany had lost its position and was entirely against the Americanisms. They believed jazz as a part of the dominance of American culture and thus wanted to stop it. France accepted jazz, but it also changed with the changing political scenarios during 1939 when World War 2 was about to happen.

Since Americans did not like the Blacks and kept them at lower levels of their society, jazz musicians like Bushnell mentioned that they had to use back stairs to enter the clubs or face severe American ignorance. At the same time, they played as Americans did not care whether they were playing saxophone or telephone. The 1853 publication made claims parallel to these when Germans corroborated Blacks' link with the Jews and…

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Ross, Larry. "Jazz Musicians in Europe: 1919 to 1945."



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