A report on JazzMusic genre and Rhythm and blues

American jazz composer, lyricist, and pianist Eubie Blake made an early contribution to the genre's etymology
Jennifer Lopez performing at a pop music festival
Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946
Albert Gleizes, 1915, Composition for "Jazz" from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Two DJs practicing turntablism
The habanera rhythm shown as tresillo (lower notes) with the backbeat (upper note)
Ethel Waters sang "Stormy Weather" at the Cotton Club.
Piano accordion: Italian instrument used in several cultures
Fats Domino in 1956
Al Jolson in 1929
Metallica performing at the O2 Arena, March 28, 2009
Piano excerpt from the rumba boogie "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" (1949) by Professor Longhair. 2–3 claves are written above for rhythmic reference.
Dance in Congo Square in the late 1700s, artist's conception by E. W. Kemble from a century later
John Scofield at the stage of Energimølla. The concert was part of Kongsberg Jazzfestival and took place on 6 July 2017
3–2 clave written in two measures in cut-time
In the late 18th-century painting The Old Plantation, African-Americans dance to banjo and percussion.
Tresillo answered by the backbeat, the essence of clave in African American music
The blackface Virginia Minstrels in 1843, featuring tambourine, fiddle, banjo and bones
Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley beat" is a clave-based motif.
Scott Joplin in 1903
Ray Charles in 1971
W. C. Handy at 19, 1892
Ruth Brown was known as the "Queen of R&B"
The Bolden Band around 1905
Della Reese
Jelly Roll Morton, in Los Angeles, California, c. 1917 or 1918
Sam Cooke
The King & Carter Jazzing Orchestra photographed in Houston, Texas, January 1921
Eric Burdon & the Animals (1964)
Louis Armstrong began his career in New Orleans and became one of jazz's most recognizable performers.
Benny Goodman (1943)
Duke Ellington at the Hurricane Club (1943)
The "classic quintet": Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach performing at Three Deuces in New York City. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb (August 1947), Library of Congress.
Machito (maracas) and his sister Graciella Grillo (claves)
Dizzy Gillespie, 1955
Mongo Santamaria (1969)
Art Blakey (1973)
John Coltrane, 1963
Peter Brötzmann is a key figure in European free jazz.
Naná Vasconcelos playing the Afro-Brazilian Berimbau
Randy Weston
C pentatonic scale beginning on the I (C pentatonic), IV (F pentatonic), and V (G pentatonic) steps of the scale.
V pentatonic scale over II–V–I chord progression
Fusion trumpeter Miles Davis in 1989
Wynton Marsalis
David Sanborn, 2008
John Zorn performing in 2006
Steve Coleman in Paris, July 2004

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime.

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Rhythm and blues, frequently abbreviated as R&B or R'n'B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.

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The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music ... [with a] heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular.

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The mid-1950s saw the emergence of hard bop, which introduced influences from rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues to small groups and particularly to saxophone and piano.

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Examples of fusion genres include jazz fusion, which is a fusion of jazz and rock music, and country rock which is a fusion of country music and rock music.

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The music genre of reggae is known to incorporate stylistic techniques from rhythm and blues, jazz, African, Caribbean, and other genres as well but what makes reggae unique are the vocals and lyrics.

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American jazz composer, lyricist, and pianist Eubie Blake made an early contribution to the genre's etymology

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James Brown, a pioneer of funk, in 1973


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James Brown, a pioneer of funk, in 1973
The rhythm section of a funk band—the electric bass, drums, electric guitar and keyboards--is the heartbeat of the funk sound. Pictured here is the Meters.
Simple kick and snare funk motif. The kick first sounds two onbeats, which are then answered by two offbeats. The snare sounds the backbeat.
A thirteenth chord (E 13, which also contains a flat 7th and a 9th)
Bootsy Collins performing in 1996 with a star-shaped bass
The drum groove from "Cissy Strut"
Guitarist Nile Rodgers is best known for his performances with Chic.
Isaac Hayes playing keyboards in 1973
Singer Charlie Wilson
Funk horn sections typically include saxophones and trumpets. Larger horn sections often add a second instrument for one of the saxes or trumpets, and a trombone or bari sax may also be used. Pictured is the Earth, Wind and Fire horn section.
James Brown, a progenitor of funk music
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in 2006
The Original Family Stone live, 2006. Jerry Martini, Rose Stone, and Cynthia Robinson
Prince was an influential multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, singer and songwriter.
Me'shell Ndegeocello playing electric bass
Talking Heads combined funk with elements of art rock.
Dr. Dre (pictured in 2011) was one of the influential creators of G-funk.
Chaka Khan (born 1953) has been called the "Queen of Funk".
Janelle Monáe (born 1985) is part of a new wave of female funk artists.

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz and rhythm and blues (R&B).

Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio, in the origins of rock and roll

Rock and roll

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Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland, Ohio, in the origins of rock and roll
Chuck Berry in 1957
Bill Haley and his Comets performing in the 1954 Universal International film Round Up of Rhythm
Elvis Presley in a promotion shot for Jailhouse Rock in 1957
Little Richard in 1957
Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets.
Tommy Steele, one of the first British rock and rollers, performing in Stockholm in 1957
"There's No Romance in Rock and Roll" made the cover of True Life Romance in 1956

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, or rock 'n roll) is a genre of popular music that evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

It originated from African-American music such as jazz, rhythm and blues, boogie woogie, gospel, as well as country music.

Afrika Bambaataa with DJ Yutaka of Universal Zulu Nation in 2004

Hip hop music

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Afrika Bambaataa with DJ Yutaka of Universal Zulu Nation in 2004
DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican DJ, is recognized as one of the earliest hip hop DJs and artists. Some credit him with officially originating hip hop music through his 1973 "Back to School Jam".
1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the Bronx, a venue used by Kool Herc that is often considered the birthplace of hip hop on August 11, 1973.
Two hip hop DJs creating new music by mixing tracks from multiple record players. Pictured are DJ Hypnotize (left) and Baby Cee (right).
The Sugarhill Gang used disco band Chic's "Good Times" as the source of beats for their 1979 hip hop hit "Rapper's Delight". Pictured is the Sugarhill Gang at a 2016 concert.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, who is also a record producer, manipulating a record turntable in England in 2005.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, a staple sound of hip hop
DJ Marley Marl.
Grandmaster Flash performing in 1999.
Run-DMC, from left to right: Joseph "Run" Simmons, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels.
KRS-One and his Boogie Down Productions were key performers in golden age hip hop.
Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performing in 1991.
Wu-Tang Clan at the Virgin Festival in 2007.
Dr. Dre performing with Snoop Dogg, 2012
Rapper Scarface from the southern U.S. group Geto Boys.
Birdman performing in 2010
Eminem performing in Munich, Germany in 1999.
50 Cent performing in 2012.
The Glitch Mob performing in the Netherlands in 2010
Producer Lil Jon is one of crunk's most prominent figures
Soulja Boy in an interview with Bandai Namco Entertainment at E3 2018.
While hip hop music sales dropped a great deal in the mid-late 2000s, rappers like Flo Rida were successful online and with singles, despite low album sales.
Kanye West performing in 2008
In 2009, Time magazine placed M.I.A. in the Time 100 list of "World's Most Influential People"
Migos performing in August 2017
Lil Nas X was one of the rappers to emerge in the 2010s. He garnered mainstream success in 2019. He is also the first successful openly gay rapper.
Doja Cat was the most streamed rapper of 2021 on Spotify.
The most streamed hip hop album of all time on Spotify is XXXTentacion's second album, ? (2018).
Pete Rock performing at Razel and Friends – Brooklyn Bowl, 2016
De La Soul at the Gorillaz tour, Demon Days Live in 2005
The annual Blockfest in Tampere, Finland is the largest hip hop music event in the Nordic countries and also one of the best-selling festivals in advance. Picture of Blockfest in 2017.
The German rapper Fler caused significant controversy with his music.
Cupcakke in 2018

Hip hop music or hip-hop music, also known as rap music, is a genre of popular music developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s.

Musical elements anticipating hip hop music have been identified in blues, jazz and rhythm and blues recordings from the 1950s and earlier, including several records by Bo Diddley.

The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that the term "pop" refers to music performed by such artists as the Rolling Stones (pictured here in a 2006 performance).

Pop music

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that the term "pop" refers to music performed by such artists as the Rolling Stones (pictured here in a 2006 performance).
Bing Crosby was one of the first artists to be nicknamed "King of Pop" or "King of Popular Music".
The 1960s British Invasion marked a period when the US charts were inundated with British acts such as the Beatles (pictured 1964).

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form during the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz, rock, and novelty songs.

This change was epitomized in the album FutureSex/LoveSounds, which under the influence of producer Timbaland, mixed the sounds of R&B, dance music, and hip hop.