Jazz Love Blueprint - A History of Jazz Music
A brief history of Jazz mapped out on the circuit diagram of a 1950s phonograph.
Our NEW Jazz Love Blueprint celebrates over 1000 musicians, artists, songwriters and producers who have been pivotal to the evolution of this ever changing and constantly creative genre of music. From late 19th century jazz pioneers like ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin and the New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden through to the current new wave of musicians like Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Shabaka Hutchings and Nubya Garcia leading a jazz revival on both sides of the Atlantic.
The print pays homage to the great innovators that laid the foundations for jazz music, including influential ragtime musicians (Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton), New Orleans pioneers (Buddy Bolden, Kid Ory, King Oliver), early recorded bands (Original Dixieland Jass Band, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band), original jazz giants (Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald), musicians and big bands from the swing era (Count Basie, The Dorsey Brothers, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Ivy Benson) and legendary jazz singer songwriters (Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan).
The print weaves through the inspired musicians of bebop (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie), cool jazz (Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck), hard bop (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown), free jazz (Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Eric Dolphy), spiritual jazz (John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders), jazz fusion (Chick Corea, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra), through to the current vibrant UK scene (Ezra Collective, Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Kokoroko, Moses Boyd) and the exploding US scene (Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Makaya McCraven).
Celebrating the great jazz instrumentalists including saxophonists (Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Lester Young, Wayne Shorter), pianists (Art Tatum, Bill Davis, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Nina Simone), drummers (Max Roach, Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Chick Webb), guitarists (Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin) and bassists (Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding).
The print also celebrates the legendary clubs that were focal points for scenes (Sunset Cafe, Savoy Ballroom, Minton’s Playhouse, Birdland, The 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Cub, Total Refreshment Centre), the record labels who shared their love of jazz with the world (Blue Note, Verve, ECM Records, International Anthem, Acid Jazz Records, Brownswood Recordings) and education and development organisations like Tomorrow’s Warriors.
- Metallic gold screen print
- 135gsm Colorplan Imperial Blue uncoated paper
- H60 x W80cm
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