MUSI-1119B The Century of Jazz

During the twentieth century, music evolved at a dizzying pace, and was marked by various aspects that caused definitive changes in the way we approach this form of artistic expression. Recording records and playing them on radio and television permitted the growth and massification of music as art. Jazz was one of the styles that benefited from this phenomenon and at the same time affected the development of other styles of music, both highbrow and popular. In this course we will analyze the evolution of this genre from its beginnings until the end of the century, listening to recordings by its best artists and reading about its growth and impact on civilization.