This paper attempts to show the impact of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter in jazz since the 1920s. Specially, why jazz musicians chose to perform simple showtunes and why jazz artists only use a handful of compositions by Kern and Porter. This author will examine the compositional elements of Kern and Porter, recorded interpretations of jazz musicians and compositions inspired by the writing styles of Kern and Porter. The goal is to find what makes a jazz standard endure through the years.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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