Road Blues Music Analysis

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Music Analysis Essay The roots of each jazz and blues are tangled along. It is typically difficult to differentiate one from the opposite. Each have their traditions that emerged from the south of America and specially the African-American populations of that region. The musical styles of each are the results of the collision of traditionally African rhythms and musical techniques with European classical and popular music genre. Each are adored American styles of music. Miles Davis “So What” and Robert Johnson’s “Cross Roads Blues” have some similarities and some differences. Miles Davis “So What” is Modal Jazz, used whole band tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Piano, Drums, trumpet, bass, and emphasis on melody and rhythms whereas Robert Johnson’s “Cross Roads Blues” is Delta Blues, used only slide guitar and vocals in his track (solo), and defining Racism, phobia and…show more content…
Robert Johnson Performed “Cross Roads Blues” as a solo piece and “it was produced by Don Law” (Trueblueser, 2010). This song has become a part of Robert Johnson’s mythology as he is talking about the place where he met the devil and sold his soul in exchange of his musical talent, whereas “So What” composed by Miles Davis (May 26, 1926-September 28, 1991) appeared first time on “Kind Of Blue” album in 1959. It has become very major piece of Modal Jazz. There are number of people in Jazz industry who will tell you or even debate with you in most influential manner that the album “Kind Of Blue” is the greatest Jazz record ever made and it is said that “Kind Of Blue” brought together seven legendary musicians in the important time of their careers i.e. Tenor Saxophonist John Coltrane, Alto Saxophonist Julian Adderley, Pianist Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, Bassist Paul Chambers, Drummer Jimmy Cobb and of course, Trumpeter Miles

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