The birth of jazz...

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Posted by Paul S. on 03/27/02 - 23:14:58
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...could be traced to when drummers took a very rigid precise marching beat and loosened it up "swinging the notes". Second line beats, Which of course contain the son clave pattern(AKA the Bo Diddly beat)which can be directly related back to African drumming. Then the backbeat came along....without jazz there would be no rock. As much as I despise Rap to me it would seem "the beat has come full circle in the way that ryhythm is everything. Unfortunately people don't realize they are being manipulated by a machine. But in the bigger picture, who isn't?

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