What are jazz standards?
Which musical traditions contributed to the origins of jazz?
What is the most recorded standard composed by a jazz musician?
Which musical genres are jazz standards not limited to?
What is the most popular 1930s standard?
Which movement fused jazz with other musical styles, most famously funk and rock?
Which musicians often used 1930s standards as part of their repertoire?
Which quintet recorded a series of highly acclaimed albums in the mid-to-late 1960s?
Which standards repertoire has some overlap with blues and pop standards?
Jazz standards are compositions widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians and listeners. These compositions are not limited to jazz composers but also include popular songs from Broadway show tunes, Hollywood musicals, and Tin Pan Alley. Jazz standards repertoire has some overlap with blues and pop standards. The list of jazz standards changes over time, and there is no definitive list. The most recorded standard composed by a jazz musician is Duke Ellington's and Juan Tizol's "Caravan" with over 500 uses. The origins of jazz are in the musical traditions of early twentieth-century New Orleans, including brass band music, blues, ragtime, and spirituals. The most popular 1930s standard is Johnny Green's "Body and Soul". Bebop musicians often used 1930s standards, especially those from Broadway musicals, as part of their repertoire. Modal jazz recordings became popular in the late 1950s, with Davis's "second great quintet" recording a series of highly acclaimed albums in the mid-to-late 1960s. Jazz fusion movement fused jazz with other musical styles, most famously funk and rock.
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