The Origins of Jazz

The origin of Jazz has been described interchangeably over the last century. I concur with Gunther Schuller a horn player, educator and Pulitzer prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music. He categorically made it clear that jazz has its origins from the African continent, This can be traced in his book which was brilliantly written in 1968 with a deeper analytical digging on jazz titled Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development in (Chapter 1, pages 3-62).   Continue reading The Origins of Jazz