About Jazz Improvisation
Improvisation is an integral part of jazz - as well as of many other folk forms of the world music culture. Initially jazz was a kind of folk music (the jazz epoch goes to the 1889s). Jazz and jazz improvisation have been developing for some time side by side in two forms: piano jazz and orchestra jazz. In the former (ragtime) all off the music was notated leaving no place for improvisation, whereas the orchestra jazz players (exept for the pianists) were self-made musicians who could not read music,so that, naturally, improvisation already existed in the early period of orchestra jazz. Naturally enough, the first jazz orchestrators were pianists Read More.