Have you ever thought about what are the most popular jazz songs of all time? Nina Simone and her popular jazz songs are just one of many good and high quality jazz songs.
If you recently watched the movie “La la land” you will see with how much passion main actor Ryan Gosling is talking about jazz music. He is trying to play traditional jazz music in the era of modern songs, music and hits. When somebody says Ella Fitzgerald, everybody thinks about the most popular song “Summertime”. Janis Joplin also sang that song, but Ella Fitzgerald’s performance is what we remember at the first place. We can not talk about jazz music and not to mention Mile Davis and his famous song “Blue in Green”. Blend of piano and saxophone in that song is amazing, it is a real piece of art.
Jazz is the most difficult music to play . It is very traditional and specific type of music. Piano and saxophone are the main instrument in jazz music. Most of the jazz singers are man. Woman jazz performers are famous more for their jazz singing, but they have achieved less recognition as composers. Jazz became very popular in the middle of the 20th century, especially in America, and then in Europe. New Orleans was the center of jazz music at the beginning of the 20th century. Even that jazz music had a lot of improvisation in the beginning, during the years it became very artistically and specific kind of music. Bebop-style was very popular in the middle of the 20th century, and bebop was meant to be listened to, not danced to, and it had very fast rhythm.
During the last 20 years, jazz became very rare type of music. Smooth jazz was created in the end of the 20th century, and became very popular. You could hear that kind of music on the beach, on the street. But now, when modern music is all around us, pop and hip-hop type of music, well, unfortunately it is hard to hear real traditional and good old jazz songs.
What jazz songs do you remember?
What are the most popular jazz songs of all time? If you want to see what are the most popular jazz songs of all time, check Insider Monkey’s list of 10 Most Popular Jazz Songs of All Time and expand your knowledge about that.