Loose rhythms suggested loose morals...
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Once ragtime was fused with slave music and blues forms, jazz started to sprout up. First came the big bands (Duke Ellington, Count Basie). These were for dancing to. Then came be-bop. This was "musician's music" (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk)
If it sounds like an upbeat piano tune, it's most likely ragtime.
Ragtime is a musical style that developed in the late 1800s that was a modification of march styles popularized by the like of John Philip Souza. The main difference with Ragtime was its feel - described as "ragged", the shuffle-style was the precursor to swing, the most popular style of jazz music in the 20th century.
Scott Joplin (between July 1867 and January 1868 - April 1, 1917) was an Afro-American composer and pianist, born near Texarkana, Texas, into the first post-slavery generation. He achieved fame for his unique ragtime compositions, and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime." During his brief career, Joplin wrote forty-four original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the Maple Leaf Rag, became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and remained so for a century.
Ragtime MUSIC. :)
The name ragtime came from the syncopated, or "ragged" rhythms that occur in ragtime music.
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He was Scott Joplin.
This Is Ragtime The Birth of American Music - 2014 TV was released on: USA: 2014 (limited)