A style of trombone playing in early jazz that emphasized bass notes and the ability to play portamentos or "slurs."
To "tell a story" or "say something" on an instrument: speech-inflected instrumental playing.
An Argentine dance form and music with roots in the 19th century that spread across the world in the early 20th century and now exists in various forms and styles.
A loop of recording tape that repeats a sound or sequence of sounds.
The speed at which a piece of music is moving.
A form of music that uses both jazz and classical techniques and forms (especially in the late-1950s).
"Typical," 'traditional," or "characteristic": a term used to identify popular forms of music with roots in the past of a number of Latin countries and regions.
A general term for traditional music, music of the 1900s to 1920s.
An arrangement of a piece of music for an instrument or voice for which it was not originally intended.
A repeated bass or left-hand piano pattern; various patterns usually played by the bongos. Along with the clave, the tumbao forms the basis of Cuban-derived music.
Also "turn back." The short chord pattern just before the musicians must "turnaround" to play the same larger passage again.
Also "playing in two." A form of rhythm organization in which the first and third beats of the bar are emphasized (particularly by the bass), often leaving the second and fourth beats silent, with a resulting "boom-chick" feel. Two-beat was especially common in early jazz, but can be found in all eras.
Black Bottom Stomp (1926)
Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers