Music: Evolution of Jazz
Topic: Music: Evolution of Jazz
This essay is like a discussion about a song in Jazz. The question that are attached should be answered. The song link is attached and all information are provided.
Song: “Willow Weep for Me” (Ann Ronell)
Billie Holiday, vocal; Bobby Tucker, piano; Harry “Sweets” Edison, trumpet; Willie Smith, alto sax; Barney Kessel, electric guitar; Red Callender, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums (Los Angeles, 1954)
Questions: Billy Holiday is telling a story with this song. Comment in detail on how Holiday sings the lyrics of the title, “Willow Weep for Me,” occurring at 00:40, 01:14 and 02:24. These lyrics occur at the end of which eight-bar sections? Holiday sings, “weep,” on the downbeat of which measure of each of these sections? How does that relate to the “turnaround” of each section, and the relative activity of her accompanying instrumentalists?
Youtube link to song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzX479Bampc