A Very Brief History of Jazz via “Tiger Rag”

everynote.comThis list is more stylistic than chronological, and certainly less than comprehensive, but hopefully it still provides a fair overview of the music’s development.  At the very least it shows that good musicians never play “the same old tune.”

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Unfortunately, YouTube removed a great clip of Barry Ulanov’s All Stars, featuring Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Max Roach and Lennie Tristano playing “Tiger Rag.


Readers are encouraged to share examples  of “Tiger Fusion, Tiger Latin, Tiger Atonal, Tiger Hip Hop” or their own favorite exploration of this perennial favorite.

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2 thoughts on “A Very Brief History of Jazz via “Tiger Rag”

  1. Great versions – thanks for posting! Have a great story posted about Vincent Lopez Orchestra and Joe Tarto playing Bass – and a live alley cat flies out of Joe’s Bass into audience! (V.Lopez Autobiography)

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