THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1956
PAGE TWO TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1956
FROM BARROOM TO CONCERT HALL:
Jazz Gaining Respect in Music World
University Missile Scientists
Complete Two Rocket Firings
By SHIRLEY CROOG
Jazz, America's unique contri-
bution to the world of music, has
reached a highly respected position
among a wide range of musicI
No longer associated solely with
smoke-filled dingy barrooms, jazz
has reached the concert hall. It is
enthusiast and the hi-fidelity
Prof. Wiley Hitchcock of the
School of Music looks at jazz not
merely as the evolution of a music
fundamentally for dancing and
listening but as an "art of impro-
Present at Creation
"The delight of jazz is being
present at the moment of crea-
tion," the music literature pro-
"It is the musician's art of
manifesting a spontaneous rapport,
between fellow musiicans working
The popularity of jazz may be
gauged by its influence and effect
on musical interest today. An in-
creasing number of books written
within the past few years analyze
jazz "technically, historically and
intellectually," Prof. -itchcock
added, "indicating that more and
more persons, formerly concerned
solely with 'long-hair music' are
enthusiastically interested in dis-
covering the intricacies of jazz."
Jazz's influence on modern
American music reflects conscious
attempts by composers such as
Aaron Copeland and George Gersh-
win at one time to incorporate jazz
idioms in piano concertos and
"Consequently," Prof. Hitchcock
continued, "the music became
Modern jazz traces its beginning
in the late nineteenth century to
the Africo-Cuban music in New
Orleans where people from differ-
ent cultures provided syncopated
By ROBERT S. BALL Jr.
music from the bones and tom- rose to a height of 65 miles. The
toms in Congo Square. A University research team su- Aerobee, the second rocket, climb-
By 1920 the wild, swinging cessfully completed two rocket fir- ed to 85 miles. Both were standard
straight beat of early DixielvInd ings last month in a program Air Force weapons, with explo-
had spread to Chicago and Kansas designed to test equipment prepar- sive warheads replaced by record-
and developed a smoother and le ss atory to the International Geo- ing and transmitting equipment.
harsh sound. physical Year program. Data Sought
Swing developed in the 19"0's The two rockets were fired on The information sought by the
and as the bands grew bigger, the October 20 and 23 at Fort Churc- scientists was a continuous record
crowds packed the dance halls. hill, Manitoba by a rs g of pressure and temperature dur-
The basic difference between swing from the electrical engineering de- ing the flight of the missile. This
and earlier forms of jazz was that partment using funds furnished information was recorded, elec-
swing arrangements were written.b Nelso tronically coded, and transmitted
Small combos provided straight Nelson W. Spencer, an instru- back to the firing station and re-
Smal ombs rovde staihtmentation engineer with the;reored
improvization in addition to play- group tgh ecorded.
ing stock arrangements within the Both rockets used booster units
band, thus bringing jazz to millions The first missile, the Cajun, for initial thrust. The Cajun, us-
of people who had never heard of :,ing the type of booster used for
"high point of theatrical achievement"-"Immensely successful" .
-Ann Arbor News
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DRA MA T £ S ETR
Shdrtly before World War II, the
boogie beat was popularized by
Count Basie and others. After the
war, two movements, progressive
jazz and be-bop, developed simul-
taneously. The huge bands of Stan,
Kenton and Woody Herman played
dissonance vigorously and called itI
Meanwhile, a musician named
Gillespie was busy cultivating two
things - a goatee and be-bop. It
was progressive on a small scale.
for it had dissonance but the bands
were smaller. Within a few years
bop had faded.
Replacing bop was a "cool,"
harmonious, less frantic jazz which
had originated on the east coast
and traveled to the west It was
played. by small combos of three
and four musicians, many of whom
had much background in "serious"
Among the best known of the
groups are Dave Brubeck, Jerry
Mulligan, George Shearing and
Miles Davis quartets.f
Prof. Hitchcock commented that,
not everything that people call jazz
is really jazz.
Gothic Film Society
SONG OF CEYLON
The Aerobee was given a two
and one-half second boost, supple-
menting the liquid-fuel motor,
which burned continuously from
takeoff for 43 seconds.
Maximum acceleration forces
were 15 G's (15 times the pull of
gravity) in the Aerobee and 50
G's in the Cajun. These were
reached near the end of the fir-
ing, while the force was constant
and the mass at its minimum. ,
Fuel in each rocket accounted
for approximately 75 per cent of
Fourteen or fifteen more roc-
kets are expected to be fired dur-
ing the next year and a
half, according to Spencer.
Vienna Philharmonic Orches-
tra, under the direction of Andre
Cluytens, will appear at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday in Hill Aud.
The orchestra is making its first
American tour this season. It is
recognized as one of the foremost
ensemble groups in the world.
The concert is being presented
under the auspices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society, Charles
the anti-aircraft missile "Nike"
was given a three-second boost,
coasted for 15 seconds, and then,
received a two-second boost, from
its own solid-fuel motor.
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