As with any art, jazz has its masterpieces that influenced the development of culture and are known today.
Such compositions are referred to as jazz standards - they must know any musician who calls himself a jazzman.
The most popular Christmas song wasIt is written as early as the mid-19th century, when jazz and does not exist, and the song itself had great popularity. Its author is James Lord Pierpont. Initially the work was entitled The One Horse Open Sleigh, which translates as "one-horse open sleigh."
Jingle Bells has gained interest in the 20th century, and by theIn 2008 it had translated into 12 languages. The author of the song was recorded in the Hall of Fame of Composers. At the time, the composition was performed by famous jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington.
Let It Snow!
Another popular Christmas song, but written in the heyday of jazz music. Let It Snow! Despite its winter theme, it was written by a very hot summer day in 1945.
The composition consists of more than 20 versions to sing the most famous of which is owned by Frank Sinatra. Through the online Apple Store this cover was realized 25 million. Times.
This jazz composition is not that other, as an aria for the opera "Porgy and Bess." Author Arias, George Gershwin wrote it in 1935, using the African-American motifs.
Summertime enjoyed great popularity in the 20century. The composition was able to beat even the famous song of the group "The Beatles» Yesterday in the number of executions. Opera itself, in which the aria is heard 4 times, a rather big box office and today.
Another jazz standard 30s song Caravan, which is considered to be a top performer Duke Ellington to this day. The melody of the composition has a distinct oriental motif.
Caravan had a rather big popularity and repeatedly rehash other artists, including Ella Fitzgerald. At present, the composition is a classic of the genre.
The song can be heard in the famous films of Woody Allen and Steven Soderbergh, as well as in the Soviet cartoon "Well, wait a minute!".
What a Wonderful World
Jazz Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World is probably today the biggest popularity among contemporary artists, as well as among students.
Written by the same well-known song in the 60s GeorgeDavid Weiss, and, initially, to fulfill future hit was prepositional well-known jazzman Tony Bennett, but he refused. Then the work began and Armstrong.
In comparison with already known at the timesongs of Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World did not bring much success. However, after the release of the film "Good Morning Vietnam", wherein the composition is performed as a contrast to the terrible events of the war, and the song got its deserved popularity. In 1999, What a Wonderful World it was included in the "Grammy" Hall of Fame.