The first instruments used to play this new style of music were more commonly part of military marching or dance bands. Indeed, the sounds that jazz musicians make on their instruments—the way they attack, inflect, release, embellish, and colour notes—characterize jazz playing to such an extent that if a classical piece were played by jazz musicians in their idiomatic phrasings, it would in all likelihood be called jazz.
Pianist Keith Jarrett —whose bands of the 1970s had played only original compositions with prominent free jazz elements—established his so-called ‘Standards Trio’ in 1983, which, although also occasionally exploring collective improvisation, has primarily performed and recorded jazz standards.
The syncopations of jazz were not entirely new—they had been the central attraction of one of its forerunners, ragtime , and could be heard even earlier in minstrel music and in the work of Creole composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (Bamboula, subtitled Danse des Nègres, 1844-45, and Ojos Criollos, 1859, among others).
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Early examples are Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters band and Miles Davis’ On the Corner album, which, in 1972, began Davis’ foray into jazz-funk and was, he claimed, an attempt at reconnecting with the young black audience which had largely forsaken jazz for rock and funk.