The “Art” of “Leadership”

The “Art” of “Leadership”

In the 1920's we saw the birth of the "big band", an ensemble of up to 25 musicians that played a style of jazz that was more akin to orchestral music in its style with very little improvisation and primarily based on rote reading of sheet music - following the plan in a specific and organized manner. This style of music gained rapid popularity and indeed through the 1920's those "teams" enjoyed much of the popular music attention. As the 1920's came to an end, however, there was a bubbling movement happening in the "big band" scene which gave more freedom to the members of the band to improvise and "play" with the music. Many of the traditional big band leaders of the time didn't understand this new freedom and it was largely ignored in the music community as a passing fad - after all these new "big bands" didn't follow the accepted and normal plan for creating and performing popular...
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