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ONCE UPON A RAGTIME - From Origin to Stride

GLAUCO CIABATTI

2015

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The Ragtime is the first American contribution to music literature and can be considered the first art form properly and genuinely American as well as being the precursor of Jazz and ultimately of all modern music.
His birth actually coincides with the end of the Civil War (1865): black people, freed from slavery, chose among many trades also to entertain former white owners playing the piano in any place they could find. The repertoire required was of popular type: marches, jigs, quadrilles, waltzes and other European dances. At that point the essentially melodic nature of European popular music, "exported" in America, merged with African (or Afro-American) rhythm: those who were Scottish dances and jigs, in few decades became rags.
To analyze etymologically the word "ragtime", we must go back to the verb "to rag" ie "tear up": ragtime means "broken time" ("rag" is literally a piece of cloth torn from long use). Characteristic of Ragtime is the contrast between a "broken" or, more technically, "syncopated" melody and a strictly regular accompaniment: this is the basis of all modern music.
The official birth of Ragtime coincides with the publication, in 1897 in Chicago, of the score of MISSISSIPPI RAG, composed by white musician William Krell. In this city the Columbian Exposition of 1893 played an important role in the development of Ragtime and originated a fruitful period of aggregation for many musicians, especially black. From that time the Ragtime become a craze that outshines all kinds of music in vogue, and the piano solo was its main instrument. Towards the end of the same year (1897) the first ragtime composed by a black person is also published: HARLEM RAG by the pianist Tom Turpin, who managed a pub in St. Louis, the famous Rosebud Cafè.




                  A brief mention ... of the new CD ... "good listening"


  01. MISSISSIPPI RAG - William H. Krell - 1897 - 3'27
  02. HARLEM RAG - Tom Turpin - 1897 - 2'33
  03. ORIGINAL RAGS -Scott Joplin - 1899 - 3'46
  04. MAPLE LEAF RAG - Scott Joplin - 1899 - 2'46
  05. THE ENTERTAINER - Scott Joplin - 1902 - 3'39
  06. PLEASANT MOMENTS - Scott Joplin - 1909 - 2'54
  07. THE RAGTIME NIGHTINGALE - Joseph Lamb - 1915 - 3,45
  08. GOPATRICIA RAGON - Joseph Lamb - 1916 - 2'59
  09. HILARITY RAG - James Scott - 1910 - 2'44
  10. RAGTIME ORIOLE - James Scott - 1911 - 4'34
  11. BLACK & WHITE RAG - George Botsford - 1908 - 2'40
  12. HOT-HOUSE RAG - Paul Pratt - 1914 - 2'53
  13. CHARLESTON RAG - Eubie Blake - 1917 - 3'30
  14. KITTEN ON THE KEYS - Zez Confrey - 1921 - 3'15
  15. STRATFORD HUNCH - Jelly "Roll""Morton - 1926 - 4'01
  16.  DAINTINESS RAG - James P. Johnson - 1947 - 3'23




 
Label MAP CLASSICS


Catalog N° MAPCL 10012
Year 2015

Executive production
M.A.P. EDITIONS S.r.l.

Distribution
M.A.P. EDITIONS