European Context In Jazz

Jazz history shows that it evolved "from simple to complex" or: 1) from folk to professional, 2) from entertaining to serious and conceptual (from "everyday" to "art"), 3) from specific Afro-American to multinational (connected with the expansion of the genre and style jazz system and the formation of national schools outside the American parent state). All these tendencies directly relate to the subject under consideration. So, the process of "europeization" in jazz has a cycle-wave-like character (20s, 50s, 70s). In this context jazz undergoes influences that are apperceived and assimilated in the active way. The concepts that were a novelty, unexpected and exciting discoveries for jazzmen of the preceding generation, become a common musical language for the following generation. This motivates the search of unexplored spheres and language facilities.