recordings were produced (see Louis Armstrong's "Hot Five"
and "Hot Seven" and Jelly Roll Morton's "Red Hot Peppers").
Duke Ellington left Washington D.C. for New York City and became famous at the
Cotton Club (1927-1931). When he left, Cab Calloway replaced him. Count
Basie left New Jersey for Kansas City and after
working in Benny Moten's band, built up his own band
and developed the "Kansas City Sound".
By the early 1930's (or earlier) all of ragtime's best elements had been
absorbed into jazz. By the 1940's with the first ragtime revival, many jazz
pianists played ragtime in a jazz manner - they swung, they improvised, they
varied the shape of each piece. Yes, Scott Joplin wanted his music played as
written - as if it were Chopin. But jazz