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

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