jazz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jazz have sexual intercourse with "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm","Adam knew Eve","Were you ever intimate with this man?"
    • v jazz play something in the style of jazz
    • n jazz a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
    • n jazz a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
    • n jazz empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk "that's a lot of wind","don't give me any of that jazz"
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Quotations

  • Gerald Early
    Gerald Early
    “I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.”
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora%20Duncan
    “It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.”
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson
    “What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.”
  • Pat Metheny
    Pat Metheny
    “There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening.”
  • Benny Green
    Benny Green
    “A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.”
  • John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa
    “Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.”

Idioms

And all that jazz - This idiom means that everything related or similar is included.
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Usage

In literature:

It means in music to prefer Beethoven not only to jazz but to Brahms.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
His stare at the leader as the jazz selection came to an end.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
A jazz band was playing an infectious two-step.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Against the scene a jazz band flung a whine and a stumble of tinny sounds.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
We buy on margin, buy options, all that sort of jazz.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
And Jazz has no soul.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The jazz music clattered out.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
The sob of the saxophone, still doing jazz, came through the window.
"Maw's Vacation" by Emerson Hough
There would be an occasional lapse into the jazz song of the moment, and quite frequently a sacred number.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
When the ship was well out to sea, the sack was opened and "Jazz" crawled out blinking.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
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In poetry:

-You're rambling boy
what of the rest
the jazz hiway
he winks.
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
The rat-face mutt is dancin' up an' down;
Ah Foo is singin' jazz in raw Chinee;
The parson's starin' at me with a frown,
As if 'e thort sich things could never be;
An' I'm some bloke 'e's but 'arf rekernised
'E's 'ipnertised.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
"You posin' fer a comic film, or wot?"
I arsts 'im --" with noorotic togs like those!
Jazz clobber! Ain't you got
No decent clo'es?"
But 'e's too tickled with 'imself to 'eed.
"This orter catch 'er eye," 'e sez, "this tweed."
"The Dance" by C J Dennis

In news:

(Steve Griffin The Salt Lake Tribune) New Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey in the Jazz's practice facility in Salt Lake City, Utah Thursday August 16, 2012.
FILE** Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck plays at the Newport Jazz Festival in more.
This July 4, 2009 file photo shows Jazz legend Dave Brubeck performing at the 30th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal.
Join Alec Harper and Andrew Schiller, a unique jazz saxophone and bass duo from New England Conservatory , for a concert of jazz standards with a modern twist.
Plus Latin, Jazz and Broadway favorites, performed by Tania Ortega- Cowan , Roger Rossi, Edmund Nalzaro, and members of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society.
Simon, who is a self-taught musician and tap dancer , has worked in Harlem jazz clubs and jammed with jazz artists including Dave Gibson, Andy McLeod and Patience Higgins.
This Aug 23, 1981 file photo shows jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I.
Join Alec Harper and Andrew Schiller, a unique jazz saxophone and bass duo from New England Conservatory, for a concert of jazz standards with a modern twist.
Classic jazz in spotlight as Moody jazz fest salutes Miles Davis, Gil Evans.
Show begins at 6 p.m. Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker has played with them all -- rock, jazz and pop stars.
Hosted by Fritz Byers, Jazz Spectrum 91 is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it.
Jazz Afternoon (with Jazz Geek) 1:00 pm Friday.
Jazz Afternoon (with Jazz Insider) 1:00 pm Monday.
Syracuse Jazz Fest jazzes up Jamesville Beach this weekend.
The San Antonio Jazz All-Stars perform Aaron Prado's " San Antonio Jazz Suite," Oct 23, 2011 (photo courtesy of Trinity University).
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In science:

Mirza et al. contend that in other domains, such as books and music, small communities representing the many diverse genres (e.g., country or jazz) in such domains will arise as w is increased.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We the use qp to define a family of link invariants which are jazzed-up versions of the familiar quandle counting invariant.
A polynomial invariant of finite quandles
We would like to jazz up these rack counting invariants with the generalized rack polynomials.
On rack polynomials
Voss and Clarke analyzed the spectrum of time series of various genre of music including Classical, Jazz, and Rock taken from radio broadcasts.
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
Jazz music and often times even classical also consider an interval of 6 semitones to be an acceptable interval for the formation of a chord.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
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