Evolution of Jazz MCY 124 2 weeks of notes
Evolution of Jazz MCY 124 2 weeks of notes MCY 124
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Tues. 1 March Evolution of Jazz True or False: Modern Jazz develops smoothly from swing style, not as a reaction against it. False High art form: does not require an audience Popular art form: relates to audience BeBop Minton’s Playhouse - Bar in Harlem - No cabaret license (illegal to dance there) - Jam Session 1. Band members play music for themselves, no dancers or audiences 2. Music stand on own as art form 3. Melody faster, hard to understand, cannot dance along 4. Clubs got smaller, band ensembles got smaller (Big Band Era) Thelonious Sphere Monk - Led jam sessions at Minton’s Playhouse - Piano player - New York Charlie Parker “Bird” - Development of Modern Jazz - Alto sax - Song: “KoKo” - Kansas City - Heroine addict Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet - South Carolina - Performer like Louis Armstrong - Song: “Salt Peanuts”, different, comical Monk, Bird, Dizzy all contributors to vocabulary of BeBop AfroCuban Jazz - Style of jazz in Cuba (preCastro 19461948) - Mario Bauza, band leader - Chano Pozo, percussionist - Song: “Manteca” Pozo and Bauza Tues. 15 March Evolution of Jazz Miles Davis - East Illinois, St. Louis - 18 yrs old student at Juliard in NY - trumpet - influenced by Charlie Parker - member in Charlie Parker’s Quintent - became heroine addict Miles Davis and The Cool School - boplicity - 2 Famous Albums - The Birth of the Cool: 1949 - Kind of Blue: 1959 - Song: “So What” 10 year long significant Jazz period: 19591969 Kind of Blue 1959 - Miles Davis: trumpet - Cannonball Adderley: altosax - First Sunny Rollins then John Coltrane: tenorsax - Bill Evans: piano, voice - Paul Chambers: bass Greatest of era and most recorded - Jimmy Cobb: drums What are the 5 different in design albums in 1959? 1. Kind of Blue: Miles Davis 2. 3. 4. 5. Style of Beebop - Fast tempos - Complex harmony - Unable to sing melodies - No written arrangements Thurs. 17 March Evolution of Jazz Style of Cool School - Light weight tone quality - Moderate tempos - Lyrical approach to improvisation - Sometimes use of written arrangements Dave Brubeck - Cool School - Song: “Take 5” - “Blue Rondo Al La Turk” Bill Evans - Piano Trio - Song: “All of You” Stan Getz - The Duke Ellington of Brazil - Song: “The Girl from Ipanema” - Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobism - Rhythm: Bossa Nova Nat King Cole - Song: “It’s Only a Papermoon”
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