week of lecture notes for MCY 124 Evolution of Jazz
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bailey Souaid on Friday April 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MCY 124 at University of Miami taught by Charles Bergeron in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see The Evolution of Jazz in Musicology at University of Miami.
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Tues. 29 March Evolution of Jazz 3 Major Albums 1. “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis 1959 2. “Time out” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet 1959 3. “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane 1959 John Coltrane Born in North Carolina in 1926, grew up in Philadelphia Tenor Sax Career with Miles Davis from 19551959 (“Kind of Blue” Album) Song: “’Round Midnight” Left Miles Davis and made his own album “Giant Steps” 1959 Recorded for a label owned by two brothers from Turkey Song: “Stepping out” (harmony, melody, rhythm=complex) John Coltrane Quartet John Coltrane: tenor sax Elvin Jones: drums McCoy Tyner: piano Jimmy Garrison: bass Song: “My Favorite Things” John Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme” Coltrane’s most important album of his career December 1964 Song: “My One and Only Love” by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 4 movements (like a symphony) Thurs. 31 March Evolution of Jazz The John Coltrane Quartet=complexity PostBop Style Characteristics complex harmonic approach rhythmic complexity Elvin Jones led incredibly influential quartet great ballad player (Voice: Johnny Hartman) ushers in free jazz movement soprano saxophone Song: “The Jupiter Variation” Album: “A Love Supreme” recorded in ’64 and released in ‘65 Avante Garde // Free Jazz Movement Ornette Coleman alto sax Texas Album: “The Shape of Jazz to Come” Song: “Lonely Women” Charles Mingus Worked in all 5 subsets of modern Jazz Bassist/ composer Album: “Mingus Ah UM” Song: “Fables of Faubus” Modern Jazz: 5 Subsets 1. Bee Bop 2. Cool School (Miles Davis, Stan Getz) 3. Hard Bop (Horace Silver, Composer and Clifford Brown, Trumpet) 4. Post Bop (Coltrane) 5. Avante Garde (Coleman)