Jazz Piano

Jazz Piano - Repetitive pattern Ostenato Right hand improvs...

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Jazz Piano Stride Left hand technique James P Johnson ‘Father of Stride’ 230 pop tunes, symphonic tunes, musicals 1894-1955 1921- ‘Carolina Shout’ Made on piano roll ‘You’ve Got to be Modernistic’ ‘Charleston’ Became a dance Strictly piano, never big band ‘Harlem Stride’ Style centered in Harlem Rent parties Stride players played in apartment, contest to see who was better Winner collected money to pay rent Fats Waller Influenced by Johnson First jazz musician to use organ ‘After Your Gone’ Tempo changes ‘Handful of Keys’ 1929 Became test piece after ‘Carolina Shout’ AABAA + A - AABA B – ABAC Boogie Strictly a piano style Referred to as ‘Fast Blues’ or ‘Fast Western’ Texas, Louisiana Based on blues structure Often 12 bar blues Left Hand- Only a few standard basslines
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Unformatted text preview: Repetitive pattern Ostenato Right hand improvs chords Jimmy Yancey 1884-195something Meade Lux Lewis Influenced by Yancey Honky Tonk Train Big Joe Turner Rebecca Pete Johnson - piano Shout singer Some piano playing Mary Lou Williams 1910-1981 Born in Atlanta, married sax player John Williams at 17. The Cinco Jazzers 1930s- wrote for Louis Armstrong, Bennie Goodman, Duke Ellington 1940s- mentor for Dizzy Gillespie First jazz musician to solo with a major symphony orchestra Roll em 1975 Andy Kirk Established Kansas City Style Swing Jazz Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy Mary Lou Williams- piano and composer...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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