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Lecture 3- - composer • Added elegance and sophistication to Jazz • Leader of most popular big band(orchestra Charlie Parker 1920-1955 •

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JAZZ • Improvisation • Rhythm sections in ensembles • Underlying pulse with syncopated melodies • Reliance on popular song forms and blues
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More Jazz Style Traits • Frequent use of blues scales for material • Performer of performer-composer aesthetic rather than a composer-centered music
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Louis Armstrong 1901-1971 • Made Jazz into Art • Invented Swing Rhythm • Influenced all who came after him
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Duke Ellington 1899-1971 • Greatest Jazz
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Unformatted text preview: composer • Added elegance and sophistication to Jazz • Leader of most popular big band (orchestra) Charlie Parker 1920-1955 • Greatest Saxophonist • Fast, complex, innovative solos • Created Bebop (with Dizzy, Monk etc…) John Coltrane 1926-1967 • Spiritual journey through his music • Sheets of Sound • Explored free improvisation as well as popular song forms and blues...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course FA 2004 taught by Professor Asweinstein during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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Lecture 3- - composer • Added elegance and sophistication to Jazz • Leader of most popular big band(orchestra Charlie Parker 1920-1955 •

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