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Music 2/22 Charlie Parker- saxophone virtuoso incredible melodic gift. One of the most influential jazz musicians. Disjunct melody Virtuosic solos Small combo Emphasis on improvisation, not arrangement of prewritten materials Cool Jazz Many swing fans denounced bop Interested in Dixieland revival Also spurs new style – cool jazz, then modern jazz Slower, gentle rhythm Timbre is softer, wider palette (snare brushes, tuba, vibraphone, frech horn) More emphasis on melody More relaxed, experimental Harmony is now always conventional – modal jazz Miles Davis (1929-1991) Launched more jazz styles than anyone Also launched many careers Distinctive trumpet style – mute
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Unformatted text preview: Lyrical, gentle sound Modern Jazz In late 1950s jazz style fragments Many new styles emerge Huge variety of jazz being performed Never regains popularity of swing era though Modern jazz styles Latin jazz stan getz boss nova Jazz- Rock fusion (1960s on) o Blend of traditional jazz and rock elements o Electric instrument, rock rhythms Neo-traditional jazz 1980s on revives the combo idea of the 1950s-60s had to overcome trend toward fusion use traditional instruments, old tunes swing fee;, some bop mixed in Wynton Marsalis...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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