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Unformatted text preview: • Over 2000 compositions ranging in styles • Influential use of timbre • Distinctive style as a pianist • Hugely popular big band Modern Jazz • Less individual expression in swing • After big band shows, jam sessions come about o Informal, small combos o Lots of impovisation o Cutting contests- trade solos, contest of virtuosity Jam sessions mainstream by 1940’s • Cheaper to hire a combo • New fan base interested in virtuosity Bebop- different from swing and comes out of these new small combos(groups). Characteristic of bop • Fast complex rhythms • Disjunct melody • Complex harmony, extended chords • Small combos – sax, trumpet, bass, drums • Form is head-solos-head • Quote other music...
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- Spring '08
- Music, Duke Ellington, Charleston, small combos