Cool Jazz - Cool Jazz/ Bossa Nova General attributes Often...

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Cool Jazz/ Bossa Nova General attributes Often associated with white musicians on the LA scene in the 1950s Many of these musicians worked with the big bands of woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and Claude thornhill Primary inspirations Miles Davis Lester Young Gil Evans Boplicity From Davis’ landmark “Birth of the Cool” album arranger Gil Evans. Album was recorded in 1949.and is considered the “cool jazz” style. Instrumentation: ten piece “little big band” Medium tempo swing Once upon a Summertime Collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans: Quiet Nights. Ballad featuring trumpet with 19 piece big band. Impressionism influence very evident in Evans’ arrangement of this piece Take Five In 5/4 meter: five beats for every measure. The groove is felt in groups of 3’s and 2’s. Count 1,2,3,1,2 Features Paul Desmond on alto saxophone- another icon of the cool jazz movement. He was said to have a sound “like a dry martini” Blue Rondo a la Turk
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course MUSICOLOGY 125 taught by Professor Donaldthompson during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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