Chapter 14

Chapter 14 - C hapter 14- Virtuoso Soloists Combos-small...

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Chapter 14- Virtuoso Soloists Combos-small groups (rather than big bands) that allow soloists to improvise several choruses at a time. Telling a story- a sort of musical narrative, a presenting of ideas in a logical, linear fashion 1. 52 nd street A street in Manhattan that became known as “swing street”’ o Nightclubs that specialized in small jazz Coleman Hawkins o Tenor Saxophonist o Preeminent Jazz soloist in the 1930s o Played for a time with Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds o Later joined Fletcher Henderson o Tempo Rubato-fluctuating tempo o Hawkins’ Musical Style Dark, heavy tone Played with a wide vibrato Pursued Harmonic Improvisation A solo approach based entirely on the chord progression Double-time Playing eighth notes twice as fast as the tempo dictates o Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra “Body and Soul” 1939
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Lester Young 1909-1959 o Tenor Saxophonist Played with a light, airy tone o Joined the Count Basie band o Cutting Contest against Coleman Hawkins
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