MUS307 Lecture_Notes_10_31_07

MUS307 Lecture_Notes_10_31_07 - the harsh bitey tone of...

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Lecture Notes 10 31 07 Hard bop big bands* Cool Jazz Going on at same time as hard bop Development of bebop Mid 50s – Mid 60s West coast musicians, mostly in big bands, especially white members Big bands disbanded, musicians ended up in LA doing TV and stuff, then adapted with bebop West coast jazz = cool jazz Different sensibility Hard bop is hard driven and crazy Cool jazz isn’t as bluesy, more based in European classical music Incorporate harmonies of bebop Smoother Lenny Tristano – piano player, different way to improvise over complex chord changes from Charlie Parker, influenced west coast musicians Lee Konitz – Greatest saxophone player of era after Parker. Alto sax, different tone than
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Unformatted text preview: the harsh bitey tone of Parker. Had a soft, whispy tone. Influenced by Lester Young, relaxed way of playing. Didn’t show off chops as much, tried to play interesting melodies. Stan Kenton: Cool jazz big band. Big band from swing era that kept his band and adapted his music after the war. Lee Konitz came through him. Played piano. 1949 recording: birth of the cool Gave cool jazz its name Miles Davis Popularized the idea of jazz being cool sounded Chet Baker – Trumpet, west coast musician, most famous gig was in a quartet with jerry mulligan Jerry Mullilgan - Baritone Sax Dave Brubeck – Very popular, famous album Time Out, unusual time signatures (DO THIS ALBUM)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course MUS 307 taught by Professor Heflin during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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