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MUS 2000 Hard Bop Through Miles Davis

MUS 2000 Hard Bop Through Miles Davis - Hard Bop A reaction...

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Hard Bop A reaction to the anemic, cool jazz records that exploited the superficial elements of west coast. Pendulum Theory Return to roots: gospel and blues influences Simpler harmony, rhythm and melody than bebop Powerful, explosive, hard driving “Funk” became an important concept.
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Hard Bop Standard group was the Quintet– Piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and tenor sax. The first era when the LP was firmly entrenched. (Technology influences the music) Three important bands Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Horace Silver Miles Davis
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Art Blakey Moanin’ Drummer and leader of the Jazz Messengers Epitomized the loosening of jazz drumming styles. Used loud intrusions as accompanimental figures.
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Art Blakey Listening “Moanin” – 1958 Example of Call and Response Form is AABA Bridge has no call and response
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Art Blakey Listening Blues March – 1958 Drum solo: is reminiscent of a marching band functions as an interlude between solos Form is 12 bar blues
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Art Blakey Listening Dat Dere (Not the Ricky Lee Jones tune!) Composed 1960 by Bobby Timmons – Pianist in Blakey’s Jazz Messengers Form is AABA Groove is easy swing until the bridge, then a shuffle.
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Horace Silver Horace Silver Composer, Pianist & Bandleader
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