honors test 3 Sprimg 2011

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Jazz: America’s Musical Voice Test 3 SPRING 2011 Answer a total of three questions. Answer no more than one from each part. Part 1 1. Compare and contrast Dat Dere by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Bernie’s Tune ( 1956) by the Gerry Mulligan Sextet as examples of Hard Bop and Cool Jazz respectively. What typical characteristics of each style are present? Describe the rhythm section and how they play etc. Describe each soloist’s approach, etc. Give specific references and timings. Relate each approach to each other and classic bebop. Compare and contrast Dat Dere to The Preacher . Compare and contrast Bernie’s Tune with I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love with Me. Part 2 2. Write a report on the Bill Evans interview: The Universal Mind of Bill Evans with his brother, Harry Evans- the complete interview is linked here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsnh21ae6YI Describe what they say about jazz, improvisation, teaching jazz, music in general, etc. what does he mean by the universal mind? Steve Allen introduces the film. 3. Listen to Bill Evans on the Marion McPartland Piano Jazz radio program and describe what they play and say. Part 3
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