Lecture 18 Kind of Blue

Lecture 18 Kind of Blue - Flamenco Sketches- no head- just...

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Lecture 18 Kind of Blue, Bill Evans Kind of Blue -1959- most influential jazz album of all time Miles Davis Sextet Coltrane - ten sax Cannonball Adderly - Al sax Bill Evans - pno Paul Chambers  –bass Jimmy Cobb - dr First album dedicated to the use of modes Revolutionary 1. use of church modes instead of major and minor scale 2. improv based on modes(scales) instead of chords no-preset chord changes- chords are used by are not predetermined toward freedom in 1960s jazz whole new way of structuring a jazz performance So What-  traditional form-AABA Call and response  Each soloist approaches the challenge differently Evans- voices chords in 4ths instead of 3rds
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Unformatted text preview: Flamenco Sketches- no head- just 5 modes with no predetermined lengths - not all cd Bill Evans Trio Freer approach Free rhythm section interplay All members free from playing the pulse Evans- father of modern jazz piano Clusters, rootless voicings, damper pedal, organic improv Scott LaFaro Father of modern jazz bass Faster, used three fingers, lowered strings Plays melodies and bass parts at the same time Paul Motian- dr. does not always play pulse, plays tone colors as well as rhythms Alice in Wonderland- from Village Vanguard Triple meter...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course SCHC 367 taught by Professor Mr.valerio during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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