Jazz Styles and Genres

Files:

bebop(wav)
bolero(wav)
bossa nova(wav)
chamber jazz(wav)
cool jazz(wav)
free jazz(wav)
hard bop(wav)
jazz funk(wav)
jazz fusion(wav)
mambo over 2-3 clave(wav)
mambo over 3-2 clave(wav)
samba(wav)
soul jazz(wav)
vocalese(wav)

  Required Textbooks (available on amazon.com)

Files:

Jazz 101(pdf)
Jazz Masters of the '30s(pdf)

  Instruments

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clarinet(wav)
saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)(wav)
trombone(wav)
trumpet(wav)

  Course Requirements

Files:

Concert Review(pdf)
Listening Journal(pdf)
Syllabus(pdf)

  Musical Examples

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week 02: 12-bar (AAB) blues(wav)
week 02: antiphony (call and response): 3 examples(wav)
week 02: trades(wav)
week 03: improvised counterpoint(wav)
week 03: spontaneous polyphony(wav)
week 04: popular song form AABA ("Body and Soul")(wav)
week 04: popular song form ABAC ("How High the Moon")(wav)
week 04: riffs used a melody(wav)
week 04: riffs used to accompany a soloist(wav)
week 05: saxophone soli(wav)
week 05: shout chorus (and coda)(wav)

  Course Handouts

All handouts for the course can be found here.

Files:

Blues in a popular song ("West End Blues"/"Stormy Weather")(pdf)
Chales Mingus: "Original Faubus Fables" and "Freedom"(pdf)
Duke Ellington explains "Harlem Air Shaft"(pdf)
How Count Basie created "head arrangements"(pdf)
They Can't Take That Away from Me (lyirc)(pdf)
two examples of early blues lyrics(pdf)

  Readings

Files:

Week 01: On the Importance of Jazz(pdf)
Week 04: The Birth of Swing(pdf)
Week 05: The Definition of Jazz(pdf)
Week 06: Genius on the Edge(pdf)
Week 06: The Tradition Continues(pdf)
Week 07: Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday(pdf)
Week 08: How Phrasing and Space Can Radically Improve Your Solos(pdf)
Week 09: Afro Cuban Jazz: The Journey(pdf)
Week 09: Fifty Years of "Body and Soul"(pdf)
Week 09: Our Man from Havana(pdf)
Week 11: Coltrane on Coltrane(pdf)
Week 11: Dark Passions, Bright Moments(pdf)
Week 11: Miles Davis in Retrospect(pdf)
Week 11: Recent Rollins(pdf)
Week 11: Sonny Rollins Speaks(pdf)
Week 13: A Day in a (Double) Life(pdf)
Week 13: From Russia with Jazz(pdf)
Week 14: Brass Fantasies(pdf)
Week 14: One Divided by Four Equals Infinity(pdf)
Week 15: Jazz Ain't Dead, But Charlie Parker Is(pdf)


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