Jazz Styles and Genres

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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)
vocalese(wav)

  Required Textbooks (available on amazon.com)

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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

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Concert Reviews(pdf)
Listening Journals(pdf)
Spring 2017 Syllabus [REVISED](pdf)

  Musical Examples

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week 02: 12-bar (AAB) blues(wav)
week 02: antiphony (call and response): 3 examples(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 04: trading fours(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:

"Original Faubus Fables" & "Freedom" (lyrics): Charles Mingus(pdf)
"Strange Fruit" (lyrics): as sung by Billie Holiday(pdf)
Blues in a popular song ("West End Blues"/"Stormy Weather")(pdf)
Duke Ellington explains "Harlem Air Shaft"(pdf)
How Count Basie created "head arrangements"(pdf)
two examples of early blues lyrics(pdf)

  Readings

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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 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: Definitive Dolphy, Recent Rollins(pdf)
Week 11: Miles Davis in Retrospect(pdf)
Week 12: Protest Jazz(pdf)
Week 12: Sonny Rollins Speaks(pdf)
Week 13: A Day in a (Double) Like(pdf)
Week 13: From Russia with Jazz(pdf)
Week 14: Brass Fantasies(pdf)
Week 14: Jazz Ain't Dead, But Charlie Parker Is(pdf)
Week 14: One Divided by Four Equals Infinity(pdf)


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