Jazz Music

Jazz Music From the choices provided below, select a jazz musician for your paper of 600 to 800 words. You will be writing about the historic jazz style represented by this musician, as well as his or her individual performance style. An abundance of choices will allow you to write with genuine enthusiasm about one of your favorites. (Please note that we have excluded Miles Davis and John Coltrane from the list“they are simply too popular to include on the list.) For the musician: discuss the general characteristics of the historic jazz style; describe the individual stylistic characteristics for which the performer is known; select one piece that features a notable performance and provide your observations from listening to the piece; provide a conclusion that offers insight into the artistry and significance of the piece and performer you have selected. This assignment is an extension of the work you have been doing on the discussion boards. Topics questions can serve to guide your own investigation of the piece you have selected. The one caveat is to make sure that you select a recording that is not assigned listening“be it recordings on the lesson pages, the discussion boards, or on the Unit listening lists. As far as that goes, there are several more lessons before the end of the semester. There is one remaining discussion board, and there are recordings on the Unit 5 Listening List (that will be presented in Lessons 13 and 14). These recordings“and all recordings from Lessons 12, 13, and 14“are also off limits. The remaining lessons are available to you, so that you can check to make sure that your selection is not a recording from the lesson pages. In addition, here are the recordings on the remaining discussion board, along with those on the Unit 5 Listening List: Discussion Board #10 recordings: Miles Davis, œBitches Brew (Miles Davis), New York, August 19, 1969 Miles Davis, œSivad (Miles Davis), Live at The Cellar Door, Washington, DC, December 19, 1970 Weather Report, œBirdland (Joe Zawinul), Hollywood, 1976 Weather Report, œThis is This (Josef Zawinul), Los Angeles, CA, 1986 Chick Corea, œSteps “ What Was (Chick Corea), New York, March 1968 Chick Corea, œNow He Sings, Now He Sobs (Chick Corea), New York, March 14, 19 and 27, 1968 Return to Forever, œSpain (Chick Corea), London, October 1972 Herbie Hancock, œSly (Herbie Hancock), San Francisco, CA, Fall, 1973 Keith Jarrett, œLandscape For Future Earth (Keith Jarrett), Oslo, Norway, November, 1971 Keith Jarrett, œAll The Things You Are (J. Kern/O. Hammerstein), New York, January 1983 Unit 5 Listening List: The Wynton Marsalis Quartet, œKnozz-Moe-King (Wynton Marsalis), Washington, D.C., December 19 and 20, 1986 Wynton Marsalis, œCaravan (D. Ellington/J. Tizol/Mills), New York, May 29-30 and September 24-25, 1986 Michael Brecker, œSlings and Arrows (Michael Brecker), New York, 1996 Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet, œCool Struttin’ (Sonny Clark), 1986 Tito Puente, œRoyal ˜T’ (Tito Puente), San Francisco, January 18-19, 1993 Medeski Martin & Wood, œHey-Hee-Hi-Ho (MMW), New York, December 15-22, 1997 Roy Hargrove Quintet, œMental Phrasing (Roy Hargrove), New York, January 16 and 17, 1994 Brad Mehldau, œMonk’s Dream (Thelonious Monk), Live at Village Vanguard, New York, July 29-August 3, 1997 Historic jazz recordings have become very easy to purchase online as mp3 downloads. If you don’t already have the recording you have selected, an mp3 purchase is a very reasonable and affordable way to obtain the recording. In the header for your paper, be sure to include: The artist you have selected The title of the piece The year of the original recording Other performers on the recording Note: This is not a research paper. Your online lessons provide ample information. If quoting from these lessons, place the words in quotation marks and use a parenthetic citation, such as (Hopkins, Lesson 11). You may use other sources, but be sure to document these sources and properly attribute quotations. Select an artist from the choices provided: Pre-Swing (New Orleans/Chicago): Trumpet/corinet Joe Oliver Louis Armstrong Bix Beiderbecke Clarinet/Sop. Sydney Bechet Johnny Dodds Jimmie Noone Trombone Edward œKid Ory Saxophone Frankie Trumbauer Piano Lil Hardin Armstrong Jelly Roll Morton Fletcher Henderson (pre-swing, swing) Earl Hines (pre-swing, swing) Fats Waller (pre-swing, swing) James P. Johnson (stride) Willie œThe Lion Smith (stride) Guitar/banjo Johnny St. Cyr Eddie Lang Violin Joe Venuti Drums Sid Catlett Baby Dodds Swing: Trumpet Bubber Miley Cootie Williams Harry œSweets Edison Buck Clayton Roy Eldridge Trombone Joe Nanton Vic Dickenson Clarinet Benny Goodman Barney Bigard Jimmy Hamilton Alto Sax Johnny Hodges Benny Carter Earl Warren Willie Smith Tenor Sax Coleman Hawkins Lester Young Herchel Evans Ben Webster Baritone Sax Harry Carney Piano Duke Ellington Count Basie Art Tatum Teddy Wilson Vibraphone Lionel Hampton Red Norvo Guitar Freddy Green Django Reinhardt Charlie Christian (swing, bop) Violin Stephane Grappelli Stuff Smith Bass Walter Page Jimmie Blanton Drums Jo Jones Sonny Greer Gene Krupa Chick Webb Buddy Rich (swing, bop) Modern: Bebop: Trumpet Dizzy Gillespie Red Rodney Trombone J.J. Johnson Kai Winding Alto Sax Charlie Parker Tenor Sax Dexter Gordon Piano Bud Powell Thelonious Monk (bop, hard bop) Duke Jordan Al Haig Vibraphone Milt Jackson (bop, cool) Bass Curly Russell Tommy Potter Oscar Pettiford Drums Kenny Clarke Max Roach (bop, hard bop) Roy Haynes Modern: Cool/West Coast: Trumpet Chet Baker Clarinet Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet/sax) Alto Sax Lee Konitz Paul Desmond Art Pepper Tenor Sax Stan Getz Baritone Sax Gerry Mulligan (bop, cool) Piano Lennie Tristano (cool, free) Dave Brubeck Guitar Jim Hall Bass Ralph Pena Bob Bates Eugene Wright Drums Joe Morello Chico Hamilton Modern: Hard bop: Trumpet Clifford Brown Lee Morgan Freddie Hubbard Trombone Curtis Fuller Alto Sax Cannonball Adderley Jackie Mclean Phil Woods Gigi Gryce Tenor Sax Sonny Rollins Wayne Shorter (hard bop, fusion) Piano Wynton Kelly Red Garland Horace Silver McCoy Tyner (hard bop, free) Tommy Flanagan John Lewis (third stream) Oscar Peterson Organ Jimmy Smith Groove Holmes Guitar Wes Montgomery Kenny Burrell Grant Green Joe Pass Bass Charles Mingus (bop, hard bop, free) Paul Chambers Jimmy Garrison (hard bop, free) Scott LaFaro Ron Carter Ray Brown Drums Philly Joe Jones Art Blakey Jimmy Cobb Tony Williams (hard bop, fusion) Billy Higgins (hard bop, free) Pianists (Worked with Davis) Bill Evans Herbie Hancock (hard bop, fusion) Chick Corea (hard bop, fusion) Keith Jarrett (hard bop, free, fusion) Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald Sarah Vaughan Betty Carter Cassandra Wilson Diana Krall (1990’s) Misc. Jazz Orchestras/Ensembles Woody Herman Orchestra Stan Kenton Orchestra Carla Bley Maria Schneider Big Band Latin Jazz Chano Pozo (congas-bebop) Tito Puente (percussion) Chucho Valdes (piano) Arturo Sandoval (trumpet) Paquito D’Rivera (alto sax, clarinet) Free/Avant-Garde: Trumpet Don Cherry Lester Bowie Alto Sax Ornette Coleman Eric Dolphy Anthony Braxton (woodwinds) Marshall Allen (woodwinds) Tenor Sax Albert Ayler Archie Shepp Roland Kirk Piano Cecil Taylor Sun Ra (keyboards) Paul Bley Bass Charlie Haden Dave Holland Drums Paul Motian Fusion: Trumpet Randy Brecker Piano/Keyboard Joe Zawinul Lyle Mays Guitar Pat Metheny John Scofield John McLaughlin Mike Stern Violin Jean-Luc Ponty Bass Jaco Pastorius (electric) Stanley Clarke (electric) Drums Billy Cobham Steve Gadd 1980’s: Trumpet Wynton Marsalis Alto Sax Kenny Garrett David Sanborn John Zorn Steve Coleman Tenor Sax Michael Brecker David Liebman Gary Thomas Piano Marcus Roberts Bass John Patitucci Robert Hurst Drums Dave Weckl Jeff œTain Watts 90’s and Beyond: Trumpet Roy Hargrove Dave Douglas Alto Sax Greg Osby Tenor Sax Joshua Redman James Carter Chris Potter Mark Turner Piano Cyrus Chestnut Gonzalo Rubalcaba Brad Mehldau Jason Moran John Medeski (keyboards) Ethan Iverson Esbjorn Svensson Guitar Bill Frisell Russell Malone Kurt Rosenwinkel Violin Regina Carter Jenny Scheinman Bass Christian McBride Larry Grenadier Reid Anderson Chris Wood Drums Brian Blade Terri Lyne Carrington Bill Stewart Jorge Rossy Jeff Ballard Dave King Billy Martin

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