Required Texts(pdf)Syllabus Spring 2022(pdf)Weekly Radio Listening Reports(pdf)
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)
clarinet(wav)saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)(wav)trombone(wav)trumpet(wav)xylophone v. vibraphone(wav)
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 04: sendoff(wav)week 05: saxophone soli(wav)week 05: shout chorus (and coda)(wav)
All handouts for the course can be found here.
Week 03: blues in a popular song ("West End Blues"/"Stormy Weather") (pdf)Week 03: two examples of early blues lyrics(pdf)Week 05: Duke Ellington explains "Harlem Air Shaft"(pdf)Week 06: Count Basie: head arrangements; "Shiny Stockings"(pdf)Week 07: They Can`t Take That Away from Me (lyric)(pdf)Week 11: Miles Davis: "So What" solo (transcribed)(pdf)Week 12: Charles Mingus: "Original Faubus Fables"(pdf)Week 12: Charles Mingus: "Self-Portrait in Three Colors" (lead sheet)(pdf)
Week 01: On the Importance of Jazz(pdf)Week 04: The Birth of Swing(pdf)Week 05: The Definition of Jazz(pdf)Week 06: Blues Backstage(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: Miles Davis and Pop Music(pdf)Week 11: Miles Davis in Retrospect(pdf)Week 12: Dark Passions, Bright Moments(pdf)Week 12: Recent Rollins(pdf)Week 12: Sonny Rollins Speaks(pdf)Week 13: A Day in a (Double) Life(pdf)Week 13: From Monk to Funk(pdf)Week 13: From Russia with Jazz(pdf)Week 13: Fusion Sells but Is it 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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