Musicology 3 wk 7 - jazz today

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Musicology 3 wk 7 - jazz today

  1. 1. JAZZ TODAY
  2. 2. KEITH JARRET • During 1970’s played acoustic original and/or freely improvised music. • The Koln Concert 1975. • 1983 formed The Standards Trio with Gary Peacock (bass) & Jack DeJohnette (dr’s)
  3. 3. WYNTON MARSARLIS
  4. 4. WYNTON MARSARLIS • Jazz Trumpeter, born 1961. • 1981 releases debut album. • Worked with Jazz Messengers & Herbie Hancock. • 1985 released Black Codes (From the Underground) • 1987 begins work with Lincoln Centre in NewYork. • 2000 Ken Burns makes documentary Jazz.
  5. 5. DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES • 1985 Sting breaks away from The Police. • Hires an all African-American group of jazz musicians – Branford Marsarlis (Sax), Kenny Kirkland (piano), Darryl Jones (bass) and Omar Hakim (dr’s). • Release Dream of the Blue Turtles and the whole process is filmed/recorded for a documentary and live album – Bring on the Night
  6. 6. M-BASE • Steve Coleman (Sax), with musicians Graham Haynes (tpt), CassandraWilson (vocals), Geri Allen (pn), Robin Eubanks (trombone) and Greg Osby (Sax)form M-Base • Macro - Basic Array of Structured Extemporizations • “a way of thinking about creating music, it is not the music itself.”The conception is one focused on personal experience (growth) expressed through music (creativity).
  7. 7. MILES DAVIS • 1985 records You’re Under Arrest which features Human Nature and Time After Time. • Pop instrumentation and recording techniques.
  8. 8. JAZZ REPERTOIRE? • Jazz “standards” of the 1980/90’s • Human Nature – Michael Jackson • Dream of the Blue Turtles – Sting • Rockit – Herbie Hancock • Officium – Jan Garbarek
  9. 9. ACID JAZZ • House party and dance music with jazz improvisation. • Developed in the early 1990’s, particularly in U.K • Bands includes - Us3,Brand New Heavies,Incognito and Jamrioquai
  10. 10. PAT METHENY • Guitarist, born 1954. • Thought to be one of the originators of The Real Book. • Debut album Bright Sized Life – 1976 • Prolific musician, defies classification.
  11. 11. CROSSOVER • Jazz and Indian • jazz and Balkan • Jazz and Jewish • Jazz and Gaelic • Jazz and Scandanavian folk music • Jazz and all Latin American styles and regions, • and on, and on….
  12. 12. ECM • Based in Munich, Germany. • High quality and diverse styles. • Representative of Jazz as international music.
  13. 13. BEYOND… • Jazz as approach?

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