Music 80 Notes Essay

663 words - 3 pages

• Big Bands (30’s-40s)
o Benny Goodman- Chicago; “King of Jazz”
• “Stompin’ at the Savoy”- 1934
• named after the Savoy Ballroom in New York
• AABA form- American Form
• Short solos
• Smooth- no climax
• Doesn't destroy the mood consistency of the piece
• User friendly→ pop music
• Well- strucutred
• “Sing, Sing, Sing”- 1937
• most famous piece by benny goodmand and porbably the entire swing era
• most recognizable part of the song is Gene Krupa’s drumming, which exists as a motif throughout the song
o gene krupa very specific drumming style- jungle style→ pounding sound
• band comes in screaming
• very stylize- accurate- used for movie
• not entirely written- drum and solos ...view middle of the document...

Louis Blues”- 1958
• same lyrics and melody, but puts a spin to it
• double time- fast; ending→ 4 times faster than the original
• scats singing at the ending and doesn't come back to the st. Louis blues lyrics just scatting
• The Pop Big Bands- 40s
o Tommy Dorsey
• “ On the Sunny Side of the Street”
• Americas pop music
• “champagne jazz”
• 1940s
• easy-listening smooth tempo
• almost no solos
• The Late Forties: Modern Jazz and Be-bop
o IMPORTANT NAMES:
• Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) (1917-1993)
• Charlie Parker (alto sax) (1920-1955)
• Thelonious Monk (piano) (1917-1983)
• Max Roach (drums) (1924-2007)
o Charlie Parker
• “Shaw ‘Nuff-1945
• written by Dizzy Gillespie
• based on “ I got Rhythm” originally by George Gershwin
• “Koko”- 1945
• based on “Cherokee” solo originally by Ray Noble
o AABA
• Intro/solo/outro → no more head in or out
o Solos come right in after the intro
• “Parker’s Mood”- 1948
• no one played Charlie Parker’s part better than he did
•...

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