All that Jazz
All that Jazz! (new)
THL Mondays 1015-1215 fortnightly from 8th Oct
Convener: Gordon Bull
What are the major styles of jazz? Why and where did the various styles develop? Who led the development of those styles?
If you have ever asked these questions, then come and find some answers. Presenters who know their stuff will be talking and playing lots of music to illustrate their bit of jazz. That makes for a stimulating and enjoyable course. You will hear great jazz from around the world by masters of their art and hear about their influence on the music and its development. Widen your musical knowledge, learn about the development of jazz, hear jazz styles you may not know and above all enjoy some wonderful music. The course will be completed with five more talks in the January term.
The presenters are:
8th Oct Roger Dickinson will talk on the Blues, one of the founding elements of jazz and an essential element of almost every style
22nd Oct Gordon Bull will talk about Swing, big bands derived from New Orleans style it was robust and vigorous dance music. Although a collective sound it offered musicians the chance to improvise.
5th Nov Francis Gould-Marks will talk about free and post-modern jazz where musicians shed ensemble arrangements and strived for a free impulse experience. Fusion took its rhythms from Rock & World music.
19th Nov Malcolm Cornwall will talk on Bebop where the soloists engaged in harmonic improvisation, often ignoring the melody after the first chorus but using the chord structure of the number
3rd Dec John Bain will talk about Hard Bop, which was an extension of Bop but more soulful, borrowing from Rhythm & Blues and Gospel with a sophisticated rhythm section.