Jazz Ch. 9-10

  1. Free Jazz
    avant garde jazz from 1960s, improv that is free from preset chord progressions, difficult to follow, usually no piano, drums used as voice
  2. Jazz Rock Fusion
    Miles Davis (Bitches Brew), popular in 70s, next popular genre since Swing, electronic instruments
  3. Modal Jazz
    Miles Davis (Kind of Blue), John Coltrane (My Favorite Things), guided by notes in scales
  4. Acid Jazz
    dance music by DJs, sampling, looping, dubbing
  5. Race Records
    music marketed to black people
  6. Smooth Jazz
    80s jazz, appealed to listeners, minimalism, pop, new age, less challenging, Kenny G.
  7. Ornette Coleman
    Alto sax, Free Jazz, freedom from preset chords, set tempo, written melodies
  8. Cecil Taylor
    pianist, complex musical textures, unit structures, jagged and dense comping, no swing feeling
  9. Bill Evans
    pianist, most influential, smooth and subtle, used modes in composition
  10. Miles Davis
    Trumpet, quintet one of best combo bands, pioneered Modal jazz and Rock Fusion
  11. John Coltrane
    Tenor/soprano sax, dark and biting tone, speed, giant steps, dense imrovs
  12. Chick Corea
    Pianist, Return to Forever: jazz rock fusion Spanish themes, Electrik Band: more rock and keyboard rhythms
  13. Herbie Hancock
    pianist, Miles Davis Quintet, known for originality, singable, pop influence, iconic 80’s dance songs (animatronics)
  14. John McLaughlin
    British fusion guitarist, syncopations typical of rock, rock effects, sounds hard and metallic. Mahavishnu Orchestra (Indian influence)
  15. Weather Report
    band founded by Joe Zawinul: keyboard, Wayne Shorter: tenor sax, Miles Davis Quintet, Miroslav Vitous (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass). Lots of improv, rhythm/melody came from any member, no difference between solo and accompaniment
Card Set
Jazz Ch. 9-10
Final test