Jazz Seminar
Saxophone Innovators

In honor of Jackie McLean
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
COURSE NUMBER: 141S
COURSE TITLE: Jazz Saxophone Innovators
PROFESSOR: Paul Jeffrey

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION:
PREREQUISITES: Some performance ability in a jazz medium and Music 074
PERMISSION REQUIRED: Yes
OTHER: Ability to read music and a basic knowledge of harmony

SYNOPSIS OF COURSE CONTENT: Many jazz saxophonists were innovators for their instrument and for their art. Particularly important are their improvisations in which technical and musical challenges were met in new ways. Through an analysis of the solos of leading saxophonists (both by listening to their recordings and by examining transcriptions in score) in roughly chronological order, we shall trace the contributions of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and others to the jazz tradition.

ASSIGNMENTS: Listening and reading
EXAMINATIONS: Midterm and final examination
TERM PAPER: None
GRADE TO BE BASED ON: Class participation, midterm, and final

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