Browse School of Music by Contributor "Gray, Lawrence"

  • Song, Josh Jonghun (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is an innovative musician who stands out as perhaps one of the three most influential jazz guitarists since the 1980s, together with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Frisell was influenced by ...

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  • Widenhofer, Marc Stephen (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Bill Evans was one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. From his 1956 record, New Jazz Conceptions, until his untimely death in 1980, Bill Evans led a trio that would defy the confines and roles of ...

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  • Gobbo, Jose Emilio Junior (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This study investigates the musical elements that define the style of guitarist Toninho Horta, focusing on his harmonic conception. My methodology consisted of transcriptions and analyses ...

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  • Swanson, Erik (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017)
    George Van Eps (1913-1998) is a legendary figure among jazz guitarists, not only for his innovation in developing and performing on a 7-string instrument and the ability to perform unaccompanied, but also for his ...

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  • Reid, Tomeka (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-27)
    Stringed instruments naturally possess a vocal quality where, similar to the human voice, notes can be modified through bends and slides, lending themselves to numerous styles of music. As jazz, and the blues are America’s ...

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  • Schnorr, Christian (2014-05-30)
    This dissertation discusses the postbob-drumming contributions of percussionist, composer and educator Joe Chambers. The analysis of his musical style and concept will focus on the period between his 1964 recording debut ...

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  • Cordoba, Derick (2017-04-14)
    This dissertation discusses the lineage of liturgical jazz with a particular focus on Edgar Eugene “Ed” Summerlin (1928-2006). This lineage stretches back into the late 1950s, but has largely been unexplored beyond a select ...

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  • Ashe, Whitney (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This document addresses the musical and professional development that pianist and composer Chick Corea underwent between the years 1964-1971. The recordings examined in this document demonstrate how Corea assimilated ...

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  • Guzman Borrero, Jose Enrique (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This project documents Pat Metheny's unique ideas in improvisations from his jazz guitar trio performances. Even though Metheny went on to create other projects, he continues to return to the trio format for a total of ...

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  • Turner, George Michael (University of Illinois, 2015-04)
    The piano, guitar, bass trio was a well known instrumental combination in jazz in the 1940s and 1950s. The format was first popularized by the Nat “King” Cole Trio. The Nat Cole Trio’s arrangements distilled big band ...

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