Browse Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music by Contributor "McNeill, Charles"

  • Sponcia, Kristin J. (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This research explores the practical and performance challenges and advantages of jazz singing and improvising in two contrasting contexts: vocalists accompanied by a separate piano player and rhythm section ...

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  • Liu, Teng-Wen (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-03-10)
    The purpose of this study is to discover how Dick Oatts interprets jazz standards selected from his album Standard Issue I & II and what the most important elements of his improvisations in the selected pieces are. ...

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  • Barnett, Adrian Arthur (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Ronnie Cuber stands out as one of the most notable baritone saxophonists in recent history. Throughout his career he has worked alongside a variety of notable musicians such as Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Eddie ...

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  • Vega, Carlos E. (University of Illinois, 2009)
    This project is an analysis of the jazz improvisation concepts utilized by tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza. This analysis will be drawn from a series of nine written transcriptions of improvised solos that span from 1986 ...

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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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  • Nichols, Benjamin Edward (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    Jerry Bergonzi (1947- ) is a late-twentieth and twenty-first century jazz saxophonist and composer, often associated with the 1970’s New York Loft Scene. This paper discusses methods Bergonzi uses to write original ...

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  • Beltran, Michael Paul (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    In 1957, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis traveled to Paris to record the soundtrack to Elevator to the Gallows. The film featured a completely improvised score, which the band recorded as they played to edited cuts of the ...

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  • Weiss, Howard Scott (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    The purpose of this thesis research is to present, examine, and analyze the improvisational traits of saxophonist Ed Calle across multiple genres. An extensive and thorough interview with Calle conducted by the author ...

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  • Lautenbach, Andrew Arthur (School of Music, College of Fine + Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    Arnett Cobb and Illinois Jacquet represent the epitome of the ‘Texas Tenor’ saxophone style, known for its extremes of register, one-note riff repetitions, vocal blues-based call-and-response structures, and non-Western ...

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