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Title:George Russell's Jazz Workshop: The Composer's Style and Original Methods of 1956
Author(s):Kenagy, Peter Ellis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Teofilo Carrillo
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):American Studies
Abstract:George Russell's musical language touches on many familiar elements in jazz composition: practices of blues, swing, and improvisation; conventions of big band arranging; the Afro-Latin influence; and popular song form. But his music also makes use of ideas that were rare in jazz at that time, such as suite form, dissonant counterpoint, pantonality, and the modal (scalar) approach to composition and improvisation his own theory had informed. This study concludes that with the music of his 1956 Jazz Workshop period, Russell was able to integrate his pursuits of music theory, composition, and performance into a unified, original, and influential art.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:198 p.
Thesis (A.Mus.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85825
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3406762
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009


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