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Title:A study of Bill Frisell through Paul Motian's On Broadway recordings
Author(s):Lewis, Travis Rex
Director of Research:Gray, Lawrence
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gray, Lawrence
Doctoral Committee Member(s):McNeill, Charles; Spencer, Joel; Tharp, Reynold
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Bill Frisell
Paul Motian
Jazz Guitar
Joe Lovano
On Broadway
Monk in Motian
Jazz
Abstract:This study examines Bill Frisell’s work through an analysis of his improvised solos on Paul Motian’s albums On Broadway Volumes 1, 2, 3, Bill Evans, and Monk in Motian while simultaneously examining Frisell’s guitar technique and his musical influences. The analysis of his solos on Motian’s album draw from a selection of twenty transcriptions with a focus on five elements: 1) Controlled Dissonance, 2) Syncopation, 3) Melody, Sequencing and Cells, 4) Note Bends, and 5) Dyads of Sixths and Thirds. The technique and influence sections are based on several interviews and articles about Frisell, as well as additional transcribed material from recordings throughout his career.
Issue Date:2016-11-28
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95343
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Travis Lewis
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-01
Date Deposited:2016-12


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