I. Musical Orientation

weeks of 12 and 19 January:
Basic Musical Concepts

week of 26 January:
Forms


II. Early Jazz

week of 2 February
Historical Background to New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Jazz

week of 9 February
Jazz in the 1920s
Louis Armstrong


III. The Swing Era

week of 16 February:
Swing Bands

week of 23 February:
Kansas City Swing
Duke Ellington

Wednesday: Review/Catchup
Wednesday, 27 February: Midterm I

week of 9 March:
Swing Era Soloists


IV. Modern Jazz to 1960

week of 16 March:
Bebop
Thelonious Monk

week of 23 March:
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop

week of 30 March:
Miles Davis in the 1950s

Monday Review/Catchup
Wednesday, 1 April: Midterm II

week of 6 April:
Charles Mingus
John Coltrane


V. Jazz since 1960

week of 13 April:
The Jazz Avant-garde
Post-Bop

week of 20 April:
Fusion
Historicist Jazz (the "Jazz Tradition")

week of 27 December:
Summing Up: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea

Final: Tuesday, 5 May, 2 a\p.m. (Maury 209)


Contact information

For technical problems with using the sound files on these assignments, contact the Digital Media Lab in Clemons Library.

For questions about the content of the assignments, contact your teaching assistant or Prof. Scott DeVeaux