John Coltrane

In this concert, John Coltrane is playing his saxophone with great soul and passion. He is showing more emotion that usual in bebop. The harmony of the first song seems to be unstructured and polyrhythmic. The main rhythm is very fast paced. There seems to be a lot of improvisation of notes as well but they still fit into the same melody. In the second song, the melody is very soft and calm. There is a soft harmony between the piano and saxophone. The piano also improvises with the chords and notes. This song was not upbeat or fast paced at all. The drums and bass also add to the harmonizing. The drums now sound like they’re playing their own song/ a whole different song. There is a lot of creativity when the pianist plays and changes up the notes/chords. At one point, the drums calm down and play the same soft rhythm. 

In one song, towards the end there is heavy polyrhythm going on to where the melodies all sound different and in my opinion, kind of clash. 

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Angela Brown

Angela Brown

Thelonius Monk Quartet

Thelonious Monk Quartet The melody is pretty the same throughout the first song. it is pretty fast pace as well. There is no call and

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Young Lyons

Each era in time has its very own jazz movement. In the ’80s & ’90s, it was called the Young Lions.  Led by Wynton Marsalis

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Wallace Roney

Wallace Roney Wallace Roney was born May 25th, 1960 in Philadelphia, PA.  He began studying music at the age of 5 learning  rhythmic dictation and

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Herbie Hancock: Jazz Fusion

I did Herbie Hancock’s album titled Thrust. The album incorporates many elements of jazz fusion. His use of the electric keyboard really popularized his music

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