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Due to the precautions being implemented due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this assignment has been revised. Students are no longer required to attend a live concert. Instead, your assignment is to choose one of the six videos of jazz concerts linked below, and then write a report about what you saw and heard. This report should be a minimum of 500 words long and should include the following:
1. a description of the band (the types of instruments/singers)
2. descriptions of the music—This is the most important part!
Pay attention to the music, and take note of things that you find interesting. You can organize your paper in any way that you’d like, but here are some ideas for things that you could include.
-Describe the overall style–is it similar in any way to any of the styles we have studied or any other music that you have heard?
-Point out any musical techniques that you recognize from our discussions in class (improvisation, blues-like melodies, syncopation, call and response, etc.)
-Describe one of the pieces that was played: who played the melody, who played improvised solos., and how did the piece end?
-Point out any aspects of the performance that you either liked or didn’t particularly like. Was there anything that you found surprising or unusual?
Choose from one of the following videos of live concerts. Watch the beginning of each of them in order to decide which one you would like to do your report on.
The Bad Plus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11YQwpNM1ng (Links to an external site.)
Robert Glaspar Trio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAOpj3Jyosc (Links to an external site.)
Herbie Hancock Group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdEnTbYv008 (Links to an external site.)
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Nc_m58TYc (Links to an external site.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSBc_08GrA8 (Links to an external site.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gu8q_fJeVU (Links to an external site.)