Suggested Reading: Jazz:Essentials, Chapters 5 & 6
Benny Goodman's "Mission To Moscow" and "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Duke Ellington's "Black And Tan Fantasy" and "Prelude To A Kiss"
Fletcher Henderson's "Wrappin it Up" that we listened to on Monday, finish the listening chart I have started. The music has a quick two-step beat so cound 1 - 2, 2 - 2, 3 - 2, 4 - 2 etc fairly quickly to track the introductory 8 bars.
Intro - 8 bars antiphonal brass and reeds play contrasting riffs get increasingly narrower
A (8) Antiphonal voicing sax states melody with brass punctuations
B (8) Continued with antiphony narrowing to one measure
A’ (8) varied version of A w/ melody in full ensemble
C (8) continuation
4th: one-bar lead-in followed by A – antiphonal voicing; B – cl. Solo (Buster Bailey); A’ – Saxophone soli; C – Shout Chorus
In Count Basie's "Taxi War Dance" from Wednesday, finish the chart. Again, it is in a quick boogie-woogie beat so count a quick 1 - 2, 2 - 2, 3 - 2, 4 - 2 etc. during the intro, prior to the first chorus.
Intro (4 + 4) – Basie plays boogie-woogie vamp in l.h.; brass add in after 4 bars
1st chorus: AABA – Lester Young begins by quoting “Old Man River." Which section do we call the Bridge? Which section is in minor?
Interlude – 2 bars, Basie revives boogie-woogie, brass punches
4th chorus: A A B A – trading fours continues with tpt riffs
Coda: Trading twos + out