Jazz, Essential Listening, 2nd ed. Scott DeVeaux & Gary Giddins. Available here.
We will cover Chapters 1 and 2 during the first week.
Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong: "St. Louis Blues"
Jelly Roll Morton: "The Finger Breaker"
Jelly Roll Morton: "The Finger Breaker" performed by Dick Hyman
Listening guide of President’s Own Performance of the Liberty Bell
0:00 Introduction to the March by the conductor – skip if you like, he’s kind of boring…
0:45 March Introduction
1:21 B (soft)
1:38 B (loud)
C (melody C is played twice)
2:26 D (loud with bell)
2:52 C + D
3:48 C (loud)
Now listen to this performance of Maple Leaf Rag. Make a listening guide of the form similar to the one above for the Sousa march. We'll see how you did at the beginning of our class meeting on April 9