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Where and when did jazz originate?
Southern states of America in early 20th Century.
What is bebop?
fast and virtuistic jazz, complex chord progressions.
What is modal jazz?
laid-back, uncomplicated improvise on modes.
What album does the piece come from? When?
Kind of Blue, released in 1959.
Instrumentation?
Frontline - Trumpet, alto and tenor sax.
Rhythm - piano, drums and bass.
No rehearsal, no score.
What info would players need?
Overall structure, chord sequence, which mode to improvise on.
Structure?
12 bars chord progression, last 12 bars. Only one soloist at a time.
Melody?
Head melody (muted trumpet) is simple. 4 solos.
Hamony?
12 bar blues sequence
Tonality?
Mixolydian mode, example of modal jazz.
Rhythm?
6/4, swung rhythms, syncopation.
Instrumental techniques?
Wire brushes on snare drum, pizzicato, trumpet mute, tremelo and comping on piano.