Historical survey from roots in African and American contexts, including spirituals, blues, and ragtime, through early jazz, Swing, bebop, and post-bop movements, with attention to recent developments. Key jazz styles, the relation of music and society, and major figures such as Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Parker, Monk, Mingus, Coltrane, and others are considered. Some investigation of cross-influences with popular, classical, folk, and rock musics. Enrollment may be limited.
This class has no prerequisites.
21M.226 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Harvey.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-158.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.
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