MUSC 3541 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sonny Rollins, Roscoe Mitchell, Drum Solo

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Music Analysis Seminar
Lecture 4
Jazz Analysis:
Roscoe Mitchell - Nonaah (1976)
Free form jazz
Blue 7 - Saxophone Colossus (1956)
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Tommy Flanagan (piano)
Doug Watkins (bass)
Max Roach (drums)
Blue 7 Form:
1. Bass Intro
2. Addition of drums
3. Sonny theme
4. Piano enters
5. Sonny variation on theme and solo
a. A solid 2 minutes, long time.
6. Sonny back to theme-ish
7. Piano solo (bass and drums too)
8. Sonny back for a short moment
9. Drum solo 4x of 12
a. Loses meter here slightly because it’s drum alone, but he’s in control and knows
where he is.
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