MUSC-116 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Mingus Ah Um, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden

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Published on 21 Feb 2020
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Georgetown University
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Music
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MUSC-116
MUSC 116: Jazz History
STUDY GUIDE for Listening Test 4: Free Jazz, Fusion and Historicism
Jazz Styles Since 1960
The listening test will consist of 7 excerpts (ca. 30 seconds to 1 minute in length) from
compositions on the list below. Be ready to discuss the composition’s historical/cultural context
and how the composition “fits” within the definition of jazz.
Repertoire:
In preparation for the test, please memorize the details given below for each composition. Listen
to these works closely and study the listening guides distributed in class.
1. Title: “Fables of Faubus” from Mingus Ah Um
Composer: Charles Mingus
Performers: Charles Mingus Octet
Genre: Hard Bop/Free Jazz improvisation
Date of recording: 1959
2. Title: “Lonely Woman from The Shape of Jazz to Come
Composer: Ornette Coleman
Performers: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (cornet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy
Higgins (drums).
Genre: Free Jazz
Date of recording: 1959
3. Title: “Resolution” from A Love Supreme
Composer: John Coltrane
Performers: John Coltrane Quartet
Genre: Free Jazz
Date of recording: 1965
4. Title: “Enter Evening Pt. 1 from Unit Structures
Composer: Cecil Taylor
Performers: Cecil Taylor Septet
Genre: Free Jazz
Date of recording: 1966
5. Title: “John McLaughlin” from Bitches Brew
Composer: Miles Davis & John McLaughlin
Performers: Miles Davis Orchestra
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Date of recording: 1970
6. Title: “La Fiesta” from Return to Forever
Composer: Chic Corea
Performers: Chic Corea Band (featuring Herbie Hancock)
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Study guide for listening test 4: free jazz, fusion and historicism. The listening test will consist of 7 excerpts (ca. 30 seconds to 1 minute in length) from compositions on the list below. Be ready to discuss the composition"s historical/cultural context and how the composition fits within the definition of jazz. In preparation for the test, please memorize the details given below for each composition. Listen to these works closely and study the listening guides distributed in class: title: fables of faubus from mingus ah um. Date of recording: 1959: title: lonely woman from the shape of jazz to come. Performers: ornette coleman (alto saxophone), don cherry (cornet), charlie haden (bass), billy. Date of recording: 1959: title: resolution from a love supreme. Date of recording: 1965: title: enter evening pt. Date of recording: 1966: title: john mclaughlin from bitches brew. Date of recording: 1970: title: la fiesta from return to forever.