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Author Cugny, Laurent, author

Title Analysis of jazz : a comprehensive approach / Laurent Cugny, translated by Bérengère Mauduit
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series American made music series
American made music series
Contents Preface -- Jazz -- The work of jazz -- Basic notions -- Structuring a work of jazz -- Analytical parameters -- Harmony 1 -- general points -- Harmony 2 -- harmonic situations: tonality -- Harmony 3 -- harmonic situations: blues, modality, non-functionality -- Rhythm -- Form, sound, melody -- Analysis -- History, theory -- Transcription -- Procedures 1: analyzing an improvised solo -- Procedures 2: theories and methods applied to the analysis of a work of jazz -- Interpretations -- Conclusion: towards a musical history of jazz
Summary "Analysis of Jazz: A Comprehensive Approach, originally published in French as 'Analyser le jazz' is available here in English for the first time. In this groundbreaking volume, Laurent Cugny examines and connects the theoretical and methodological processes that underlie all of jazz. Jazz in all its forms has been researched and analyzed by performers, scholars, and critics, and 'Analysis of Jazz' is required reading for any serious study of jazz; but not just musicians and musicologists analyze jazz. All listeners are analysts to some extent. Listening is an active process; it may not involve questioning but it always involves remembering, comparing, and listening again. This book is for anyone who attentively listens to and wants to understand jazz. Divided into three parts, the book focuses on the work of jazz, analytical parameters, and analysis. In part one, Cugny aims at defining what a jazz work is precisely, offering suggestions based on the main features of definition and structure. Part two he dedicates to the analytical parameters of jazz in which a work is performed: harmony, rhythm, form, sound, and melody. Part three takes up the analysis of jazz itself, its history, issues of transcription, and the nature of improvised solos. In conclusion, Cugny addresses the issues of interpretation to reflect on the goals of analysis with regard to understanding the history of jazz and the different cultural backgrounds in which it takes place. 'Analysis of Jazz' presents a detailed inventory of theoretical tools and issues necessary for understanding jazz."--Provided by publisher
Notes Translated from the French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 08, 2019)
Subject Jazz -- Analysis, appreciation
Jazz -- Analysis, appreciation.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory
Form Electronic book
Author Mauduit, Bérengère, translator
LC no. 2018052405
ISBN 1496821904 electronic book
1496821912 electronic book
1496821920 electronic book
1496821939 electronic book
9781496821904 electronic book
9781496821911 electronic book
9781496821928 electronic book
9781496821935 electronic book
hardcover ; alkaline paper
Other Titles Analyser le jazz. English