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Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation - Studies in Jazz (Paperback)
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Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation - Studies in Jazz (Paperback)

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Paperback 170 Pages / Published: 01/01/1996
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Martin provides a new overall assessment of the importance of Charlie Parker through an analysis of his improvisations in a variety of genres. Earlier studies of Parker argue that his style is based on an extensive network of melodic formulas that are combined to create solos. Because the same formulas appear throughout his improvisations regardless of the theme, these studies concluded that the solos do not usually relate to the original melodies. Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation provides a much-needed reassessment by showing that Parker's solos are often related to the original themes in unexpected and sometimes ingenious ways. The conclusion sums up features of Parker's style and discusses his contribution in the context of Western music history. Numerous transcriptions are provided. This groundbreaking technical study will be of interest to musicologists and serious students of jazz.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810841550
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 213 x 141 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...in-depth and closely analytical...an essential addition to the collection of anyone interested in creative improvised music from a musicological point of view. * Cadence Magazine *
This is the latest in a magnificent body of jazz literature, and, so far as depth is concerned, surely Rutgers' finest achievement...this volume is simply brilliant...such depth and omniscience in the purely musical sense. Exceptional. * Crescendo & Jazz Music *

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