A Comparative Analysis Of Jazz Music

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A five-page double-spaced typed paper over a specific person in jazz will be due on the final day of class. This will be the most challenging. You have to find a recording of a single jazz artist from any of the periods covered in the book and write a critical analysis over his or her recording (s). Your selected artist must be chosen from the textbook or the list of jazz musicians provided in the content section. The paper guidelines are flexible . You may do your analysis over one CD, or one period in the artist's life. You could do a comparative analysis over several periods of an artist's life, for example, Miles
Davis immersed himself in Bebop / Cool / Modal / Electric Jazz / and even Hip-Hop.
There are many ways to do the paper and most of it
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Please use MLA formatting.
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paper should be done last (toward the end of the intersession) as you will have acquired more verbal skills for descriptive writing about jazz after you have taken the quizzes and participated in the other assignments. You can submit the paper in the drop-box but please ask all questions through my OU email.
3. Daily listening assignments
Each day of class (Monday through Friday) you will be required to listen to jazz and write a short paragraph describing any three songs. The paragraph will be a simple analysis based on what you know and NOT on what I know. For example, a paragraph at the beginning of the course might read something like this:
Song Title: Breakfast Feud
Artist: Benny Goodman Sextet
The song starts out full and lively. It sounds like there are several horns, bass, drums and guitar, no vocals. The song alternates between the horns playing together and the guitar taking a solo. The song fades out at the end. There was a brief drum solo right before
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