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New Directions in Jazz Composition: Three Portraits

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines recent developments in arranging and composition, with an emphasis on innovative techniques and formal structures. The relationship of the composers to their works differs ... More


Big Band Theory: The Carla Bley Band and Other Projects

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Carla Bley Band, a ten-person big band Bley had spent several years establishing. The Carla Bley Band effectively became the instrument for which she composed, the vehicle ... More


Introduction: “Like a Mockingbird”

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides a background of Carla Bley and her music. Bley is a prolific and influential American composer. And though her career, which began in the 1950s, has taken place ... More


Dreams So Real: “Jazz Is Really Where My Heart Now Lies”

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter argues that because of the variety of musical styles cohabitating within Carla Bley's pieces, the label “jazz musician”—which music critics to an extent rightly but far too ... More


Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More


Three Men on a Bass

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

Scott LaFaro was one of the most influential jazz bassists, best known for his collaboration with the Bill Evans Trio. LaFaro started to play clarinet at the age of fourteen and he studied during ... More


Living in the (Publishing) House of Music: A Short History of Composer-Driven Independent Publishing and Distribution in the United States

Amy C. Beal

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From William Billings’s self-published scores in the 1770s to Carla Bley and Michael Mantler’s New Music Distribution Service (NMDS) in the 1970s and beyond, composer-driven publishing and ... More


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