Improvisation in the Latin/Jazz Idiom

Course Number
PSIM-341
Description

Performance and analysis of Latin/jazz music and related song forms. The class will include analysis of source music and its influence on contemporary composers and performers in the idiom. Concentration on samba, calypso, bossa nova, and contemporary Latin grooves. Some of the musicians discussed are Claudio Roditi, Clare Fischer, Chick Corea, and Paquito D'Rivera. The class will include a rhythm section plus varied instrumentation and will perform in a recital at the end of the semester.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
Overall ensemble rating 4
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
PERF
Course Chair
Karen Bell
Taught By
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