Hearing Herbie (MPF4242.01)

Bruce Williamson

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This will be a performance-oriented ensemble that will focus on the songs of jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock. We will select examples from the various styles he explored during his long and productive career: soul-jazz songs such as ‘Watermelon Man’ & ‘Cantaloupe Island’, modal-jazz songs such as ‘Maiden Voyage’ (and others he wrote while playing with Miles Davis in the mid-60s), songs written for larger ensembles (from albums ‘Speak Like A Child’, ‘The Prisoner’ & ‘Mwandishi’), funk-jazz classics such as ‘Chameleon’ plus songs from his numerous Grammy-winning recordings (such as ‘River: The Joni Letters’).

Prerequisites: Previous performance experience, solid technical ability on one's instrument and the ability to read music notation and chord symbols.Audition and/or permission of the instructor. Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 7, 12 - 2pm in Jennings #136.
Credits: 2
Th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency:
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