Music History Listenings

Art Music and Jazz

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Eubie Blake's Ragged Classic "Stars and Stripes For Ever"

1896 - 1897

Ragged version of Sousa's original

Scott Joplin's "The Maple Leaf Rag"

1899 - 1900

Example of Piano Rag

Will Marion Cook's "Swing Along," from In Dahomey

1903 - 1904

Ragtime song

W.C. Handy "St. Louis Blues"

1914 - 1915

Performed by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong in 1925
Modern Blues

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band: "Dippermouth Blues"

1923 - 1924

New Orleans Jazz

Cowell "The Banshee"

1925 - 1926

Experimentalism

Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers "Black Bottom Stomp"

1926 - 1927

Took a compositional approach to jazz

Crawford "Violin Sonata" 2.Buoyant

1926 - 1927

American Neo Classicism

Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five "West End Blues"

1928 - 1929

New Orleans Jazz
Improvisational approach (Melodic)

Duke Ellington "Old Man Blues"

1930 - 1931

Jazz of the Swing era.
Dance oriented

Still "Afro-American Symphony" 3. Animato

1930 - 1931

African American composer
Nationalist

Aaron Copland "Piano Variations" Variations 1-6

1930 - 1931

American Neo-Classicism

Bennie Moten and His Kansas City Orchestra "Moten's Swing"

1932 - 1933

Kansas City Style

Varese "Ionisation"

1933 - 1934

Percussion Ensemble
Experimentalism

Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues"

1936 - 1937

Country Blues: One Man and his guitar

Aaron Copland "El Salon Mexico"

1936 - 1937

Nationalism

Benny Goodman's Orchestra "I Got Rhythm"

1938 - 1939

First live recording of jazz in front of an audience. Carnegie Hall NYC

Benny Goodman's Orchestra "Blue Skies"

1938 - 1939

Full Band

Count Basie and His Orchestra "Lester Leaps In"

1939 - 1940

Kansas City Style

Duke Ellington "Harlem Air Shaft"

1940 - 1941

Jazz of the Swing Era
Big band

Aaron Copland "Appalachian Spring" Part 3

1944 - 1945

Nationalism
From Ballet

Bird and Dizzy "Shaw nuff"

1945 - 1946

Based on the changes to "I Got Rhythm"

Bird and Dizzy "Koko"

1945 - 1946

Based on Ray Noble's "Cherokee
Modern Jazz

Monk "Misterioso"

1948 - 1949

Modern Jazz

John Cage "Sonata #1 for Prepared Piano"

1948 - 1949

Prepared Piano
Experimentalism

Carter "String Quartet No. 1" Fantasy

1951 - 1952

John Cage "Williams Mix"

1952 - 1953

Electronic Music in the mid 1900's

Miles Davis Sextet "All Blues"

1959 - 1960

Hard Bop

Modern Jazz Quartet and the Beaux Arts Strong Quartet "Sketch"

1959 - 1960

Third Stream (Art music + Jazz)

Gunther Schuller "Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee"

1959 - 1960

Third Stream

John Coltrane "Giant Steps"

1959 - 1960

Hard Bop

Ornette Coleman Double Quartet "Free Jazz"

1960 - 1961

Avante-Garde Jazz "Free Jazz"

Terry Riley's "In C"

1964 - 1965

Minimalism- Repetition of small motives

Babbitt "Philomel" Selection 1

1964 - 1965

Electronic music

John Coltrane "Welcome"

1965 - 1966

Hard Bop

Miles Davis "Spanish Key"

1969 - 1970

Bitches Brew
Fusion (Jazz-Rock)

G. Crum "Ancient Voices of Children" El nino busca su voz

1970 - 1971

George Crum "Black Angels: Thirteen images from the Dark Land"

1970 - 1971
  1. Devils Music
  2. Danse macabre
  3. Pavana lachrymae
  4. Threnody II: Black Angels!
  5. Sarabanda de las muerte oscura
  6. Lost Bells

George Rochberg's "String Quartet #3 " Introduction: Fantasia

1972 - 1973

Neo- Romanticism

Philip Glass' "Einstein on the Beach"

1976 - 1977

Minimalism

Zwilich "Concert grosso" 4. Presto

1985 - 1986

Neo Romanticism

The Rebirth Brass Band "All Blue"

1990 - 1991

Post-Modern

Wynton Marsalis "Devotional" from In This House, on This Morning

1992 - 1993

Post-Modern

Brecker Bros. "Slang"

1994 - 1995

Fusion