Wayne Shorter Ensemble
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Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Course Number: JPER 4538
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Advanced nearly 50 years ago, the conceptual developments of the Miles Davis Quintet continue to be a major source of inspiration to Jazz Musicians. Students will study the impact of Wayne Shorter's work with Miles from 1964-1969 through performance, transcription, and study of the recorded work. Classroom activities will include analysis of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic language created by this band, with an emphasis on Wayne Shorter's compositions. We will also investigate how this experience changed the way he approached music, through interviews, books, and other sources. Students will be asked to arrange, transcribe, and memorize several compositions as well as learning parts of other instruments besides their own.
Course Open to: Majors Only
By audition, at the instructor's discretion.