Sonny Rollins Ensemble
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Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Course Number: JPER 4574
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This ensemble is dedicated to the music of ones of Jazz’s most pivotal saxophonist/composers. Particular attention will be paid to Rollins’ early work as a leader, including compositions such as Oleo, St. Thomas, Valtz Hot, Airegin, Strode Road, Newk’s Fadeaway, Tenor Madness, Blue Seven, Pent-up House and others. Standards known for Rollins’ interpretation will also be played, including The Way You Look Tonight, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Easy Living, Star Eyes, I’ve Got You Under my Skin, I’ll Remember April, What Is This Thing Called Love, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Four, Woody ‘n’ You, You Stepped Out Of A Dream, and All The Things You Are. Instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to audition. One Rollins solo transcription is required during the semester.
Course Open to: Majors Only
By audition, at the instructor's discretion.
Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.
Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.
Open to Undergraduate students.