Sonny Rollins Ensemble
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Performance
Course Number: JPER 4574
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Jazz
Description:
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
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
By audition, at the instructor's discretion.
Restrictions:

College

Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Jazz students.

Level

Open to Undergraduate students.