Electric Miles Ensemble
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Performance
Course Number: JPER 4582
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Jazz
Description:
This ensemble will cover arrangements of mid-to-late 80’s Miles repertoire, including material from We Want Miles, You’re Under Arrest, Tutu, Amandala, and Live Around The World. The ensemble will use the music and format of Miles’ later bands as a framework for exploring fresh approaches to comping and soloing: modern rhythm section ideas, superimposing chords over static harmonies, polytonal street grooves, etc., will be explored. These ideas will be applied to other material, including student compositions.
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.