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A Comparison of Free Jazz to 20th-Century Classical Music:

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bruce Lindfield, Oct 2, 2002.


  1. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This is maybe one for Chris F's Thory forum - when/where/ever it may exist!!

    But I discovered this article quite by chance and it links my favourite types of music - that is 20th C Contemporary Classical Avant-Garde - e.g. Messiaen and Jazz - starting from Miles Davis/Coltrane to wards Albert Ayler/Coleman/Cherry etc.

    A very nice introduction for anyone who wants to know what Free Jazz is about and how it relates to other music - also how harmonic invention changed Jazz and Classical Music! Recommended!

    A Comparison of Free Jazz to 20th-Century Classical Music:
    similar precepts and musical innovations

    by
    © john a. maurer iv
    February 24, 1998


    http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~blackrse/freejazz.html
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Thanks, Bruce.

    ...I will check it out.

    Personally, I do hear some parallels betwixt Free Jazz & Modern Classical...when Matthew Shipp sez that he's into Charles Ives, I believe it(after hearing Shipp play).
     
  3. What a coincidence! We were talking about this very thing after a gig last night as we were leaving. Interesting article - thanks Bruce!

    - Wil
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I thought it might at least have a limited appeal! :)