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Cool Jazz

Fern & Dene

Introduction:
The History Of Jazz
Jazz music was brought by the African
Americans (1700s)
Extremely popular around the 20th Century
Relied mainly on improvisation

Cool Jazz:
Musical Elements
Cool jazz tends to have a counterpoint that
is two or more melodic line performing at
the same time.
Counterpoint was a common musical
device used by classical music composer.
Its mostly focus on the melodic line

Instruments Used In
Cool Jazz
Saxophone
Played out very extreme and fast
Trumpet
Often played similar amount to
saxophone, fun and fast

Instruments Used In
Cool Jazz (Continued)
Vibraphone
The way it has been played is neither Slow
or nonexistent
Drum
Played soft and less interactively compare
to bop

Well Known Musicians

Miles Davis

May 26th, 1926 - September 28th,


1991

Thelonious
Monk

October 10th, 1917 - February

Thelonious Monk
North Carolina -> New
York
Well known Pianist and
Composer
A humorous quality was
embedded in his work
One of the first creators
of modern jazz

Thelonious Monk
(Continued)
Complex and irregular
harmonies
Unique intervals and
rhythms
Used the forms of 12 bar
blues and 32 bar ballads
Well known works
Well, you neednt (1944)
Mysteriouso (1958)
Criss Cross (1967)
Thelonious Monk Criss
Cross:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ie3CQyHaI

Connections:
Cool Jazz And Other Jazz Styles
Similarities with Bebop, Jazz Fusion, Free Jazz
Improvisation was key
Melody instruments
Differences from Cool Jazz
Slow/no vibratos
Softer drum beats
Less interactive

What Influenced The


Development Of Cool Jazz?
World War Two (Historical
Influence)
Bebop Music (Social Influence)
Californias image (Cultural
Influence)

Connections:
Cool Jazz And Present Jazz
Music
Musical transition
Melody and Harmony -> Rhythmic based

Cool Jazz was softer and more calm


compared to the cool jazz now which is
more powerful

Conclusion

Factual: What are the technical aspects of Jazz? How


did Jazz start? Who are some famous Jazz composers
and why are they famous?

Conceptual: How do social and cultural environments


condition the musical forms that artists create? Why
did different styles develop the way they did?

Debatable: If there wouldnt be a slavery trade to


America, how would it affect the development of
new music style like Jazz?

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