Monday, March 26, 2007

assignemnt for tuesday, march 27:
read pp. 182 - 195 in nisenson

vocab: allotment, catharsis, credulity, cantankerous,

discussion question:
how do you describe the playing of coltrane and sanders on "out of this world," and why do you think people thought they were angry?

Friday, March 23, 2007

assignment for the weekend of march 24:

read pp. 157 - 182 in nisenson (part 2)

vocab: litmus test, paradigm, ensconced, vitriolic, ubiquitous, zeitgeist, masochism, posthumously, catharsis, sanguine,

discussion questions:
how did coltrane's philosophy differ from others' in the 1960's free jazz movement?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

we are nearing the end of the quarter. by next friday you need to have turned in:

3 papers (2 should already be in)
1 bibliography from you longer papers.

Monday, March 19, 2007

assignment for tuesday, march 20:

read pp. 128 - 154 in nisenson

vocab: afford, exaserbated, militate, abhorrent, vacuous, blithe, acrimonious, adulation, panache, reticent, perilous

discussion question:
write a reflection paper on the 4 movements of "A Love Supreme." Refrence nisenson's analysis on pp. 151 - 154.
the 4 movements are contained in 3 files:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

assignment for wednesday, march 13:

read pp. 114 - 127

vocab: germane, stasis, conducive, nihilistic, preposterous, affront

discussion question:
what is your assessment of the addition of dolphy to the group? how does their approach fit their music? what is your opinion af the result?

Monday, March 12, 2007

assignment for tuesday, march 13:

read pp. 101 - 114 in nisenson

vocab: nostalgia, audacity, emulate, prodigious, synchronicity, indubitably

discussion question:
how did coltrane incorporate ideas from african and indian culture into his music? was his music and philosophy already similar to these cultures?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

assignement for friday, march 9:

read pp. 90 - 101 in nisenson

vocab: aspersions, serendipity, cognescenti, atavistic, pantheon, cogent,

discussion question:
listen to "village blues" (discussed in the reading) how do the members of coltrane's band support him?

listen to "my favorite things" (discussed in the reading) how does coltrane's treatment of this song differ from the original? how does his soprano playing differ from his tenor playing?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

assignment for wednesday, march 7:

read pp. 85 - 90 in nisenson

vocab: exigencies

same question as last post.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

oh....soundfiles for ornette coleman:

assignment for monday, march 5:

A draft of your second paper is due on friday, march 9.

read pp. 76 - 85

vocab: inextricably, progenitor, unfettered, ostentatiously, prescient, pique, mercurial, epithet

discussion question:

Compare the music of Ornette Coleman to that of the previous examples of Miles and Trane...How is Coleman's approach different and how does it relate to Miles' "modal" music? (refer to Nisenson)

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