Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The influences contributing to the "samba jazz feel" of Cesar Camargo Mariano's piano trio style
by Mateus, Abelita, M.M., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2014, 116; 1567589
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis connects the influence of Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole to the establishment of Cesar Camargo Mariano's musical style in a trio setting. It shows that Mariano's piano trio playing created a new feel categorized by this author as "samba jazz feel," which was derived from the fusion of the rhythmic basis of samba with some rhythmic aspects of jazz. To show this, the author uses musical analysis along with qualitative interview data drawn from an exclusive interview with Mariano and from his memoir. Historical aspects of the development of both samba and the swing rhythmic traditions are discussed, as well as historical background on the development of the American and Brazilian music industries. The author claims that while the basis of Cesar Camargo Mariano's musical concept are the samba and bossa nova, jazz stylings greatly influenced the establishment of his musical style, mainly his piano trio style, which is one of the most important representatives of the samba jazz feel.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Newman, Timothy
Commitee: Donelian, Armen, Frierson-Campbell, Carol
School: The William Paterson University of New Jersey
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Camargo Mariano, Cesar, Jazz piano trio, Samba jazz
Publication Number: 1567589
ISBN: 9781321283914
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