Rayburn Wright's text, “Inside the Score,” has become a standard reference for professional arrangers and university arranging courses. In this text, Wright analyzes jazz ensemble arrangements of three influential jazz arrangers: Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer.
Jim McNeely is at the forefront of the American school of jazz ensemble composition. His position as composer-in-residence of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra establishes his place in the lineage of important writers connected to that ensemble, most notably Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer.
This document is conceived as a fourth chapter to Wright's text. Through a series of reductions and breakdowns, it applies Wright's analysis formulae to three of McNeely's composition/arrangements: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Extra Credit, and Absolution. It presents commentary on the salient features of McNeely's writing and orchestration, and should provide a useful foundation for studying his music.
|Commitee:||Pensyl, Kim, Siebert, Alan, VanMatre, Rick|
|School:||University of Cincinnati|
|Department:||College-Conservatory of Music : Trumpet|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Jazz arranging, Jazz composition, Jim, McNeely, Rayburn, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wright|
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