Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Joel Frahm’s Use of Baroque Concepts in Jazz Improvisation
by King, Nathan E., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 36; 13861073
Abstract (Summary)

This paper analyzes how common devices found throughout the baroque era, particularly those found in the music of J.S. Bach have been utilized by saxophonist Joel Frahm, to create an approach to jazz improvisation. To uncover these aspects, his cadenza on “My One and Only Love” has been transcribed. Information is also drawn from an interview with Joel Frahm as well as the music of other performers and composers who have used Bach’s music.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Briggs, Ray
Commitee: Emerzian, Jimmy, Jarvis, Jeff
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Braoque, Jazz, Joel Frahm, J.S. Bach, Saxophone
Publication Number: 13861073
ISBN: 9781687990303
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