skip to content
Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker

Author: David Rawlings Freedy
Dissertation: Ph. D. Ohio State University 2003
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Abstract: An analysis of selected musical improvisations of tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker. The improvisations span the years 1987-99 and are all characterized by a shared underlying 12-bar chord structure commonly known as "Blues". The improvisations were chosen by the author by means of six necessary characteristics: 1. Performance over a 12-bar Blues (major or minor) harmonic progression; 2. Profundity or  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Michael Brecker
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Rawlings Freedy
OCLC Number: 54351110
Notes: Title from first page of PDF file.
Document formatted into pages; contains viii, 194 p.; also includes music.
Includes abstract and vita.
Advisor: James Akins, School of Music.
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: by David Rawlings Freedy.

Abstract:

Abstract: An analysis of selected musical improvisations of tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker. The improvisations span the years 1987-99 and are all characterized by a shared underlying 12-bar chord structure commonly known as "Blues". The improvisations were chosen by the author by means of six necessary characteristics: 1. Performance over a 12-bar Blues (major or minor) harmonic progression; 2. Profundity or "specialness" of the improvisation as determined by the author; 3. Theoretical complexity of the improvisation sufficient to warrant an extended analysis as determined by the author; 4. Historical placement of the improvisation from 1987 to the year of the Document submission; 5. Commercial availability of Compact Disc recordings of all of the improvisations; 6. Lack of availability of other transcriptions of the improvisations from either commercial or academic sources. It is the author's contention that the transcription and analysis of the selected improvisations will help illustrate Mr. Brecker's approach to the Blues as well as identify the theoretical underpinnings upon which these improvisations rest.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54351110> # Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, pto:Web_document, bgn:Thesis, schema:MediaObject ;
   bgn:inSupportOf "" ;
   library:oclcnum "54351110" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ohu> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/34642646> ; # Michael Brecker
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1007606697#Topic/jazz_improvisation> ; # Jazz--Improvisation
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/781.643/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1007606697#Person/brecker_michael> ; # Michael Brecker
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/968306> ; # Improvisation (Music)
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87003288> ; # Blues (Music)--1981-1990
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/835056> ; # Blues (Music)
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1007606697#Person/freedy_david_rawlings_1968> ; # David Rawlings Freedy
   schema:datePublished "2003" ;
   schema:description "Abstract: An analysis of selected musical improvisations of tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker. The improvisations span the years 1987-99 and are all characterized by a shared underlying 12-bar chord structure commonly known as "Blues". The improvisations were chosen by the author by means of six necessary characteristics: 1. Performance over a 12-bar Blues (major or minor) harmonic progression; 2. Profundity or "specialness" of the improvisation as determined by the author; 3. Theoretical complexity of the improvisation sufficient to warrant an extended analysis as determined by the author; 4. Historical placement of the improvisation from 1987 to the year of the Document submission; 5. Commercial availability of Compact Disc recordings of all of the improvisations; 6. Lack of availability of other transcriptions of the improvisations from either commercial or academic sources. It is the author's contention that the transcription and analysis of the selected improvisations will help illustrate Mr. Brecker's approach to the Blues as well as identify the theoretical underpinnings upon which these improvisations rest."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1007606697> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker"@en ;
   schema:productID "54351110" ;
   schema:url <http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1063851435> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/54351110> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1007606697#Person/brecker_michael> # Michael Brecker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Brecker" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael" ;
   schema:name "Michael Brecker" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1007606697#Person/freedy_david_rawlings_1968> # David Rawlings Freedy
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1968" ;
   schema:familyName "Freedy" ;
   schema:givenName "David Rawlings" ;
   schema:name "David Rawlings Freedy" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87003288> # Blues (Music)--1981-1990
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Blues (Music)--1981-1990"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/835056> # Blues (Music)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Blues (Music)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/968306> # Improvisation (Music)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Improvisation (Music)"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/34642646> # Michael Brecker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Brecker" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael" ;
   schema:name "Michael Brecker" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/54351110>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54351110> ; # Brecker's blues : transcription and theoretical analysis of six selected improvised blues solos by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker
   schema:dateModified "2016-05-09" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.