Defense Date

4-15-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Michael Tomaro

Committee Member

Sean Jones

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Keywords

Trumpet, Jazz, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers

Abstract

My concept for this recital was to pay tribute to the trumpet lineage of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. I owe a great deal to Blakey, as some of the trumpeters in this group are my biggest influences. Lee Morgan made such an impact on Bobby Timmons' "Moanin" that future Messengers horn players would quote the beginning and ending of Lee's solo. This tune became synonymous with the Jazz Messengers. Horace Silver's composition "Nica's Dream" was recorded on an album featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd. The beautiful Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach ballad "Yesterdays" was a personal favorite of Kenny Dorham. When Freddie Hubbard first heard Clare Fischer's "Pensativa" he said he couldn't get the melody out of his head and arranged it for the Messengers. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard's composition "Oh By The Way" became a staple of the group's repertoire. I composed "The Jester" and "Das Dat" in the hard bop style of the Jazz Messengers.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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