• The Art of Sunday with Brenda Sisane Podcasts

             

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  • Jazz on Screen

    Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer A tribute to jazz diva Anita O’Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006. Source: IMDb – Click here for more           Calle 54 A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz musi...

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  • Jazz Documentaries

    Jazz Legends in Their Own Words  A journey into the BBC archives unearthing glorious performances and candid interviews from the golden age of jazz. Featuring some of the greatest names in American music, including the godfather of New Orleans jazz Louis Armstrong, the King of Swing Count Basie, ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords

    Jazz Chords For this section, a prior knowledge of intervals and chord triads is necessary. In jazz styles, it is rare to see a chord that is simply a triad. This is because, simply, a triad is very boring. By extending the chord to the seventh (or further) it adds extra colour to the chord, and ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Syncopation

    Syncopation Despite the freedom and improvised nature of jazz music, there are several common elements that help to define something as being jazz. One of the more technical elements is called syncopation, or an unexpected rhythm on the off-beat. Western music is built upon several expectations. ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Improvisation

    Improvisation Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The improviser may depend on the contours of the original tune, or solely on the possibilities of the chords’ harmonies. It has been sai...

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  • Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz

    The Structure of Jazz Much of what happens in jazz is strongly influenced by the rather rigid structure of the genre. But, far from being an obstacle, the structure provides a set of agreed-upon “rules of the game” that allow musicians to come together and play jazz with little more advance commu...

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  • Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa

    Woman, I Got the Blues I’m sporting a floppy existential sky-blue hat when we meet in the Museum of Modern Art. Later, we hold each other with a gentleness that would crack open ripe fruit. Then we slow-drag to Little Willie John, we bebop to Bird LPs, bloodfunk, lungs paraphrased till we b...

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  • Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg

    Jazz Fantasia Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen. Sling your knuckles on the bottoms of the happy tin pans, let your trombones ooze, and go husha- husha-hush with the slippery sand-paper. Moan like an autumn wind high in the lo...

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  • Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes

    Jazzonia Oh, silver tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! In a Harlem cabaret Six long-headed jazzers play. A dancing girl whose eyes are bold Lifts high a dress of silken gold. Oh, singing tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! Were Eve’s eyes In the first garden Just a bit too bold? Was Cl...

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