New World A-Coming

Fuse Music Commentary Series: Jazz and the Piano Concerto –Revisiting the Jazz Side

April 16, 2015
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What I’ve learned from three years of research and listening is that the piano concerto is an ideal vehicle with which individual composers can experiment

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Music Commentary: The Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto – Side A

March 7, 2012
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When the jazz composer is the soloist, which is usually the case, he or she ironically revives one of the most venerable traditions in classical music.

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Jazz Commentary Drill Down: Duke Ellington’s “New World A-Coming”

February 3, 2012
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Steve Elman is currently surveying works that illuminate the tradition of the jazz-influenced piano concerto. His series began with an examination of Chick Corea’s current recording, The Continents. In part two, he takes a look at eight works by jazz composers that precede the release of Corea’s work. This post is a detailed examination of…

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