JPER

4570

Coltrane Ensemble

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Coltrane Ensemble

Fall 2019

Taught By: Buster Williams

Section: A

CRN: 1071

Credits: 2

The Coltrane Repertory Ensemble is a repertory ensemble consisting of more advanced students at the school. Participants are selected by audition. In this ensemble, significant Coltrane compositions are chosen as vehicles towards understanding why and how the music of John Coltrane, an icon of Jazz whose breath of creation spans modern music from traditional to futuristic and beyond, pioneered concepts of harmonization. His innovative system was predicated on novel uses of the minor third fourth progression, which attributed to the expanded use of whole tone scales and the twelve-tone system, giving more flexibility to the improviser. Coltrane’s logical resolutions of extended chromatic passages, articulating densely notated compositions and tasteful note placement in slower compositions have become defining factors in Jazz and improvised. All of the above represent challenges unique to Coltrane compositions and an understanding of this great artist.

By audition, at the instructor's discretion.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:41am 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 545

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Coltrane Ensemble

Spring 2019

Taught By: Reginald Workman

Section: A

CRN: 1068

Credits: 2

The Coltrane Repertory Ensemble is a repertory ensemble consisting of more advanced students at the school. Participants are selected by audition. In this ensemble, significant Coltrane compositions are chosen as vehicles towards understanding why and how the music of John Coltrane, an icon of Jazz whose breath of creation spans modern music from traditional to futuristic and beyond, pioneered concepts of harmonization. His innovative system was predicated on novel uses of the minor third fourth progression, which attributed to the expanded use of whole tone scales and the twelve-tone system, giving more flexibility to the improviser. Coltrane’s logical resolutions of extended chromatic passages, articulating densely notated compositions and tasteful note placement in slower compositions have become defining factors in Jazz and improvised. All of the above represent challenges unique to Coltrane compositions and an understanding of this great artist.

By audition, at the instructor's discretion.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:42am 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 545

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019