MUSC 4431 The Jazz Tradition I

3 hours; 3 credits

Jazz history from its origins to 1950. Analysis of recordings, arrangements, and transcriptions. Cultural, economic, and sociological issues that have influenced the development of jazz. Connections between jazz and the aesthetic and philosophical principles of African American artistic expression.

Prerequisite: Music 6.4 or 3214 [21.4], 7.4 or 3234 [23.4] or 3237, and 11.4 or 3243 [24.3]; or permission of the director.


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