The report must address and discuss: • The artists performing on the album. [20

The report must address and discuss:
• The artists performing on the album. [20 percent of total]
• The importance and impact of the album in jazz history. [20 percent of total]
• One track from the album must be selected for musical analysis
Title of the Work and Composer [0 points – simply a requirement]
• Meter(s) – Listen and/or observe the leader’s count-off (or conducting pattern) or accents
if no conductor was present and determine the meter of the main theme or first
section(following an introduction if an intro was used). The meter will most likely be 2,
3, or 4 beats to the measure but could be some other number (like 5 in Take Five). [10
percent of total]
• Genre or Category – Bebop, Swing, Blues, Smooth, etc. [0 points – simply a
requirement]
• Harmonic Characteristics: In general terms was the harmonic vocabulary primarily
consonant or mostly dissonant? If possible, identify major scale, minor scale, modal,
traditional blues progressions, etc. [10 percent of total]
• Period of Jazz – list the date written, corresponding style period, one sentence on whether
this piece displays characteristics of the period and list 2 characteristics YOU heard in
this piece. If the work is a “modernization” or recasts a well-known work in a new or
different style, be sure to make that observation and address the most interesting aspects
of the musical transformation. [10 percent of total]
• Composer’s Chief Contributions to Jazz – this information can be taken from class lesson
slides, online research, and your own observations. [20 percent of total]
• Clearly some research will be required and no more than 30 percent of the total word count
can be quotations.
• Additionally, all quoted material must be properly cited. [10 percent of total]

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