1. Please compare the techniques used in Early Jazz to those used in Big Band Swing. What are the differences in instrumentation? What does an arranger do?
2. What are some of the characteristics of songs from the American Songbook? Who are some of the greatest singers, songs and composers?
3. What did Charlie Parker bring to Bebop? How did Bebop differ from Big Band Swing?
4. What were the dance centers of Latin Jazz and Big Band Swing?
5. Why was Louis Armstrong so important? Benny Goodman? Describe the genius of Duke Ellington.
“I’ve Got Rhythm“, George Gershwin
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me“, Gershwin/John Pizarelli & Jane Monheit
“I Should Care“, Sammy Cahn/Jane Monheit