Jazz Listening Journal
The most important thing you can do when learning about jazz music is to listen to it! Please listen to a piece of jazz music and answer the following questions.
Jan. 31st - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Big Band
Feb. 7th - US Airforce The Airmen of Note
Feb. 14th - Count Basie Orchestra
Feb. 21st - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Feb. 28th - US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
Mar. 6th - Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Mar. 13th - Louis Armstrong
Mar. 20th - Dave Brubeck
Mar. 27th - Mingus Big Band
*Apr. 3rd - Choose a professional musician on your instrument
* Make-up for late submissions, not required
What style of jazz music do you think it is and why? (example: Swing, Rock, Funk, Latin)
Check all the instruments you hear:
Are there any solos on this recording? If so, what instruments play them?
What do you like or dislike about this song? Why?
Do you like a particular instrument or player on this recording? What about it/them did you like?
Describe the solos. What did you like/dislike about them?
How would you describe this song to a person who have never heard it before?
Any additional thoughts?
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