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A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions

A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions

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Title: A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions
Author: Lapps-Lewis, Joy
Abstract: This thesis explores the use of steelpan in the jazz idiom. It includes reflections on the history of the instrument in the jazz context and experiences of steelpan jazz pioneers Othello Molineaux, Andy Narell and Rudy Two Lefts Smith. This thesis also includes scores of seven original compositions for steelpan in the context of a small Afro and Latin-Caribbean jazz ensemble. These compositions have been inspired by the work of the above mentioned 'Pan Jazz' pioneers and practitioners. An analysis is provided for each piece exploring aspects of rhythm, melody, harmony, texture and form.
Subject: Caribbean studies
Keywords: Music
Composition
Steelpan
Steel pan
Steel drum
Steelband
Andy Narell
Rudy Smith
Two Lefts
Othello Molineaux
Afro-Caribbean
Jazz
Pan Jazz
Latin and Afro-Caribbean
Afro-Brazilian
Calypso
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago
Pannist
Steel pannist
Joy Lapps
Joy Lapps-Lewis
Princess of Pan
Tamboo bamboo
Carnival
Jaco Pastorius
Jean Philippe-Fanfant
Ethnomusicology
Music history
Caribbean History
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32143
Supervisor: Elmes, Barry
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Music
Exam date: 2015-10-26
Publish on: 2016-09-20

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