Arabian Concepts For Jazz Improvisation: 伝統的なアラビア音楽と即興…

September 29, 2014

Daniel Schnee

伝統的なアラビア音楽と即興…

As the 21st century progresses, jazz musicians still find themselves looking outside of the genre for material and inspiration as artists such as John Coltrane or Dewey Redman had in the past. Most often this exploration was focused on Africa and India, with many philosophical concepts taken on from East Asian (Japan and China). Thankfully, the Internet and Canada’s multicultural population have led to any number of flourishing ethnic communities off or online, both of which have upheld ancient traditions and created hybrid forms. This also means that many of the hybrids are old enough to have created their own traditions. Thus, jazz (or indeed any) musicians have the golden opportunity to study and create like no other generation before them.

Traditional music from the Middle East, though, has not been studied and/or discussed as much, although now with more academic focus on such music, there are ever…

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