Part One: Watch, and listen to the following versions of the jazz standard Body
Part One: Watch, and listen to the following versions of the jazz standard Body
Part One: Watch, and listen to the following versions of the jazz standard Body and Soul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_and_Soul_(1930_song) and write a paragraph on each version. • Benny Goodman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pINSUXeOJ0 • Ella Fitzgerald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq8EdJvByH0 • Anat Cohen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2j7_OzNRw • Esperanza Spalding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38FLwf_Ikzw • Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFMkCeP6ok Prompts for your writing can include: • how each relates back to the original versions we listened to –one by Coleman Hawkins and one by Billie Holliday or how each version above relates to one another... • sound of each musician’s tone—airy, focused etc. • use of vibrato, how the singers delivered the lyric (similar, dissimilar – how etc.) • instrumentation of each version • tempo • time signature Part Two: Throughout the history of jazz, musicians have taken popular songs and used them as the basis of improvisation. Today, much of this music in the jazz tradition is referred to as “Standards” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_standard Using your preferred streaming site listen to these 4 ‘pop’ songs and the Herbie Hancock “covers” of these songs. • The Beatles "Norwegian Wood": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Wood_(This_Bird_Has_Flown) • Peter Gabriel "Mercy Street": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Street • Prince "Thieves in the Temple": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thieves_in_the_Temple • Stevie Wonder "You've Got it Bad Girl": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_Book • Herbie Hancock “covers” of the above songs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Standard_(Herbie_Hancock_album) Please listen to each original song and then the cover by Hancock. Using the knowledge gained this semester, please write a paragraph on each song drawing on similarities and differences of the original and cover.

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