MUS 315 - Jazz History Since 1945

An exploration of the movements in jazz that emerged beginning around th end of World War II to the present; including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal, and free jazz. Other topics include jazz-rock fusion and the jazz avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, the emergence of a neoclassical movement in the 1980s, and the downtown scene of the 1990s. Performers who were central to the development of post-bebop directions in jazz are discussed including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and members of the New York Downtown Scene.

Prerequisite(s): One from: MUS 110, MUS 115, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 230, MUS 330.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016