Reading Jazz

MUSC 0021B S01 [CRN: 16559]

This course will explore the musical aesthetics of jazz in texts about its world. Students will listen to music and read poetry, fiction, autobiography and criticism to investigate techniques (including improvisation, rhythm, timbre and articulation), which authors such as Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Charles Mingus, Stanley Crouch and Jack Kerouac employed to describe and support a creative community. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS DPLL WRIT
Fall 2017
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017