Chamber jazz

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Chamber jazz is a genre of jazz based around small, acoustic-based ensembles where group interplay is important.[1] It is influenced aesthetically by musical neoclassicism and is often influenced by classical forms of Western[2] music as well as non-Western music or culture.[3] That stated in many cases the influence is traditional Celtic music, Central European folk music, or Latin American music instead. The genre primarily began in Europe so significant neoclassical composers of Europe, like Igor Stravinsky, are important in it. The German ECM Records also played a role in it beginning in the late 1960s.[4] It is also noted for using instruments not normally associated with jazz. For example chamber jazz will make use of the oboe, mandolin, cymbalum, or the tabla.

The non-Western influences or instrumentation make chamber jazz at times listed as a kind of world music. At other times the fusion of neoclassical with jazz is deemed to be New Age and several albums of chamber jazz were released by Windham Hill Records.[5] Windham Hill itself was co-founded by a musician linked to chamber jazz and was initially known for folk or world music.

The term is also used, on occasion, to simply mean the fusion of chamber music with jazz. In this case it means something similar to third stream, but without the orchestral aspect third stream leans toward.

Notable musicians linked to chamber jazz[edit]

The following have sources describing them as musicians who have performed chamber jazz. In some cases it is unclear if they agree with that description. Further many or most of these musicians are primarily known for other genres of jazz or other genres of music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalano, Nick (11 December 2010). "Chamber Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Marc Myers (2013). Why Jazz Happened. University of California Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-520-26878-4. 
  3. ^ JazzTimes, Inc. (September 1999). JazzTimes. JazzTimes, Inc. pp. 51–. ISSN 0272572X. 
  4. ^ Richard Lawn (2013). Experiencing Jazz. Routledge. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-415-69960-0. 
  5. ^ California Business. California Business News, inc. 1984. p. 103. 
  6. ^ William C. Banfield (16 October 2011). Representing Black Music Culture: Then, Now, and When Again?. Scarecrow Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-8108-7786-3. 
  7. ^ Jazz Times
  8. ^ Eddie Daniel website
  9. ^ NPR's "5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz" by Matt Ulery
  10. ^ NPR's "5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz" by Matt Ulery
  11. ^ Jazz Times
  12. ^ Will Friedwald (2 November 2010). A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 359. ISBN 978-0-307-37989-4. 
  13. ^ "Chico Hamilton, jazz drummer who performed with Charles Mingus, Chet Baker and others, dead at 92". NY Daily News. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Chico Hamilton: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Orlando Sentinel
  16. ^ NPR's "5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz" by Matt Ulery
  17. ^ Ted Gioia (27 September 2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. Oxford University Press. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4. 
  18. ^ Hartford Courant
  19. ^ UT San Diego
  20. ^ Los Angeles Times

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