La Masterclass "Analisi della composizione, improvvisazione e interazione nel quintetto di Miles Davis 1965-68" - con il musicologo Keith Waters e il sassofonista Brian Levy si svolgerà nel seguente giorno e orario:
Mercoledì 29 Settembre 2021 ore 11.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00
Keith Waters is Professor of Music Theory. His book, The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. That book has won a Research in Recorded Jazz Music Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC 2012), a New York City Jazz Record “Best of 2011″ Award, the Jazz Journalist Association’s “Best of 2011” Award, the 2011 Steve Larson Award for Jazz Scholarship (Jazz Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory), a Kayden Honorable Mention Award (University of Colorado 2012), and was chosen by Down Beat as one of its Editor’s Picks.He has published articles on topics related to jazz improvisation and analysis in the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Intégral, Dutch Journal of Music Theory, Current Musicology, and Jazz Player. Together with Henry Martin he is the co-author of Jazz: The First Hundred Years, now in its third edition, and Essentials of Jazz: The First Hundred Years, which was awarded the best first-edition humanities title for 2005 by Thomson Schirmer Publications (and is now in its second edition). He also is the author of Rhythmic and Contrapuntal Structures in the Music of Arthur Honegger(Ashgate Press), and has presented his research at the Sorbonne (Paris), Amsterdam Conservatory (Netherlands), Musikhochschule Winterthur/Zurich (Switzerland), Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel Switzerland), the University of Melbourne (Australia), New England Conservatory of Music, Emory University, University of North Texas, Berklee College of Music, and at national conferences for the Society for Music Theory.He received a PhD in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, and a Masters degree in jazz piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a jazz pianist, he has performed with James Moody, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Sheila Jordan, and Chris Connor, and has recorded and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. His most recent recording, Carolina Tracks (2012), assembles North Carolina’s top jazz musicians; its proceeds are in support of the North Carolina Jazz Scholarship.
Brian Levy is a jazz saxophonist and a musicologist with a PhD in musicology from Brandeis University and a DMA in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. Levy is a full-time member of the faculty at New England Conservatory of Music (since 2013, serving a joint appointment in the Department of Jazz Studies as the Assistant Chair and the Department of Music History and Musicology. Levy teaches classes in jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz theory and analysis, philosophy and aesthetics of music, and musicological research. He is also an ensemble coach and heads the jazz ensemble program at NEC. Levy was the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Louis and Adrienne Krasner Teaching Excellence Award at NEC.Levy is part of a jazz quartet based in Europe, The Rick Hollander Quartet Featuring Brian Levy. The ensemble has performed nine European tours since 2016. The quartet has two albums released on Laika Records, The Best Is Yet to Come (2019) and On the Up and Up (2016). The ensemble will be on tour in Europe (November, 2021 and February 2022), as well as in Japan (June and July, 2022). In his research, Levy is focused on original transcription-analysis of model solos, accompaniments by the classic rhythm sections, and the interaction between them and underlying structures. Levy has developed an original approach of applying and creatively transforming melodic and rhythmic ideas gleaned from solo transcription. Levy’s research interests have culminated in an improvisation textbook collaboration between Levy and scholar-author Keith Waters (Professor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder). The textbook, Acquiring a Jazz Vocabulary: Traditions and Techniques, will be published with Oxford University Press in the 2022 calendar year. One of the reviewers wrote “Frankly, the book already has me reimagining my approach to teaching and practicing jazz improvisation.” Waters and Levy are also working on an anthology of jazz. In 2020, Levy’s article “Harmonic and Rhythmic Oppositions in Jazz: The Special Case of John Coltrane and His Classic Quartet” was published in Jazz Perspectives. Levy resides in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Louise and Cole. B.M. in Jazz Performance summa cum laude, William Paterson University; M.M. in Jazz Performance, Manhattan School of Music, D.M.A. in Jazz Studies, New England Conservatory of Music; Ph.D. in Musicology, Brandeis University.