Flashcards in Final Exam Deck (59)
10 pan alley was ...... in the 60s
still alive and well
home to several music publishers
Brill building songwriting team
Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Main vocalist of Brill Building
characteristics of Hal David and Burt Bacharach
- wide melodic leaps
-unusual chords and chord progressions
What years were an artistic commercial high point for broadway
most of pre rock musicals were about what?
long ago/ far away
rock era musicals were about what?
present/ recent past
most revolutionary musical
embodies countercultural attitudes in almost every aspect
Andrew Loyd Webber
-most commercially successful musical theater composer of rock era
-musical theaters British Invasion
-most versatile composer of this generation
-total integration of song and story was his trade mark
2 reaction to be-bop
1) cool jazz
2) avant-guarde/ free jazz
-more complex than be-bop
-sometimes no chordal instrument
"chasing the Trane"
-Put out 2 albums in 1969
-1st called "in silent way"
-2nd called "bitches brew"
-right of passage to be in his band
Instrumentation for jazz rock
piano, guitar, electric bass, drums, extra percussion
Weather report: Jaco Pastirous
-electric bass virtuoso
started a neotraditional movement in jazz in the 80s
Latin Jazz person
"So in love"
Rock music in 1970s
-became an industry
-both broadcast and recording industries were structured to ensure maximum profitability
Stadiums and large arena concerts...
become common place
Album Oriented Radio
Biggest star of 70s
-Bernie Topin was primary lyricist
-likes to use huge ensemble
-most successful, innovating, influential rock bands in history
-Robert Plant was lead singer
took guitar to a new level in late 70s and 80s
-heavily in debt to both bob Dylan and Rolling Stones
-music reworked and expanded on music of the 60s
emerged in London and New York in mid 70s
musical characteristics of punk rock
-fast, loud, unvarying