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Postbop Jazz in the 1960s: The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea

Keith Waters

Abstract

Innovations in postbop jazz compositions of the 1960s occurred in several dimensions, including harmony, form, and melody. Postbop jazz composers such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, along with others (Booker Little, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw) broke with earlier tonal jazz traditions. Their compositions marked a departure from the techniques of jazz standards and original compositions that defined small-group repertory through the 1950s: single-key orientation, schematic 32-bar frameworks (in AABA or ABAC forms), and tonal harmonic progressions. The book develops analytical path ... More

Keywords: jazz harmony, jazz tonality, harmonic substitution, postbop, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Booker Little, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190604578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190604578.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Waters, author
Professor of Music Theory, University of Colorado, Boulder