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Dynamic lecture looking at the music of J. Coltrane and how it influenced post-Coltrane saxophonists as they developed their own creative approaches to improvising.

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Biography

Dr Andrew Sugg is a musicologist and educator who has taught at Adelaide University (where he was awarded a PhD in 2002), the University of Melbourne and is currently attached to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University.

He has written on jazz for The Times Literary Supplement and the International Society for Jazz Research (Graz), as well as contributing to Music Forum, the journal of the Music Council of Australia and the mainstream Australian press.

Dr Sugg is also a prominent saxophonist who performs regularly throughout Australia and internationally. He has featured on numerous recordings and leads an ensemble that specialises in a fusion of contemporary jazz and popular styles.

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In this lecture we look at the music of John Coltrane style and how it influenced post-Coltrane saxophonists as they developed their own creative approaches to improvising. To do this, improvisations by Coltrane, Dave Liebman and Jerry Bergonzi on the jazz standard, “On Green Dolphin Street,” are compared and contrasted. We will listen to rare recordings of each

saxophonist playing this piece and examine transcriptions of their solos. These recordings and transcriptions tell a fascinating story about contemporary jazz improvising, about how Coltrane’s playing changed it, and about how it continues to grow through the exciting work of today’s saxophonists.

This lecture is based on Dr Andy Sugg’s book “The Influence of John Coltrane’s

Music on Improvising Saxophonists”.

Programming

10/07/2015 10:00 - 10:45

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 19

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  • Sugg Andy / Tenor sax (Australia)

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