THE JAZZ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
As a musicologist I always been curious about the function of the orchestras related to the type of music they where playing along different periods in history. Studying jazz music brought me inside the broad world of improvisation, a place that seems to be so far from an orchestra written arrangement, where no much space is left to creativity. So I start to think about the relation between an orchestra and the improvisational component, especially how much an “orchestral” thinking can limit this peculiar element that distinguish jazz from other music styles. To do this I'm going to use as reference "Jazz Para El Autismo", a concert that I recently written for jazz symphony orchestra plus the jazz trio that I'm leading, the Joe Midnights Space Trio.
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Mezzanotti, Jacopo. “THE JAZZ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2015. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/13.