jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012

Good Morning !!! como ustedes ya saben , retomamos las clases el día viernes  17 de agosto; para esa fecha necesito que consulten en la web sobre el tema que vamos a trabajar "Summer Time".
1-¿ quienes interpretaron ese tema ?
2- ¿ de qué trata la letra de la canción?
3- escuchar varias versiones y elegir una , justificando la elección ( algunos criterios mencionados en clase)
aquí les dejo unos links a los que pueden recurrir.

Información sobre la canción http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summertime_(canci%C3%B3n)
versión de Sam Cooke      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFJLUBwpSY
Versión de Billie Holiday    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5igFX6T9x4o

Billie Holiday’s rendition of “Summertime” in the year following the opera’s premiere expressed an emotional depth far removed from Gershwin’s lullaby.  If spirituals conveyed double meanings, so too did Holiday’s delivery belie the original: her troubled childhood a far cry from lyrics promising success and protection.  Notable as her first recording to receive billing as “Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra,” the arrangement situates the song squarely within the Swing Era.  The introduction featuring trumpeter Bunny Berigan’s plunger-muted growls and drummer Cozy Cole’s tom-tom rhythms recalls Duke Ellington’s earlier work with Bubber Miley and Sonny Greer.  Another key sideman on the session was clarinetist Artie Shaw with whom Holiday would later tour in 1938 as one of the first African-American singers to appear with a white orchestra.  The star of the recording however was clearly Holiday’s idiosyncratic performance.  Her voice resembled no other in modern jazz or American music, its personal and unique sound calling perhaps Louis Armstrong its closest relation.  While other jazz vocalists were beginning to improvise, or scat, her delivery of a melody and its lyrics needed no other component.  For an example of Billie Holiday's performing style, watch her performance of Fine and Mellow, from a 1957 TV special titled The Sound of Jazz (Billie Holiday, Herself).  Listen for the way in which she emphasizes certain words and phrases through her vocal inflections and use of rubato, or stretching of musical time.


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