What is a moment you found especially enjoyable, moving or anger inducing? Feel free to venture beyond these prompts to make your own insights.

Posted: March 21st, 2022

For the entire class: because we are discussing albums primarily this week, pick two albums and listen to them in their entirety, then listen to at least one track of the rest. All albums should be available in music streaming apps or on Youtube:
Miles Davis. Kind Of Blue
John Coltrane. Giant Steps
Joao Gilberto. Chega Di Saudade
Dave Brubeck. Time Out
Ornette Coleman. The Shape Of Jazz To Come
2. post tracks from Gioia’s chapter 8: Freedom And Fusion,. Focus on Modal and Free Jazz for your audio selections. Make a detailed introduction to your track, and include citations if warranted. Max 250 words.
3. For the Entire class: Please post your reactions to the film “Mo Better Blues” below. Make at least one original comment and one response to another student’s entry. Consider the film both as a piece of entertainment, and as a document of its time and place: what do you notice about the way Jazz is portrayed, discussed and represented? What is a moment you found especially enjoyable, moving or anger inducing? Feel free to venture beyond these prompts to make your own insights.
The film is available for rent on Youtube:

4. For the Entire class: Please post your reactions to the first two episodes of the Netflix series “The Eddy”, below (if you end up watching more, feel free to do spoilers.) Make at least one original comment and one response to another student’s entry. Consider the work both as a piece of entertainment and as a document of its time and place: what do you notice about the way Jazz is portrayed, discussed, and represented? What is a moment you found especially enjoyable, moving or anger-inducing? Feel free to venture beyond these prompts to make your own insights.
The Eddy on Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80197844?source=35

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