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Jazz Repertoire VI / Funky Jazz / MUS3100.

20 / Spring 2015

Instructor / Charles Blenzig / charles.blenzig@purchase.edu


Office #3040 / Cell # 917- 579 - 4344

Course Description
All of the compositions in this course are to be learned aurally. Students are expected to memorize
the material then be able to improvise on it. The major difference between this course and other
jazz repertoire courses is that the material is based on rock and funk rhythms, not swing. The
course enables musicians to play together as a group, and gives them an understanding of their
respective instruments role in an ensemble setting. Students are encouraged to explore different
approaches to improvising on the material using various melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic
concepts.

Repertoire

1. Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock / Taken Off (Blue Note ) 1962


Herbie - Piano / Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet / Dexter Gordon - Tenor / Butch Warren - Bass
Billy Higgins - Drums

* Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock / Head Hunters (Columbia) 1973


Herbie - Keyboards / Bennie Maupin - Reeds / Paul Jackson - Bass / Harvey Mason - Drums
Bill Summers - Percussion

2. Sidewinder - Lee Morgan / Sidewinder (Blue Note) 1963


Lee Morgan - Trumpet / Joe Henderson - Tenor / Barry Harris - Piano / Bob Cranshaw - Bass
Billy Higgins - Drums

3. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Jow Zawinul / Cannonballs Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Capital Jazz) 1963
Cannonball - Alto / Joe Zawinul - Electric Piano / Victor Gaskin - Bass / Ron McCurdy - Drums

4. Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock / Empyrean Isles (Blue Note) 1964


Herbie - Piano / Freddie - Trumpet / Ron - Bass / Tony - Drums

5. Freedom Jazz Dance - Eddie Harris /The Inn Sound (Atlantic) 1965
Eddie Harris Sax - Tenor / Ray Codrington - Trumpet / Cedar Walton Piano / Ron Carter - Bass
Billy Higgins - Drums

*Freedom Jazz Dance - Miles Version

6. Cold Duck Time - Gene McDaniels/ Les McCan & Eddie Harris Swiss Movement (Atlantic)
Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival June 24,1972
Les McCan - Keyboards & Vocal / Eddie Harris - Tenor / Jimmy Rowser - Bass
Benny Bailey - Trumpet / Buck Clarke - Percussion / Donald Dean - Drums
7. Cissy Strut - Neville, Porter, Modeliste /The Meters (Sundazed) May 1969
Art Neville - Organ / Leo Nocentelli - guitar / Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste- Drums
George Porter Jr. - Bass

8. Freddie Hubbard / Red Clay (CBS/CTI) 1970


Joe henderson - Sax / Herbie Hancock - Piano / Ron Carter - Bass / Lenny White - Drums

9. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock / Head Hunters (Columbia) 1973


Herbie - Keyboards / Bennie Maupin - Reeds / Paul Jackson - Bass / Harvey Mason - Drums
Bill Summers - Percussion

10. Sun Goddes - Ramsey Lewis / Sungoddes (Columbia) 1974


Ramsey Lewis - Rhodes with Earth, Wind, and Fire / Co-led by Philip Bailey - Percussion, Vocals
Maurice White - Drums, Vocals

11. Mister Magic -Grover Washington Jr. & Ralph McDonald / Mister Magic (Mojazz ) 1975
Grover Washington Jr. - Sax / Bob James - Keyboards/Arranger / Eric Gale - Guitar
Phil Upchurch - Bass / Harvey Mason - Drums / Ralph McDonald - Percussion

12. Feel Like Makin Love - Gene McDaniels / Roberta Flacks Feel like Makin Love 1975
Rubina Flake and Bob James - Keyboards / Hugh McCracken - Guitar / Anthony Jackson - Bass
Ralph McDonald - Perc. / Idris Muhammad and Alphonse Mouzon - Dums

*DAngelo / VooDoo / 2000

13.Continuum - Jaco Pastorius / Jaco Pastorius (Epic) 1976


Jaco Pastorius - Electric Bass / Herbie Hancock - Rhodes / Don Alias - Drums and perc.

14. Birdland - Joe Zawinul / Weather Reports Heavy Weather (Columbia) 1977
Joe Zawanul - Keyboards / Wayne Shorter - Sax / Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Manolo Badrena - Percussion / Alex Acuna - Drums

15. Havona - Joe Zawinul / Weather Reports Heavy Weather (Columbia) 1977
Joe Zawanul - Keyboards / Wayne Shorter - Sax / Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Manolo Badrena - Percussion / Alex Acuna - Drums

16.The Chicken - Pee Wee Ellis / Jacos Birthday Concert, (Warner Bros) 1981
Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Othello Molineaux (steel drum), Peter
Erskine (drums), Don Alias (percussion), Bob Mintzer (tenor sax, soprano sax),
Brian OFlaherty, Ken Faulk, Brett Murphy, Melton Mustafa (trumpet) Russ Freeland, Mike Katz
(trombone) Dave Bargeron (tuba) Peter Gordon (french horn), Peter Graves (bass trombone)
Dan Bonsanti, Gary Lindsay, Neal Bonsanti (saxes, woodwinds) Randy Emerick (baritone sax)
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Class Policy
1. You are responsible for learning your parts for each composition from the recordings.
1. You are responsible for being able to improvise on the chord changes.
3. You must send a substitute on your instrument for any session you can not attend.
4. No cell phone calls or texting during class.

Absence Policy and its Relation to Course Grading


You may not make appointments or agree to outside obligations of any kind during any
scheduled class time without 48-hour advance permission from the instructor. Tardiness will
not be tolerated and will be counted as an absence at the discretion of the instructor.
Except in the case of performing ensembles that carry the aforementioned zero tolerance
attendance policy, all other courses will adhere to the following attendance policy:
2 unexcused absences are allowed and carry no penalty.
3 unexcused absences will lower your course grade by one letter (i.e. A is lowered to B)
4 unexcused absences will result in automatic FAILURE in the course (F).

Excused absences include verifiable personal illness (you must supply a doctor's note) or
verifiable family emergency (you must supply a note from a parent or guardian).

Grades Based On -
1. Attendance
2. Preparedness
3. Personal development
4. Mid - term exam
5. Final exam

DOCUMENTED DISABILITIES: Students with documented physical, learning, and psychological


and other disabilities are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations. If a student needs
accommodations, he/she must first register with the Office of Access and Accommodations at 914
251-6035 or cou.accommodations@purchase.edu.