Tracing the development of the south african alto saxophone style
World of Music
In many parts of the world, the saxophone is symbolic of jazz. This essay traces the de-velopment of the South African jazz alto style from the 1950s through to the late 1980s through transcription and close musical analysis of fourteen recorded solos by Kippie Moeketsi, Barney Rachabane, Robbie Jansen, Dudu Pukwana, and Ntemi Piliso. The analyses consider aspects of each player's timbral conception (or "sound, " in jazz parlance), his distinctive melodic and rhythmic vocabulary, and his approaches to phrasing and articulation.
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Merz, Christopher Linn, "Tracing the development of the south african alto saxophone style" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1140.