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Title

Tracing the development of the south african alto saxophone style

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

World of Music

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

31

Last Page

46

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2016

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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