Week 2

Porgy and Bess As Cultural Product:

Monday - Black Music and George Gershwin - theft and counter theft or musical "melting pot"?
Thursday - Gershwin as an American Jew - Perceived and Received racial and cultural positionings.

Reading:
Allen & Cunningham. "Cultural Uplift and Double-Consciousness: African American Responses to the 1935 Opera Porgy and Bess" The Musical Quaterly.
H. Ford: "Jewish Jazz Becomes Our National Music." From "The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem/"

Listening:
Other Gershwin:
Concert: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra; An American In Paris; Rhapsody In Blue.

A great cross-section of Gershwin's music, brought with the spirit of his enterprise, can be found in the Musical American In Paris, directed by Vincent Minnelli and Gene Kelly. (DVD On Reserve in Library)

I Got Rhythm tunes:
Original:
Charlie Parker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fgxyyrqZ-I&feature=related
Hank Jones- Same
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt17_Pu6X2g

Derived from the original:

Parker: Anthropology
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMuItUv9xZc
Miles Davis Quintet Playing Sonny Rollin's Oleo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJFuuRwomoo&feature=related
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