Making It Work: Leaders and Musical Direction

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249530
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940161 | DOI:
Making It Work: Leaders and Musical Direction

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This chapter follows many of the same players into a very different situation, the now-defunct Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, directed by Jon Faddis. Comparing the leadership in this band with the more cooperatively run VJO, as well as taking a glimpse back at the leadership styles established by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, yields insights into different approaches to musical direction.

Keywords: Jon Faddis; jazz band; Carnegie Hall; musical direction; Thad Jones; Mel Lewis; VJO

Chapter.  6623 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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