Use this guide to discover information sources about jazz performance and research topics. This evolving guide facilitates access to important resources, and provides samples of the types of materials available to members of the McGill community.
Possibilities for harmonizing the same melody are illustrated and analyzed, using techniques by such influential arrangers and composers as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Oliver Nelson, Gil Evans, and Clare Fischer. Melody harmonization, linear writing, and counterpoint for 2, 3, 4, and 5 horns.
Jazz Composer's Companion is divided into three main sections: Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony. Dozens of musical examples as well as compositions by Bill Evans (pianist), Jaco Pastorious, Jim Hall, Ralph Towner, Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny, Michael Gibbs, and others are included.