Muscat College Jazz Music Styles Discussion Questions

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Compare and contrast two pieces, representing two different styles of jazz music: one that is from our textbook (Part VI: Chapter 30) to one that is written by a different composer discussed in our textbook (Part VI: Chapter 30).

What similarities and/or differences do you hear within the form, melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, etc. of each piece?  Of the two pieces selected, which style of jazz music do you prefer and why?  What was musically and historically significant about the contribution(s) of this style of jazz music?  Is this style of jazz music still heard today?  In what context is it still heard?