The NEC Music History and Jazz departments present a colloquium on The Music of John Coltrane: analysis, origins, composition, and symmetry.

This colloquium brings together three distinguished scholars who will discuss the ways that John Coltrane’s music and innovations forever changed the course of jazz. Noted author Lewis Porter will talk about the origins of Coltrane’s “Impressions,” its various titles, and who first recorded it. Composer, lecturer, performer, and conductor, Andy Jaffe will consider the ways that Coltrane structured his music, and archivist and musicologist Barry Kernfeld will present an original analysis of Coltrane’s solo on “Autumn Serenade,” from his collaboration with vocalist Johnny Hartman.

This event is open to the public and we invite everyone in the NEC community to attend. Experts and amateurs alike will gain insight into the music of John Coltrane.

Colloquium Program Organizer:
NEC faculty member Dr. Brian Levy

Dr. Lewis Porter
Professor of Music, Rutgers University
Origins of “Impressions”

Andy Jaffe
Former Artist in Residence in Jazz and Director of Jazz Activities, Williams College
Symmetry as an organizing compositional principal in the music of John Coltrane.

Dr. Barry Kernfeld
Archivist, Penn State University, 2005-2014
Analysis of the recording “Autumn Serenade” from the Coltrane/Hartman session

*Special thanks to Dr. Helen Greenwald (MHST) and Dr. Ken Schaphorst (JS) for their support.

Date: February 27, 2017 - 1:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Pierce Hall

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