Jazz/Rock crossovers

Stylistic and technical transfers in art music since 1950

Pierre Michel
Taking as a basis an overall inventory and some particular cases, this essay shall attempt to show how new composition principles and new musical concepts could appear under the influence of music containing an improvised dimension (mainly jazz, but also rock music, the latter being approached here only shortly). Moreover, one shall distinguish between music integrating or not improvisation, while thinking about the role of this practice in this type of relationship between diverse musical categories. Thus, it might be possible to open space for more detailed research, jazz and rock music and their possible connexions with art music having been relatively neglected in French musicological scholarship.

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