Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193410
Title:
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI'S DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW JAZZ FUSION
Author:
Peterson, Rachel Marilyn
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines the life and work of Japanese jazz composer, pianist and band-leader Toshiko Akiyoshi (b. 1929), one of the most successful women in modern jazz. Over the course of her career, Akiyoshi performed and traveled extensively with musicians in Japan and in the United States, courting two audiences through and earning respect and success in both countries. Analysis of three pieces, from three albums representing different stages of her career, and a live performance from June 2010 are used to illustrate the maturation of Akiyoshi's work and how she combined American and Japanese musical traditions and styles, including bebop and Japanese Noh, to create her own style and a new type of jazz fusion.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Akiyoshi; Ethnomusicology; Japan; Jazz
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sturman, Janet L.
Committee Chair:
Sturman, Janet L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTOSHIKO AKIYOSHI'S DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW JAZZ FUSIONen_US
dc.creatorPeterson, Rachel Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Rachel Marilynen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the life and work of Japanese jazz composer, pianist and band-leader Toshiko Akiyoshi (b. 1929), one of the most successful women in modern jazz. Over the course of her career, Akiyoshi performed and traveled extensively with musicians in Japan and in the United States, courting two audiences through and earning respect and success in both countries. Analysis of three pieces, from three albums representing different stages of her career, and a live performance from June 2010 are used to illustrate the maturation of Akiyoshi's work and how she combined American and Japanese musical traditions and styles, including bebop and Japanese Noh, to create her own style and a new type of jazz fusion.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectAkiyoshien_US
dc.subjectEthnomusicologyen_US
dc.subjectJapanen_US
dc.subjectJazzen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSturman, Janet L.en_US
dc.contributor.chairSturman, Janet L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoon, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosenblatt, Jayen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11224en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261068en_US
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