About JCP


About the “Jazz Composer Profiles” Project

 

The Jazz Composer Profiles Project (JCP) is a project I started in autumn 2018 where I present the compositions of jazz composers (and naturally the composers themselves). I like to do research myself on the origins of different compositions (mainly jazz songs that have become standards in the genre) and figured out it would be interesting to do a segment for each composer that I run into. That way the reader might find interesting new horizons but also I have incentive to do research on the composers. There are so many jazz standards I had no idea are connected to a certain composer so I get to learn a lot by doing the project as well! I also learn the subjects more deeply as I have to gather my thoughts and reflections in writing.

I have thought of putting a (S)-sign behind a composer that has mainly done songs. That means that if there is not an (S) behind the name the compositions are mainly instrumental. For hybrid composers (that compose equally both a lot of songs as well as  pieces , for example Duke Ellington) I will put an (S)-sign as well.

I also am adding a Spotify playlist to all the presented composers. My main focus with choosing the compositions is the iRealPro Jazz 1300+ playlist.

I have more than 50 composers planned so it is going to be a long series. I hope you will like it!

 

The project so far:

Part 1 – Wayne Shorter (and project introduction)

Part 2 – Horace Silver


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