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Soloing in Clave

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Overview

Through analysis of solos by a variety of instrumentalists, including Tito Puente, Ruben Gonzalez, Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez, and more, we’ll investigate the rhythmic vocabulary of Afro Cuban music. Class time will include putting these rhythms and concepts into practice.

Wednesday 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/5 – 8/16 (6 weeks)
Charlie Gurke • $280

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DEPARTMENT: Theory & Improvisation

COURSE TITLE: Soloing in Clave


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Through analysis of solos by a variety of instrumentalists, including Tito Puente, Ruben Gonzalez, Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez, and more, we’ll investigate the rhythmic vocabulary of Afro Cuban music. Class time will include putting these rhythms and concepts into practice.

 

Charlie Gurke (saxophone, composition)
M.M. in Jazz Studies, University of Oregon. B.M., Cal State East Bay. On faculty at Laney College and the Community Music Center of San Francisco. Currently performs and records with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Edgardo Cambón, Carne Cruda, the Gurkestra, and more. Past performance and recording credits include Omar Sosa, Aphrodesia, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Carne Cruda, Fito Reinoso, and others. Music director and composer in residence, We Players theater company.

 

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