Master of Music (MM)
Karen Seoane Fuller
Jazz, Piano, Trio, Double, Bass
Date of Defense
This thesis presents a recording of seven jazz compositions as performed in the author’s Master’s Recital on March 24, 2012. One of the compositions is my own, and four others are my own arrangements. The present paper includes scores of the original compositions and arrangements as well as program notes that offer historical background, summaries of the form, and observations on performance practice for each selection. I have sought to explore systematically explore the multiple roles of the double bass as a functional, supportive, and melodic instrument in a jazz piano trio. The seven compositions present the full range of challenges the double bassist must face in a small group setting. I explore different approaches and musical concepts that enable a high level of improvised music performance, without disregarding its ties to tradition.
Sanchez, Kai, "The Double Bass as a Supportive and Melodic Instrument in a Jazz Piano Trio: Extended Program Notes for Thesis Recital" (2012). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 587.