Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Gary Campbell

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Sam Lussier

Third Advisor's Name

Mike Orta

Date of Defense



The purpose of this thesis is to present and analyze six original compositions and arrangements by Agustin A. Conti that demonstrate the influence of Argentinean music on Jazz composition. Conti’s compositions combine elements of the Chacarera, Candombe, Murga, Milonga, and Malambo styles, with the odd-meter ostinato and metric modulation used in modem Latin jazz. The thesis includes scores of the six works, as well as a CD of the thesis recital, performed by a jazz quartet consisting of tenor saxophone (or soprano), piano, electric bass and drum set.




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1 Audio Track_01.mp3 (12123 kB)
Track 1 - Sudan

2 Audio Track_01.mp3 (9907 kB)
Track 2 - El Immigrante

3 Audio Track_01.mp3 (10800 kB)
Track 3 - Tangram

4 Audio Track_01.mp3 (11335 kB)
Track 4 - Katurga

5 Audio Track_01.mp3 (10333 kB)
Track 5 - Omotesando

6 Audio Track_01.mp3 (16247 kB)
Track 6 - Fuegos de Manikarnika

program notes.pdf (581 kB)
Program Notes

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