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A New Kind of Blue

Connections between Early West Coast Psychedelic Music and Jazz (1963-68)

We will listen to and discuss recordings by Miles Davis and John Coltrane that members of Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds, the Doors, and the Grateful Dead admired. We will explore the specific elements borrowed from Davis and Coltrane’s music that were then incorporated into early psychedelic music. The workshop will conclude with listening to recordings by the psychedelic bands that incorporate elements and approaches from Davis and Coltrane’s music.

Workshop Time and Date: April 5 at 7:00 p.m. CST
Workshop Lead: Tom Zlabinger ’96

Meet Tom Zlabinger ’96

Tom is an ethnomusicologist and a jazz bass player. And he has been known to pick up a guitar and play some rock and roll on occasion. A professor of music at York College / CUNY in New York, Tom's research includes the connections between jazz and psychedelic music, specifically Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and West Coast bands like Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds, the Doors, and the Grateful Dead.

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Monday April 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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