Jeff Novotny JAZZPRJKT

Jazz + contemporary composer/arranger
09 setembro 2015

Vince Mendoza: A Stylistic Analysis

This article analyzes selected works of Vince Mendoza, to discover common compositional features which define his personal style. The author considers harmonic aspects, such as chord progressions and voicings, and the favoring of certain sonorities. Orchestration is also discussed, including choice of instruments and blending of timbres and registers. Finally, the author interprets the usage of traditional and modern jazz idiomatic elements, as well as influences of fusion and pop/film/band music. Works analyzed include big band, orchestra, and combo pieces.

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