Chris McGregor

Chris McGregor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Christopher McGregor, was a South African jazz pianist, bandleader and composer born in Somerset West, South Africa. McGregor grew up in the then Transkei where his father was headmaster at a Church of Scotland mission institution called Blythswood. Here he was exposed to the music of the local amaXhosa people. This music is a rich and varied music which pervaded every aspect of life - from formal rituals to the casual activities and encounters of everyday life, like herding cattle or just walking home in the evening. Music was everywhere. And this music, as explained in Dave Dargie's seminal book Xhosa Music, is complex. Dargie mentions the following as examples of this complexity which might be seen to have influenced McGregor in his own music, both as composser/arranger and as band leader: ..". a great number of style characteristics are to be found: relating not only to harmony and scale, but to melody, structure and phrasing, form, rhythm, instrumentation, singing techniques, and so onshow more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135727044
  • 9786135727043