Rock Pop Jazz

From Bratislava´s Lyra to Czechoslovakia has talent. Music in Bratislava in the period from 1966 to 2010

In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, performances of world-class artists have always taken place. In the period from 1948 to 1963 most of the significant performances of jazz and popular artists took place in Prague. After 1963, when Chris Barber (Great Britain) performed in Bratislava, the city became the center of important jazz and popular […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2018, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Rock subculture in Bratislava

Although the Bratislava rock subculture was established in the late 1950s, the bands were given the opportunity to perform professionally only in 1963. On the one hand, rock pushed jazz out as a genre, on the other hand, there were various censorship problems. The Bratislava rock subculture changed from hard rock to art rock, bans […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2019, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Lukáš Oravec, mainstream personality of Slovak jazz

In this paper the author analyzes basic stylistic tendency in jazz after the year 2000. In the confrontation with foreign trends it points to the specifics of the Slovak jazz development. The core of the work is an analysis of the composition Moonday written by trumpeter Lukáš Oravec from the second studio album – Piotrology […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2019, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Penetration of Jazz into Various Genres and Subcultures

Jazz is a universal music that has influenced many generations and still attracts new audiences. Although it was developing autonomously along with popular and classical music, its development has been progressively absorbed into different musical genres and styles. Jazz penetration into other genres culminated in the 1960s with its expansion into pop music. The 1970s […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2015, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Miles Davis – From Bebop to Hip Hop. The Fifties

Tonality, which began in Europe, challenges the Second Viennese School of Schöenberg, Webern and Berg, again strongly reinforces the American pop music, while tonal feeling of jazz already with bebop elements (chromaticisms, bitonality, seconds, expansion of forms and structures) were in crisis and it started in the 50s its own way; a path that indicates […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2016, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

On the Slovak Rock Songs’ Lyrics

In recent years, the quality of the contemporary songs’ lyrics has been affected by the massive pop culture influence predominantly from English-speaking countries. This survey-based study tries to identify the most popular Slovak rock songs and to determine if their lyrics play a role in the musical preferences of young people in Slovakia. According to the survey results, […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2017, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

“I ain’t playing no jazz” – Towards the musical style of The Zawinul Syndicate

Joe Zawinul’s 55-year musical career was marked by three major periods: his stint with Cannonball Adderley (1961–1970), the ensemble Weather Report (1970 – ca. 1986) and his own The Zawinul Syndicate (1988–2007). Thus considered, his stylistic development began with hard bop and soul, paving the way for his own debut jazz-rock recordings (1966), then continuing […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2014, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha (1911), the “first” black opera. A new ethnoanthropological and musicological analysis

More than one century after its birth and its unlucky efforts to stage it properly, Scott Joplin’s complex and beautiful opera Treemonisha calls for a new, interdisciplinary critical analysis. African-American music needs to be viewed not only as a synthesis of oral and written sources, but also in light of how popular music and the […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2018, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Individualists, traditionalists, revolutionarists or opportunists?

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2010, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Punk and New Wave in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Poland

During emerging punk and new wave in former socialist countries possibilities of musicians varied immensely. Differences among musicians were associated with distinctive cultural and political climate in particular countries in the period from 1977 to 1989. While musicians in Yugoslavia and Poland were able to protect their artistic freedom, Czechoslovak rock musicians kept their underground position; participating at the club scene or moving to pop music. Radical attitude in underground helped to create Czech alternative scene […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2015, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

The Value of the Traditional and the Progressive in Jazz Development

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2013, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Market Segmentation of the Sacred Music as a Result of the Separation of Sacred and Profane Environment

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Posted in: Music Systematics, Musicologica 1/2008, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Entertaining Music in Bratislava until 1938

At the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, Bratislava has been multicultural small city, which was gradually taking over many features of a big city entertaimnet up until 1938. Hungarian, German and Slovak music culture has been overlapped, but also cultures of other nations penetrated to the music […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2016, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

The Value of the Traditional and the Progressive in Jazz Development

Recently, two important syntheses on European jazz have been published: Eurojazzland:Jazz and European Sources, Dynamics, and Contexts by Luca Cerchiari, Laurent Cugny and Franz Kerschbaumer (2012); and Jazz behind the Iron Curtain by Gertrud Pickhan and Rüdiger Ritter (2009). The publications show the division of European jazz scenes between east and west, and they also […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2014, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Dobro as the Cultural Heritage of the Slovaks

Although dobro, a resophonic guitar, originated in the US, without its genial developer called Ján Dopjera (John Dopyera as the English version of his name), who came from Slovakia, the Americans would not have been able to call it their own and add it to their cultural heritage. The dobro guitar does not belong only […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2017, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Transformations of music club institution using the example of Olomouc popular music scene before 1989

The study shows the development of the institution of popular music club and club culture in the micro-area of Central-Moravian city of Olomouc during the forties to the eighties of the twentieth century. Organizational, social, artistic, cultural-political and general cultural aspects are reflected. Attention is paid to the origins of the club scene in the […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2015, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

American and world jazz scene after 2000

Before the beginning of the new millenium, over the past three decades, jazz has been undergone major changes in the development. From the 70s we can see the fragmentation of jazz and the birth of many polystyle music formations. Jazz has become more open to other genres and has begun to create so called jazz […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2018, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail

Between Cultural Alternative and Protest. On the Social Function of Jazz after 1945 in Central Europe (GDR, Poland, Hungary, CSSR)

The author deals with the meaning of the term “protest“during communism in Central European countries: GDR, Poland, Hungary and CSSR. The protest against authoritative regime has been manifested in different forms: from open form of resistance to all forms of internal opposition. The word “protest“ had hybrid character especially in jazz in these four Central […]

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2011, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Jazz Inspirations in the 20th Century Classical Slovak Music – the Music of Alexander Moyzes and His Successors

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2013, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website

Jazz immigrants in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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Posted in: Musicologica 1/2010, Rock Pop Jazz | Author: | E-mail | Website