Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Music - Performance with a concentration in Jazz Performance, MM
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Brazilian rhythm; performance; Hermeto Pascoal; Luiz Gonzaga; Dominguinhos; samba-jazz; jazz
The objective of this research is to gather and analyze stylizations of Brazilian folk rhythms baião, frevo and maracatu in contemporary Brazilian jazz. For this end, I examined transcriptions from well-known contemporary drummers Airto Moreira, Nenê and Márcio Bahia. Firstly, I reviewed the path of the drum set in Brazil by examining the important contributions made by drummers Luciano Perrone and Edison Machado. After that, I presented musical characteristics of baião, maracatu and frevo in their original environment, followed by analysis of each rhythm’s stylizations to the drum set made by drummers Airto Moreira, Nenê and Márcio Bahia. I concluded that, to successfully transpose these Northeast Brazilian rhythms from percussion ensembles to the drum set, it is important to identify key patterns from the original source to be featured on the stylization, as well as to consider technical solutions that are already part of the drum set vocabulary.
Gomes Maia Tome Pimentel, Lucas, "Brazilian rhythms on the drum set: stylizations of baiao, frevo and maracatu by drummers Airto Moreira, Nene and Marcio Bahia." (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3151.