CLARKSON, Timothy

MMus University of Sydney 2013 Pages: 59

Chromatic Thirds Relations In The Improvisations of Mark Turner

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Link to Thesis: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/10098/1/Timothy%20Clarkson%20SID%20199835087%20Thesis%20Final.pdf

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Saxophonist Mark Turner represents one of the most influential and original modern improvisers on the saxophone. This thesis identifies and typifies a body of recurring intervallic relationships in his improvisations as examples of chromatic thirds relations. Establishing his lineage from both John Coltrane and ‘cool school” saxophonists Warne Marsh, it shows his adaptation of Coltrane’s major third cycles into more direct polytonal superimposition via the augmented scale and related structures through chromatic voice leading...

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