"On the Sideroad" - Paul Astin - Hydra Rebetiko Gathering 2004

 

 

 

 

 

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PAUL ASTIN

 

“On the Sideroad: The Use of Passing Tones and Other Extra-modal Devices in the Improvised Taximia of Markos Vamvakaris’ 1930s Recordings”

by Paul Astin

 

SUMMARY: This presentation will center on an analysis of one or more improvisations of Markos Vamvakaris as played during a taxim on the bouzouki. Through transcription and performance of sections of this improvisation (on piano), I will seek to illustrate the importance of extra-modal tonality in the improvisation of gifted musicians such as Vamvakaris.

 

CV: For the past 12 years, Paul has worked as a jazz pianist, performing mostly in the Los Angeles area. He has recorded a collection of original compositions with saxophonist Ray Pizzi, a CD of extemporaneous solo piano, and two jazz piano trio CDs. Paul holds a Bachelor¹s Degree in Anthropology, and a Master¹s Degree in Latin American Studies. In addition to music performance, Paul is an elementary school teacher. In 1998 he developed a programme of keyboard instruction with young children emphasising improvisation and performance. He received the BRAVO Award from the Los Angeles County Performing Arts Center in 2001.

 

 

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