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Date of Award
Department or Program Affiliation
Master of Music (MMus)
Woods, Kevin, 1979-
Williamson, Greg (Drummer)
This thesis is an exploration of some important jazz drummers throughout the last century through recordings. Jazz music has evolved in many ways since its inception, one way being the sound and style of drumming. Technological and mechanical advances also contributed to the evolution of jazz. Part of my research included listening to jazz recordings from the (1930’s) to the (2010’s), and something that interested me was the different gear and sounds out of the drumset that changes with eras of jazz. Each era presented its own unique sound.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Drum--Performance; Drummers (Musicians); Drum set; Drum--History; Jazz--History and criticism
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Stivers, Gary, "Exploring the Evolution of Jazz Drumming Through Recordings: A Jazz Lineage" (2023). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1210.