Circular Thinking—A Roundtable on “Blue in Green” and “Nefertiti”
Herbie Hancock described one of his mid-1960s jazz compositions by saying “it doesn’t have any cadences; it just keeps moving around in a circle.”1 Many such “circular tunes” emerged in the 1960s, and were particularly associated with Miles Davis. Our joint talk examines two circular jazz compositions. Henry Martin and Steve Larson will discuss “Blue in Green” by Bill Evans, and Keith Waters and Steve Strunk will discuss “Nefertiti” by Wayne Shorter.
Waters, Keith; Strunk, Steven; Martin, Henry; and Larson, Steve, "Circular Thinking—A Roundtable on “Blue in Green” and “Nefertiti”" (2016). Music Theory Faculty Contributions. 1.