Mix the moods of the 60s and 70s counter-culture with aspects of classical music, add a healthy dash of rock-and-roll, and you get Progressive Rock. Mr. Bailey introduces us to this wide-ranging and fascinating genre. It’s a world where you might find 10 to 20-minute long songs with far larger forms and structures than average. These stand-alone pieces often use complicated time signatures, rich orchestration, and reflect the influence of jazz as well as classical music. The groundbreaking music of the Beatles and the Moody Blues led the way, but bands like Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Renaissance, and many others charted a variety of courses in the new genre. Let OLLI and Mr. Bailey open your ears to a fascinating musical tradition that still flourishes.
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