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The Construction of Signs in Jazz Photography

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter asks the question: how exactly can a picture possibly represent a style of music? What triggers in society or in the mind create such representations? For centuries, many artists have ... More


Introduction

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the subject of study in this book, which is the photographs of jazz musicians and how these photos have come to represent the genre as a whole. Some of the photographs ... More


The Formation of the Jazz Image in Visual Culture

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the mental picture of a jazz musician—a well-dressed African American man playing an instrument such as a saxophone or trumpet. The chapter tries to capture and discover just ... More


Ceci n’est pas jazz: The Battle for Ownership

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about the transformations that jazz went through during the 1980s when there was a resurgence of the classic jazz of the 1940s and 1950s. This era has been termed the neoclassical ... More


The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Heather K. Pinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Typically, a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal prerequisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to ... More


Conclusion: The Visual Image of Jazz

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter consolidates the arguments and opinions that have been shared in this book. It revisits the question of how new music can be cultivated under constant pressure from traditionalists and ... More


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