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Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age

Ken Prouty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031632
eISBN:
9781617031649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz’s identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist, critic, ... More


Influences, Antecedents, Early Engagements

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the early motivations for the lofts, arguing that the movement emerged at a unique intersection between national discourses on musician empowerment and local urban ecologies ... More


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