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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


Modernism, Race, and Aesthetics

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers a framework for moving beyond the familiar standoff between blackness and colorblindness through a particular version of social constructionism. The aesthetic contest between the ... 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


Jim Crow, Economics, and the Politics of Musicianship

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with a discussion of the segregation of the music business until the mid-1960s. It then looks at the development of a pro-integration discourse in the jazz world that mobilized ... More


The Debate Within: White Backlash, the New Thing, and Economics

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the most notable differences between the Down Beat of the 1950s and that of the 1960s is the amount of space devoted to public forums which aired intense and racially polarized debates on ... More


Africa, the Cold War, and the Diaspora at Home

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores that ways in which the lives of jazz musicians intersected with global political currents: (1) the career of Paul Robeson; (2) the State Department jazz tours, which began in ... More


Jazz at Home in France: French Jazz Musicians on the Warpath to “Authentic” Jazz

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates the performance of authenticity in French jazz criticism and the perspectives of French jazz musicians. From the 1930s through the postwar era, French jazz discourse ... More


Activism and Fund-Raising from Freedom Now to the Freedom Rides

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows that fund-raising events in 1960 and 1961 responded to an intensification of the civil rights movement in the wake of the Student Sit-Ins, and reveal a strong interest among jazz ... More


Introduction: Migrating Jazz People and Identities

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the migratory experiences of musicians and their music through case studies of African American jazz ... More


Kenny Clarke’s Journey between “Black” and “Universal” Music

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on bebop cofounder Kenny Clarke, who resided in Paris from 1956 until his death in 1985. Clarke became the cornerstone of the Parisian jazz scene. He was the house drummer for ... More


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