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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


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


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


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


Negotiating National Identity among American Jazz Musicians in Paris

David Ake

in Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the increasingly complicated and fluid associations of jazz's “American” identity. It studies some of the ways that jazz musicians displayed or represented ... 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


“syncopated Threnody”: The End of Chicago's Jazz Age

William-Howland Kenney

in Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092608
eISBN:
9780199853168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092608.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter describes not the end of jazz, but the birth of a new style of music called swing. At this time, jazz musicians migrated to other areas such as New York carrying jazz with them at the ... More


A Personal View of the Musicians

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the stories of several popular jazz musicians. The accounts in this chapter are from the author's personal encounters with these individuals. Some of these musicians began ... More


Providing a Place and Time: Jazz Presenters

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role of jazz presenters in connecting artists and audiences in the here and now of improvised performances. It first provides an overview of the business of live jazz ... More


Activism and Fund-Raising from Birmingham to Black Power

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/9780195128253.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Black music, like Black Power, took on multivalent meanings as artists and audiences claimed the symbolic power of jazz for their particular purposes. Within the jazz world, the debate over ... More


Jazz and Spatiality: The Development of Jazz Scenes

Travis A. Jackson

in Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270442
eISBN:
9780520951921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270442.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter suggests that consideration of space and spatiality enhances a jazz historical narrative which generally renders geography as inert and subservient to time. In particular, those two ... 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


Moderns and After

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the story and musical contributions of jazz musicians that belong to the third generation described in the previous chapter. It includes discussions on Dizzy Gillespie, ... More


Rolling Tape: Producing Jazz LPs, 1950–1966

Michael Jarrett

in Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The A&R man became a record producer with the development of magnetic tape (a spoil of World War II) and the introduction of the vinyl long-playing record by Columbia Records in 1948. Producers could ... More


The Jazz Loft Era

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/9780520285408.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter outlines the loft scene itself, starting with an in-depth look at the 1972 New York Musicians' Jazz Festival—an event cited by many musicians as a germinal moment for the scene. The ... More


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