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Repertoire as Activity: The Basic Elements

in “Do You Know …?”: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239217
eISBN:
9780226239224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239224.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Musicians playing together in public places create and recreate the jazz repertoire as they play. This chapter explains the four basic elements of the phenomenon before going on to describe how it ... More


The Enigma of Bob Thompson

Richard H. King

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Bob Thompson's strange, (re)visionary painting is the subject of this chapter, which ofeers a questioning corrective to easy assumptions about musical influence. Although Thompson's best-known work ... 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


A New Mainstream

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

When jazz was divided in the 1950s between Traditional and Cool, “mainstream” became the collective term for all forms, united only by virtue of all jazz being expressive and swinging. These twin ... More


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