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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


Introduction: Studying Jazz Studies: Toward an Epistemology of Jazz, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Canon (or at least live with it…)

Ken Prouty

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031632
eISBN:
9781617031649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces a number of premises that are put forth throughout this book. These concern an authoritative knowledge of jazz. Claims to this authoritative knowledge of jazz are deeply ... More


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