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Tapping the Ivories: Jazz and Tap Dance in Jelly’s Last Jam (1992)

Kathryn Edney

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam (1992)—a stylized musical biography of the jazz composer and pianist Jelly Roll Morton—combines jazz music and tap dance to reflect on the place of African ... More


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