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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


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


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


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


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


Inez Cavanaugh: Creating and Complicating Jazz Community

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/9780520279346.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter excavates the life story of Inez Cavanaugh, a woman about whom little is known in jazz scholarship but whose contributions were significant to the creation and maintenance of a jazz ... 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


Performing Jazz Diaspora with Sidney Bechet

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/9780520279346.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the later life and career of New Orleans-style clarinetist and saxophonist Sidney Bechet. The 1949 International Jazz Festival in Paris drew Bechet from New York, seducing him ... More


Coda: Beyond Color-Blind Narratives: Reading behind the Scenes of Paris Blues

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/9780520279346.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the film Paris Blues (1961) to foreground several key points expressed in the present volume. It connects the fictional jazz diasporas of Paris Blues to the very real lives of ... More


The Japanese Invasion

Eugene Marlow

in Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817990
eISBN:
9781496818034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817990.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

During World War II, the Japanese constructed prisoner of war camps in fifteen countries, including China. These camps numbered approximately 240. The Japanese—whose attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 ... More


Wayne Shorter: Beyond a Smile on a Face

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's interview with American jazz musicians Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. It discusses Shorter's stories about the loss of wife, his autistic child, and other ... More


Dexter Gordon: Life and Death in the Margin

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the death of American Jazz musician Dexter Gordon. It explains that Gordon starred in the film Round Midnight directed by Bertrand Tavernier and also died round midnight. The ... More


Miles Davis: A Mouthful of Words

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's interview with American jazz musician Miles Davis about painting. It explains that painting had become more than a hobby for Davis at the time of the interview. ... More


Chet Baker: How about a Sniffette?

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's relationship with American jazz musician, Chet Baker. It highlights Baker's addiction to heroin, explaining that although he went into self-destruct mode, his ... More


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