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The Pearls

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

“The Pearls” was one of the many great compositions of Jelly Roll Morton. It had two piano versions, a band version, a piano roll by Morton, and a 1938 record based on one of its themes by Mary Lou ... More


The Magic of Juju: Improvising Ritual1

Jason C. Bivins

in Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Preparation for and participation in musical improvisation is often understood to possess qualities similar to those of ritual. This chapter explores the nature of religious ritual and performance in ... More


Troublesome Recordings: Jazz Styles, Masks, and Race

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy and establishes how their recordings represent a usefully troublesome body of work for illuminating prevailing conceptions of jazz that ... More


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