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“Slightly Left of Center”: Atlantic Records and the Problems of Genre

Daniel Goldmark

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the idea of genre as it applies to jazz by focusing on the output of Atlantic Records' jazz division. Under the stewardship of two men, Nesuhi Ertegun and Joel Dorn, Atlantic ... More


The Faith of Universal Brotherhood: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Popularity among Bebop Musicians

Richard Brent Turner

in Soundtrack to a Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479871032
eISBN:
9781479849697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871032.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 looks at the forces of transnationalism, black internationalism, masculinity, freedom, and social justice that encouraged black bebop musicians to convert to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ... More


Dedicated to the Struggle: The Aural Making and Unmaking of the Third World 1955–1965

Njoroge Njoroge

in Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806895
eISBN:
9781496806932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the transformations in Black creative music in the post-World War II period. This period is particularly rich politically and musically, and this chapter explores some of the ... More


Influences, Antecedents, Early Engagements

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the early motivations for the lofts, arguing that the movement emerged at a unique intersection between national discourses on musician empowerment and local urban ecologies ... More


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