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Modernism, Race, and Aesthetics

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers a framework for moving beyond the familiar standoff between blackness and colorblindness through a particular version of social constructionism. The aesthetic contest between the ... More


A New Mainstream

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

When jazz was divided in the 1950s between Traditional and Cool, “mainstream” became the collective term for all forms, united only by virtue of all jazz being expressive and swinging. These twin ... More


The Power of Badness

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the introduction, it was mentioned that jazzmen strove to create “badness” in their music, and even exhibited “badness” in their personal lives. This chapter explores that badness, which goes ... More


Changes

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores what most underscored the need for jazz and hard bop to change: basically a sameness in the way that the musicians were playing (so that they merely followed the giants that ... More


“A Silent Beat in Between the Drums”: Bebop, Post-Bop, and the Black Beat Poetics of Bob Kaufman

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

No writer exemplifies the importance of bebop for African American poetry more than Bob Kaufman. And no writer aside from Hughes has had a greater impact on subsequent jazz poetry than Kaufman. ... More


The Last of Hard Bop

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz today is a far cry from jazz of previous decades, when people were so into music. Nowadays, people turn to jazz, more often than not, just to dance and not listen to nuances and appreciate ... More


Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

David H. Rosenthal

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard bop was a brand of post bebop jazz that enveloped many of the most talented American musicians in the period between 1955 and 1956. These were years unrivalled in jazz history for the number of ... More


Hard Bop Begins

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

According to jazz pianist Andrew Hill, in the 1950s, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing music. It wasn't a time of ghetto blasters, but a time when people played instruments and appreciated ... More


Introduction

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard Bop begins with the “badness” of jazzmen, both in music and their personalities, as illustrated through jazz trumpeteer Lee Morgan, bad because of his “dirty” solos and ... More


Recording with Bags

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/9780195083491.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Milt “Bags” Jackson was an American jazz vibraphonist. He is known for his swinging solos when he became a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his inclination for collaboration with other hard bop ... More


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