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Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Alex Stewart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and '40s, when swing was at its height. But, as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost ... More


Economic Ownership of Jazz

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the impact of white appropriation and commercial interests on the evolution of jazz. They long contributed to the economic exploitation of black musicians and in imposing white ... More


Jazz Dance from Emancipation to 1970

Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

The history of jazz dance is intimately tied to the history of jazz music. Collectively, as jazz expression with common histories and shared aesthetic characteristics, their entwined history from ... More


Introduction

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/9780252041334.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There have been a number of outstanding studies that articulate the importance of black music for “Afro-modernist” literary production since Paul Gilroy’s seminal The Black Atlantic: Modernity and ... More


Remembrance of Jazz Past: Sidney Bechet in France

Adny Fry

in Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This final chapter concerns the unusual career of Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans reedman who occupies a special position among émigré African-American musicians in France. Appearing first in 1919, he ... More


Rethinking Jazz Education

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/9780520266889.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses jazz education and the shift from urban nightclubs to schools as the primary homes of hundreds of jazz composers and musicians. However, this shift continues to be ... More


Jelly Roll Morton and the Spanish Tinge

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Jelly Roll Morton, a jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, showing how tensions in jazz are expressed in Morton's music, and examining a basic epistemological question about ... More


Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Travis Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270442
eISBN:
9780520951921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270442.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city's jazz scene is more important now than ever before. This book examines how jazz has thrived in New York ... More


Introduction

Gabriel Solis

in Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Monk is an icon of jazz history and American culture in general. This chapter explores his legacy, looking at how and why musicians from successive generations have reacted and responded to that ... More


Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Andy Fry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

France has long been credited with welcoming African Americans and their music: into its venues, into its compositions, into its writing. Yet the reception of jazz is much more complicated than that ... More


Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Michael Jarrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In histories of music and audio technologies, and particularly in narratives about jazz, record producers tend to fall by the wayside. They're seldom acknowledged and generally unknown. But without ... More


A Personal View of the Music

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the colorful history of jazz. It pieces together the origins of great jazz recordings, hit songs, and important performances. Next, it takes a look at some of the popular jazz ... More


Rolling Tape: Producing Jazz LPs, 1950–1966

Michael Jarrett

in Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The A&R man became a record producer with the development of magnetic tape (a spoil of World War II) and the introduction of the vinyl long-playing record by Columbia Records in 1948. Producers could ... More


Introduction

John Wriggle

in Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter digs up the forgotten legacies of arrangers in jazz music and emphasizes their importance in the cultural history of music. It illustrates how African American arranger ... More


Laying Down Tracks: Producing Multitrack Recordings, 1967–1990

Michael Jarrett

in Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Recording jazz onto multitrack tape meant that, while music continued to be captured onto tape in studios, albums could be constructed in postproduction: analogous to the way movies were shot on ... More


Fragmented Memories and Activist Archives

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/9780520285408.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of New York's so-called “loft jazz era,” one of the least-understood periods in jazz history. Spanning from the mid-1960s until about 1980, the jazz ... 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


Elation—Elegance—Exaltation

Tony Whyton

in Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199733231
eISBN:
9780190268121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733231.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the common interpretations of Coltrane’s suite and how the album is described in musical terms. It highlights how the album feeds into the established binaries of jazz history, ... More


From Reification to Deification: A Love Supreme and the Canonization of Jazz

Tony Whyton

in Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199733231
eISBN:
9780190268121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733231.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the symbolic importance of A Love Supreme within the canon of seminal jazz recordings. It discusses the reification of jazz and the ritualistic value instilled in A Love Supreme ... More


Beginnings

Joshua Berrett

in Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103847
eISBN:
9780300127478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103847.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the life of Paul Whiteman, beginning with Wilberforce Whiteman's disgust for his son's “laziness” and the eventual departure of Paul from his home in Denver, and his move to ... More


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