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Developing “Big Ears”: Jazz Fans

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how jazz fans, especially the most active concertgoers (the regulars), respond to a musical performance. It first considers how fans become part of jazz communities and how they ... More


Introduction: The Unseen Scene

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book challenges the convenient distinction between jazz musicians and audiences by calling attention to the collaborative interactions of performers with the other “nonperforming” participants. ... More


Making the Scene: Fan Communities

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how intimate social correspondence between active participants in New York City's avant-jazz scene engenders individual and group identities—a sense of who we are, where we go, ... More


Jazz Jobbing: Music Professionals

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines jazz jobbing professionals' attraction for and attention to jazz, their roles as creative improvisers and co-performers, and their relationships with other jazz scene ... More


Jazz Scene, Liverpool Scene: The Early 1960s

Pete Townsend

in Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry and its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237273
eISBN:
9781846313196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237273.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the British jazz scene in the 1960s. Jazz had different identities in its international, national and local (in this case Liverpudlian) settings. At all three of these levels, ... More


Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Thomas H. Greenland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

How do we speak about jazz? This book turns from the usual emphasis on artists and their music to focus on non-performing participants, describing them as active performers in their own right who ... More


Prologue

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This prologue describes the collaboration between New York City jazz musicians and audiences—during performances and elsewhere—that is essential for creating meaningful music and building cohesive ... More


Ornette Coleman's Crisis

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/9780195083491.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

Music from this record came from a concert conducted at New York University; it proved to be a revealing and important reunion for the musicians. Bassist Charlie Haden had teamed up with Ornette ... More


Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Rashida K. Braggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. This book challenges the notion that Paris was a ... More


The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Mike Zwerin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his Beat-like jaunt through the Parisian and European jazz scene, the author of this book is not unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, or Hunter S. Thompson—writers to whom, for different reasons, he ... More


Epilogue: Making the Changes

Thomas H. Greenland

in Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040115
eISBN:
9780252098314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue examines some of the changes that have taken place in the decade-plus since the author conducted his study in 2002, along with their impact on New York City's jazz scene. It begins with ... More


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