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University of California Press
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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. Blowin’ the Blues Away examines how jazz has thrived in New York following its popular resurgence in the 1980s. Using interviews, in-person observation, and analysis of live and recorded events, ethnomusicologist Travis A. Jackson explores both the ways in which various participants in the New York City jazz scene interpret and evaluate performance, and the criteria on which those interpretations and evaluations are based. Through the notes and words of its most accomplished performers and most ardent fans, jazz appears not simply as a musical style, but as a cultural form intimately influenced by and influential upon American concepts of race, place, and spirituality.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. PART ONE. BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Studying Jazz
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. 2. History and Memory, Pathways and Practices: The African Americanness of Jazz
  2. pp. 24-48
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  1. PART TWO. SCENES IN THE CITY
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. 3. Jazz and Spatiality: The Development of Jazz Scenes
  2. pp. 51-69
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  1. 4. The New York Jazz Scene in the 1990s
  2. pp. 70-106
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  1. PART THREE. BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY
  2. pp. 107-108
  1. 5. Toward a Blues Aesthetic
  2. pp. 109-135
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  1. 6. Jazz Performance as Ritualized Activity
  2. pp. 136-154
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  1. 7. In the Studio and on Stage
  2. pp. 155-204
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  1. 8. Conclusion
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 217-222
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  1. Appendix: Excerpt from an Interview with Steve Wilson
  2. pp. 223-230
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 231-262
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  1. References
  2. pp. 263-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-298
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 299-299
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520951921
Related ISBN
9780520270442
MARC Record
OCLC
794493901
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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