Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time Since Bebop
By: David Ake (author)Paperback
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What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades since World War II, emerging in unexpected places and incorporating a wide range of new styles. In this engrossing new book, David Ake expands on the discussion he began in Jazz Cultures, lending his engaging, thoughtful, and stimulating perspective to post-1940s jazz. Ake investigates such issues as improvisational analysis, pedagogy, American exceptionalism, and sense of place in jazz. He uses provocative case studies to illustrate how some of the values ascribed to the postwar jazz culture are reflected in and fundamentally shaped by aspects of sound, location, and time.
David Ake is Professor and Chair of the Department of Musicology at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.
List of Illustrations Introduction Part I. Sound and Time 1. Being (and Becoming) John Coltrane: Listening for Jazz "Subjectivity" 2. Musicology beyond the Score and the Performance: Making Sense of the Creak on Miles Davis's "Old Folks" 3. Sex Mob and the Carnivalesque in Postwar Jazz Part II. Place and Time 4. Race, Place, and Nostalgia after the Counterculture: Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny on ECM 5. Rethinking Jazz Education 6. Negotiating National Identity among American Jazz Musicians in Paris Acknowledgments Appendix 1. Sample of American Jazz Musicians Born Since 1950 Who Studied Jazz at the College Level Appendix 2. Interview Locations and Dates Notes Index
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