Landing on the Wrong Note: Jazz, Dissonance and Critical Practice

Landing on the Wrong Note: Jazz, Dissonance and Critical Practice

By: Ajay Heble (author)Paperback

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An imaginative and passionate synthesis of form and function, Landing on the Wrong NOte goes beyond mainstream jazz criticism, outlining a new poetics of jazz that emerges not from the ivory tower but from the clubs, performances, and lives of today's jazz musicians.

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Ajay Heble is Associate Professor of English at the University of Guelph in Canada. The author of a book on Alice Munro and the editor of a volume of Canadian criticism, he is also the Artistic Director of the Guelph Jazz Festival. He wears a beret.


Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Poetics of Jazz: From Symbolic to Semiotic 2. The Rehistoricizing of Jazz: Chicago's "Urban Bushmen" and the Problem of Representation 3. Performing Identity: Jazz Autobiography and the Politics of Literary Improvisation 4. "Space is the Place": Jazz, Voice, and Resistance 5. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Women in Jazz 6. Capitulating to Barbarism: Jazz and/as Popular Culture 7. Up for Grabs: The Ethicopolitical Authority of Jazz Conclusion Works Cited Sound and Video Recordings Consulted

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/12/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780415923491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780415923491
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415923492

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