Rhythm Changes addresses the various discourses that have shaped contemporary understandings of jazz and improvised music - namely, the analyses, assessments, critiques, and evaluations made of the music, whether by critics, academics, industry professionals, audiences, or the musicians themselves. It offers an alternative perspective on the history and development of jazz, from standpoint of the cultural theorist rather than the musicologist.
Alan Stanbridge is Assistant Professor, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Department of Humanities since July 1, 1999. His Ph.D. is from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and his undergraduate degree from Univ of Glasgow in Psychology. He has extensive experience in Arts Management Experience and Training in the UK. He is a recipient of the University of Toronto at Scarborough Faculty Teaching Award in 2004-2005.
1. Jazz Scholarship, Jazz Canons, and the Canons of Jazz Scholarship 2. Preserving Spontaneity: Jazz, Sound Recording, and the Paradox of Authenticity 3. Elephants and Clowns?: Jazz, Classical Music, and the Third Stream Debate 4. Crime Scores: The Jazz Influence in Television Police and Detective Series Music 5. "Don't dig that kinda croonin', chum!": The Discursive Politics of MutableVocal Styles 6. A Question of Standards: 'My Funny Valentine' and Musical Intertextuality 7. Of Sunshine and Happy Endings: Jazz, Parody, and the Limits of Interpretation 8. Burns, Baby, Burns: Jazz History as a Contested Cultural Site