Bebop and Nothingness: Jazz and Bebop at the End of the Century

Bebop and Nothingness: Jazz and Bebop at the End of the Century

by Francis Davis
     
 

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Jazz is more popular than it has been for quite a while, but -- according to author Francis Davis -- that popularity has come at a cost. Jazz has become identified with its past, especially bebop, the style that began as a daring departure from convention but has since become the required language for all musicians. Davis prefers artists who push at the avant-garde… See more details below

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Jazz is more popular than it has been for quite a while, but -- according to author Francis Davis -- that popularity has come at a cost. Jazz has become identified with its past, especially bebop, the style that began as a daring departure from convention but has since become the required language for all musicians. Davis prefers artists who push at the avant-garde edges, who refuse to accept the status quo. This collection of his influential writings again focuses on these hard-to-categorize heroes, ranging from mainstream stars like Miles Davis to lesser-known heroes.

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ISBN-13:
9780028650319
Publisher:
Omnibus Press
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.96(d)

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