In the Moment: Jazz in the 1980s

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In the Moment traces the rise of such 1980s stars as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Anthony Davis, David Murray, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Jordan, and Billy Bang, while assessing the continuing influence of such father figures as Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, George Russell, John Lewis, and Roscoe Mitchell. In the process Francis Davis discusses the low visibility of jazz in the media, the uneasy relationship of jazz to pop, and the surprising emergence of the composer as the pivotal figure in what ...
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In the Moment traces the rise of such 1980s stars as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Anthony Davis, David Murray, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Jordan, and Billy Bang, while assessing the continuing influence of such father figures as Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, George Russell, John Lewis, and Roscoe Mitchell. In the process Francis Davis discusses the low visibility of jazz in the media, the uneasy relationship of jazz to pop, and the surprising emergence of the composer as the pivotal figure in what has always been regarded as the improviser's realm. Now updated with a new introduction, In the Moment is a superb companion to some of the best music and musicians of an eventful decade.

"Informative, insightful, and knowledgeable, that's Francis Davis on jazz."---Sonny Rollins.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780306807084
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Francis Davis is jazz critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and writes regularly on jazz and related subjects for a wide variety of publications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Da Capo Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition
Anthony Davis's New Music 3
The Right Stuff (Wynton and Branford Marsalis) 29
The Tenor of These Times (David Murray) 42
Heeding Inner Voices (Bobby McFerrin) 51
If It Sounds Good, It Is Good (Craig Harris) 58
Violin Madness (John Blake and Billy Bang) 67
Variations on a Big Band Theme (Mathias Ruegg) 75
Swing Redux (Scott Hamilton and Warren Vache) 82
Introducing Sumi Tonooka 90
The Instrument Gets in the Way (Stanley Jordan) 99
Maslak on the Hudson (Keshavan Maslak) 105
An Improviser Prepares (Sonny Rollins) 117
There's No Success Like Failure, and Failure's No Success at All: Ornette Coleman's Permanent Revolution 133
Don Cherry Sees the World 147
Character Analysis (Warne Marsh) 157
An Intellect of the Heart (George Russell) 167
Maintaining the Structure (Roscoe Mitchell) 177
Apples, Oranges, and Arthur Blythe 186
Leading Lady (Abbey Lincoln) 197
Patron Saint (Giovanni Bonandrini) 206
Henry Threadgill Leads the Parade 217
Woman's Work (Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Kim Parker, and Susannah McCorkle) 220
Back in Time (John Lewis) 227
Yankee Ingenuity (Ran Blake) 238
Like Attracts Like (World Saxophone Quartet and 29th Street Saxophone Quartet) 243
The Unsure Egoist Is Not Good for Himself (Miles Davis) 248
Index 253
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