Is Jazz Dead?: Or Has It Moved to a New Address [NOOK Book]

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Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here. Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an ...
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Is Jazz Dead?: Or Has It Moved to a New Address

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Overview

Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here. Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an analysis of the American scene, how it came to be so stagnant, and what it can do to create a new level of creativity. This book is bound to be controversial among jazz purists and musicians; it will undoubtedly generate discussion about how jazz should grow now that it has become a recognized part of American musical history. Is Jazz Dead? dares to ask the question on all jazz fan's minds: Can jazz survive as a living medium? And, if so, how?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136731006
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1 Where do we go from here? : the jazz mainstream 1990 to 2005 1
2 Between image and artistry : the wynton marsalis phenomenon 23
3 Prophets looking backward : jazz at Lincoln center 53
4 Deja Vu time all over again : jazz singers and nu-crooners 77
5 Teachers teaching teachers : jazz education 99
6 Altered realities and fresh possibilities : future jazz 129
7 Out of sight and out of mind : jazz in the global village 163
8 Celebrating the glocal : the nordic tone in jazz 195
9 A question of survival : marketplace or subsidy 223
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