The Jazz Cadence of American Culture / Edition 1

The Jazz Cadence of American Culture / Edition 1

by Robert O'Meally
     
 

A comprehensive collection of essays, speeches, and interviews on the impact of jazz on other arts, on politics, and on the rhythm of everyday life, including an essay on poet and novelist James Weldon Johnson as a cultural critic, an interview with Wynton Marsalis, a speech on the heroic image in jazz, and a newspaper review of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da

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A comprehensive collection of essays, speeches, and interviews on the impact of jazz on other arts, on politics, and on the rhythm of everyday life, including an essay on poet and novelist James Weldon Johnson as a cultural critic, an interview with Wynton Marsalis, a speech on the heroic image in jazz, and a newspaper review of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk.

Columbia University Press

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ISBN-13:
9780231104494
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

What is jazz?IntroductionJazz--The Word, by Alan P. Merriam and Fradley H. GarnerForward Motion: An Interview with Benny Golson, by Benny Golson and Jim MerodJames A. SneadBlack Music as an Art Form, by Olly WilsonRemembering Thelonious Monk: When the Music Was Happening Then He'd Get Up and Do His Little Dance, by Quincy Troupe and Ben RileyImprovisation and the Creative Process, by Albert MurrayOne Nation Under a Groove; or, the United States of JazzocracyIntroductionWhat's American About America, by John KouwenhovenJazz and the White Critic, by Amiri BarakaDuke Ellington Music Like a Big Hot Pot of Good Gumbo, by Wynton Marsalis and Robert G. O'MeallyBlues to Be Constitutional: A Long Look at the Wild Wherefores of Our Democratic Lives as Symbolized in the Making of Rhythm and Tune, by Stanley CrouchThe Ellington Programme, by Barry UlanovJazz Lines and Colors: The Sound I SawIntroductionArt History and Black Memory: Toward a Blues Aesthetic, by Richard J. PowellSkyscrapers, Airplanes, and Airmindedness: The Necessary Angel, by Ann DouglasCalvin TomkinsCelebration, by Sherry Turner DeCaravaBlack Visual Intonation, by Arthur JafaImprovisation in Jazz, by Bill EvansJazz is a Dance: Jazz art in MotionIntroductionJazz Music in Motion: Dancers and Big Bands, by Jacqui MaloneCharacteristics of Negro Expression, by Zora Neale HurstonAfrican Art and Motion, by Robert Farris ThompsonBe Like Mike? Michael Jordan and the Pedagogy of Desire, by Michael Eric DysonNoise Taps a Historic Route to Joy, by Margo JeffersonTell the Story: Jazz, History, MemoryIntroductionPulp and Circumstance: The Story of Jazz in High Places, by Gerald EarlyJazz and American Culture, by Lawrence W. LevineThe Golden Age, Time Past, by Ralph EllisonDouble V, Double-Time: Bebop's Politics of Style, by Eric LottIt Jus Be's Dat Way Sometime: The Sexual Politics of Women's Blues, by Hazel V. CarbyOther: From Noun to Verb, by Nathaniel MackeyWriting the Blues, Writing JazzIntroductionThe Blues as Folk Poetry, by Sterling A. BrownRichard Wright's Blues, by Ralph EllisonPreface to Three Plays, by August WilsonThe Function of the Heroic Image, by Albert MurrayThe Seemingly Eclipsed Window of Form: James Weldon Johnson's Prefaces, by Brent EdwardsSound and Sentiment, Sound and Symbol, by Nathaniel Mackey

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