The Rise of a Jazz Art World / Edition 1

The Rise of a Jazz Art World / Edition 1

by Paul Lopes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521000394

ISBN-13: 9780521000390

Pub. Date: 08/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The origins of jazz were in the barrelhouses of New Orleans and the speakeasies of Chicago. By the nineteen fifties, a musical renaissance transformed jazz into a high art form. Paul Lopes shows how the rise of a jazz art world was a unique movement--a socially diverse community of musicians, critics, collectors, producers, and enthusiasts that struggled in various

Overview

The origins of jazz were in the barrelhouses of New Orleans and the speakeasies of Chicago. By the nineteen fifties, a musical renaissance transformed jazz into a high art form. Paul Lopes shows how the rise of a jazz art world was a unique movement--a socially diverse community of musicians, critics, collectors, producers, and enthusiasts that struggled in various ways against cultural orthodoxy in America. This accessible, interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to scholars and students of sociology, cultural studies, American studies, African-American studies, and jazz studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521000390
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the quest for cultural legitimacy; 1. Before the jazz age: professional musicians and good music; 2. The jazz age: professional musicians and the cultivated vernacular; 3. The swing craze: professional musicians, swing music and the art of improvisation; 4. The rise of a jazz art world: jazz enthusiasts, professional musicians and the modernist revolt; 5. The new jazz age: the jazz art world and the modern jazz renaissance; Conclusion: the jazz art world and American culture.

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