The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

by Mervyn Cooke
     
 

Takes the reader through the essentials from locating and defining jazz to jazz in performance.See more details below

Overview

Takes the reader through the essentials from locating and defining jazz to jazz in performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663205
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/27/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
A brief chronology of jazz
The word jazz1
1The identity of jazz9
2The jazz diaspora33
3The jazz audience55
4Jazz and dance69
5Jazz as musical practice83
6Jazz as cultural practice96
7Jazz improvisation114
8Spontaneity and organisation133
9Jazz among the classics, and the case of Duke Ellington153
101959: the beginning of beyond177
11Free jazz and the avant-garde202
12Fusions and crossovers217
13Learning jazz, teaching jazz255
14History, myth and legend: the problem of early jazz270
15Analysing jazz286
16Valuing jazz301
17The jazz market321
18Images of jazz332
Notes347
Works cited357
Principal musicians cited377
Index389

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