Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies / Edition 1

Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies / Edition 1

by Robert O'Meally
     
 

Uptown Conversation asserts that jazz is not only a music to define, it is a culture.Original essays cover jazz historiography, the political stakes of telling the story of the music, and its cultural import, including the music's experimental wing and revisionary takes on familiar figures in the canon: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and

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Uptown Conversation asserts that jazz is not only a music to define, it is a culture.Original essays cover jazz historiography, the political stakes of telling the story of the music, and its cultural import, including the music's experimental wing and revisionary takes on familiar figures in the canon: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. The book also considers how settings outside the United States have transformed the music.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123518
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductory Notes, by Robert G. O'Meally, Brent Hayes Edwards, and Farah Jasmine GriffinSongs of the Unsung: The Darby Hicks History of Jazz, by George Lipsitz"All the Things You Could Be by Now": Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus and the Limits of Avant-Garde Jazz, by Salim WashingtonExperimental Music in Black and White: The AACM in New York, 1970-1985, by George LewisWhen Malindy Sings: A Meditation on Black Women's Vocality, by Farah Jasmine GriffinHipsters, Bluebloods, Rebels, and Hooligans: The Cultural Politics of the Newport Jazz Festival, 1954-1960, by John GennariMainstreaming Monk: The Ellington Album, by Mark TuckerThe Man, by John SzwedThe Real Ambassadors, by Penny M. Von EschenArtistic Othering in Black Diaspora Musics: Preliminary Thoughts on Time, Culture, and Politics, by Kevin GainesNotes on Jazz in Senegal, by Timothy R. ManginRevisiting Romare Bearden's Art of Improvisation, by Diedra Harris-KelleyLouis Armstrong, Bricolage, and the Aesthetics of Swing, by Jorge Daniel VenecianoChecking Our Balances: Louis Armstrong, Ralph Ellison, and Betty Boop, by Robert G. O'MeallyParis Blues: Ellington, Armstrong, and Saying It with Music, by Krin Gabbard"How You Sound??": Amiri Baraka Writes Free Jazz, by William J. HarrisThe Literary Ellington, by Brent Hayes Edwards"Always New and Centuries Old": Jazz, Poetry and Tradition as Creative Adaptation, by Travis JacksonA Space We're All Immigrants From: Othering and Communitas in Nathaniel Mackey's Bedouin Hornbook, by Herman BeaversExploding the Narrative in Jazz Improvisation, by Vijay IyerBeneath the Underground: Exploring New Currents in "Jazz", by Robin D. G. Kelley, by v

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