Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies

Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies

by Robert O'Meally
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231123507

ISBN-13: 9780231123501

Pub. Date: 06/23/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Operating under the assumption that jazz is a culture rather than just a music, O'Meally (literature, Columbia U.), Edwards (English, Rutgers U.), and Griffin (English, Columbia U.) present 20 papers resulting from the work of the Jazz Study Group of Columbia University, which has attempted to define a new field of jazz studies across the curriculum. The

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Operating under the assumption that jazz is a culture rather than just a music, O'Meally (literature, Columbia U.), Edwards (English, Rutgers U.), and Griffin (English, Columbia U.) present 20 papers resulting from the work of the Jazz Study Group of Columbia University, which has attempted to define a new field of jazz studies across the curriculum. The multidisciplinary collection is loosely organized around interwoven themes dealing with jazz historiography and the politics of defining the culture of jazz. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123501
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2004
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductory Notes1
Part 1
Songs of the Unsung: The Darby Hicks History of Jazz9
"All the Things You Could Be by Now": Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus and the Limits of Avant-Garde Jazz27
Experimental Music in Black and White: The AACM in New York, 1970-198550
When Malindy Sings: A Meditation on Black Women's Vocality102
Hipsters, Bluebloods, Rebels, and Hooligans: The Cultural Politics of the Newport Jazz Festival, 1954-1960126
Mainstreaming Monk: The Ellington Album150
The Man166
Part 2
The Real Ambassadors189
Artistic Othering in Black Diaspora Musics: Preliminary Thoughts on Time, Culture, and Politics204
Notes on Jazz in Senegal224
Revisiting Romare Bearden's Art of Improvisation249
Louis Armstrong, Bricolage, and the Aesthetics of Swing256
Checking Our Balances: Louis Armstrong, Ralph Ellison, and Betty Boop278
Paris Blues: Ellington, Armstrong, and Saying It with Music297
"How You Sound??": Amiri Baraka Writes Free Jazz312
The Literary Ellington326
"Always New and Centuries Old": Jazz, Poetry and Tradition as Creative Adaptation357
A Space We're All Immigrants From: Othering and Communitas in Nathaniel Mackey's Bedouin Hornbook374
Exploding the Narrative in Jazz Improvisation393
Beneath the Underground: Exploring New Currents in "Jazz"404
Contributors417
Index421

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