Is Jazz Dead?: Or Has It Moved to a New Address

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Routledge, 1 mei 2014 - 288 pagina's
Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here. Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an analysis of the American scene, how it came to be so stagnant, and what it can do to create a new level of creativity. This book is bound to be controversial among jazz purists and musicians; it will undoubtedly generate discussion about how jazz should grow now that it has become a recognized part of American musical history. Is Jazz Dead? dares to ask the question on all jazz fan's minds: Can jazz survive as a living medium? And, if so, how?
 

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Interesting read on the development of both traditions and business if not the least the current status of the music. Volledige review lezen

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1 Where Do We Go from Here? The Jazz Mainstream 1990 to 2005
1
The Wynton Marsalis Phenomenon
23
Jazz at Lincoln Center
53
Jazz Singers and NuCrooners
77
Jazz Education
99
Future Jazz
129
Jazz in the Global Village
163
The Nordic Tone in Jazz
195
Marketplace or Subsidy
223
Reference Bibliography
243
Index
251
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Stuart Nicholson is an award-winning author of several best-selling books on jazz, including Reminiscing in Tempo: A Portrait of Duke Ellington , Jazz-Rock: A History , Billie Holiday: A Biography , and Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography . He writes regularly for leading US and European newspapers and jazz journals. He lives in England.

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