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Jazz cultures
Jazz cultures
Ake David2002
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Subject: From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the many ways in which jazz musicians and audiences experience and understand themselves, their music, their communities, and the world at large. Writing as a professional pianist and composer, the author looks at evolving meanings, values, and ideals - as well as the sounds - that musicians, audiences, and critics carry to and from the various activities they call jazz. Among the compelling topics he discusses is the "visuality" of music: the relationship between performance demeanor and musical meaning. Focusing on pianists Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, Ake investigates musicians' postures and attitudes.
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Imprint:
US 2002 University of California Press
Collation:
223p
ISBN:
0520228898
Dewey class:
AR.8.01AKE
Local class:
AR.8.01/AKE
Language:
English
BRN:
1836139
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