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Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene (Music of the African Diaspora)

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New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the citys jazz scene is more important now than ever before. Blowin the Blues Away examines how jazz has thrived in New York following its popular resurgence in the 1980s. Using interviews, in-person observation, and analysis of live and recorded events, ethnomusicologist Travis A. Jackson explores both the ways in which various participants in the New York City jazz scene interpret and evaluate performance, and the criteria on which those interpretations and evaluations are based. Through the notes and words of its most accomplished performers and most ardent fans, jazz appears not simply as a musical style, but as a cultural form intimately influenced by and influential upon American concepts of race, place, and spirituality.

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Blowin' the Blues Away makes a major contribution to our understanding of the contexts and meanings of jazz performance. Jackson makes his own mark by not only documenting 'the jazz scene' in New York but also by providing a critical vocabulary and methodology for future researchers. As such, Jacksons book provides the most in-depth understanding of the rituals and meanings of jazz performance to date."

—Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever

About the Author

Travis A. Jackson is Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520270442
Author:
Jackson, Travis A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Music of the African Diaspora
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line illustrations, 3 tables
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
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Blowin' the Blues Away makes a major contribution to our understanding of the contexts and meanings of jazz performance. Jackson makes his own mark by not only documenting 'the jazz scene' in New York but also by providing a critical vocabulary and methodology for future researchers. As such, Jacksons book provides the most in-depth understanding of the rituals and meanings of jazz performance to date."

—Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever

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