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Transnational Studies in Jazz


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Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing

Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chris Tonelli
November 29, 2019

Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing contributes to a wave of voice studies scholarship with the first book-length study of free jazz voice. It pieces together a history of free jazz voice that spans from sound poetry and scat in the 1950s to the more recent wave of free jazz choirs. The author...

Jazz Diaspora: Music and Globalism

Jazz Diaspora: Music and Globalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bruce Johnson
November 15, 2019

Jazz Diaspora: Music and Globalism is about the international diaspora of jazz, well underway within a year of the first jazz recordings in 1917. This book studies the processes of the global jazz diaspora and its implications for jazz historiography in general, arguing for its relevance...

Austral Jazz: The Localization of a Global Music Form in Sydney

Austral Jazz: The Localization of a Global Music Form in Sydney

1st Edition

Andrew Robson
July 15, 2019

Austral Jazz: The Localization of a Global Music Form in Sydney proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding local jazz communities as they develop outside the United States, demonstrating such processes in action by applying the framework to a significant period of the history of jazz in...

The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

1st Edition

Floris Schuiling
October 15, 2018

The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz contributes to the expansion and diversification of our understanding of the jazz tradition by describing the history and practice of one of the most important non-American jazz groups: The Instant Composers Pool, founded in Amsterdam in 1967...

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity

1st Edition

Charles B Hersch
October 07, 2016

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to...

Jazz and Totalitarianism

Jazz and Totalitarianism

1st Edition

Bruce Johnson
August 12, 2016

Jazz and Totalitarianism examines jazz in a range of regimes that in significant ways may be described as totalitarian, historically covering the period from the Franco regime in Spain beginning in the 1930s to present day Iran and China. The book presents an overview of the two central terms and...

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music

1st Edition

Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton
March 05, 2015

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and...

Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

1st Edition

Mark Laver
March 03, 2015

Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study...

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