Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making the SceneContemporary New York City Big Band Jazz$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alex Stewart

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249530

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 26 July 2021

Jazz and Clave: Latin Big Bands

Jazz and Clave: Latin Big Bands

Chapter:
(p.227) Chapter 9 Jazz and Clave: Latin Big Bands
Source:
Making the Scene
Author(s):

Alex Stewart

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0010

By looking at the careers, lives, and music of Chico O'Farrill and Ray Santos, this chapter enters a jazz world that thrives on hybridity. Latin jazz bands test musicians' mastery of the harmonic and melodic complexities of jazz, as well as the rhythmic matrices of Latin music. While musical and social heterogeneity may rule, divisions arise more from neocolonial political economies and nationalistic impulses than from racial or ethnic background.

Keywords:   hybridity, jazz, Chico O'Farrill, Ray Santos, Latin jazz, neocolonial political economies

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.