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Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

David Ake

Abstract

What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades since World War II, emerging in unexpected places and incorporating a wide range of new styles. This book examines post-1940s jazz and investigates such issues as improvisational analysis, pedagogy, American exceptionalism, and sense of place in jazz. The author uses case studies to illustrate how some of the values ascribed to the postwar jazz culture are reflected in and fundamentally shaped by as ... More

Keywords: improvisational analysis, pedagogy, American exceptionalism, case studies, postwar jazz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520266889
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266889.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ake, author