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Blowin’ the Blues AwayPerformance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene$
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Travis Jackson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520270442

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520270442.001.0001

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The New York Jazz Scene in the 1990s

The New York Jazz Scene in the 1990s

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(p.70) Chapter 4 The New York Jazz Scene in the 1990s
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Blowin’ the Blues Away
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Travis A. Jackson

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520270442.003.0004

This chapter examines the contours of the New York jazz scene in the 1990s. Building on the previous discussions of history, memory, race, culture, and practices, on one hand, and spatiality, on the other, it offers as a corrective a focus not only on the people moving through and populating the scene, but also on the spaces and institutions they manipulate (and that manipulate them) in the process of making jazz. Central here are the relationships between all involved as the scene changes and develops, even in the course of one decade. The chapter sketches the major elements of the jazz scene in and since the 1990s, and considers the interaction of those differing elements to show how, together, they have as much impact on the making of jazz as ready-made notions of musical or historical progress.

Keywords:   New York, jazz music, institutions, musical progress, musicians

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