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Blowin' the Blues Away : Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene /

New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city's 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 observati...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jackson, Travis A.
Format: Online Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Series:Music of the African diaspora ; 16.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Blowin' the Blues Away; MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; PART ONE. BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE; 1. Studying Jazz; 2. History and Memory, Pathways and Practices: The African Americanness of Jazz; PART TWO. SCENES IN THE CITY; 3. Jazz and Spatiality: The Development of Jazz Scenes; 4. The New York Jazz Scene in the 1990s; PART THREE. BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY; 5. Toward a Blues Aesthetic; 6. Jazz Performance as Ritualized Activity; 7. In the Studio and on Stage; 8. Conclusion; Glossary.
  • Appendix: Excerpt from an Interview with Steve WilsonNotes; References; Index.