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Saying something : jazz improvisation and interaction /

This fresh look at the neglected rhythm section in jazz ensembles shows that the improvisational interplay among drums, bass, and piano is just as innovative, complex, and spontaneous as the solo. Ingrid Monson juxtaposes musicians' talk and musical examples to ask how musicians go about "...

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Main Author: Monson, Ingrid T.
Corporate Author: ACLS Humanities Ebook.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Series:Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:This fresh look at the neglected rhythm section in jazz ensembles shows that the improvisational interplay among drums, bass, and piano is just as innovative, complex, and spontaneous as the solo. Ingrid Monson juxtaposes musicians' talk and musical examples to ask how musicians go about "saying something" through music in a way that articulates identity, politics, and race. Through interviews with Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Billy Higgins, Cecil McBee, and others, she develops a perspective on jazz improvisation that has "interactiveness" at its core, in t.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 253 pages) : illustrations, music.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780226534794
0226534790
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.