French music and Jazz in conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck

Mawer, Deborah (2014) French music and Jazz in conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck. French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck . Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-304. ISBN 9781139775359 (ISBN); 9781107037533 (ISBN)

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French concert music and jazz often enjoyed a special creative exchange across the period 1900–1965. French modernist composers were particularly receptive to early African-American jazz during the interwar years, and American jazz musicians, especially those concerned with modal jazz in the 1950s and early 1960s, exhibited a distinct affinity with French musical impressionism. But despite a general, if contested, interest in the cultural interplay of classical music and jazz, few writers have probed the specific French music-jazz relationship in depth. In this book, Deborah Mawer sets such musical interplay within its historical-cultural and critical-analytical contexts, offering a detailed yet accessible account of both French and American perspectives. Blending intertextuality with more precise borrowing techniques, Mawer presents case studies on the musical interactions of a wide range of composers and performers, including Debussy, Satie, Milhaud, Ravel, Jack Hylton, George Russell, Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck. © 2014 Deborah Mawer.

Item Type: Book
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Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:59

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