The cultural politics of jazz collectives: This is our music

Gebhardt, N. and Whyton, T. (2015) The cultural politics of jazz collectives: This is our music. The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music . Taylor and Francis Inc., pp. 1-250. ISBN 9781317672715 (ISBN); 9781138780620 (ISBN)

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Abstract

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and collaborations that enable the music to maintain and sustain its cultural status are surprisingly under-investigated. This collection explores the history of musician-led collectives and the ways in which they offer a powerful counter-model for rethinking jazz practices in the post-war period. It includes studies of groups including the New York Musicians Organization, Sweden's Ett minne för livet, Wonderbrass from South Wales, the contemporary Dutch jazz-hip hop scene, and Austria's JazzWerkstatt. With an international list of contributors and examples from Europe and the United States, these twelve essays and case studies examine issues of shared aesthetic vision, socioeconomic and political factors, local education, and cultural values among improvising musicians. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P300 Media studies
W300 Music
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA35: Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Conservatoire
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
UoA Collections > UoA36: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/620

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