A Time For Jazz: Narrative and History in Alan Lomax’s Mister Jelly Roll

Gebhardt, Nicholas (2016) A Time For Jazz: Narrative and History in Alan Lomax’s Mister Jelly Roll. In: New Jazz Conceptions History, Theory, Practice. Routledge, London, pp. 190-203. ISBN 9781848936096

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the problem of writing jazz history through an analysis of Alan Lomax’s biography of pianist Jelly Roll Morton. It frames the problem of the origins of jazz within broader issues in historiography, especially the relation between memory and the cultural imagination. In particular, the chapter explores what it means for jazz historians to focus on the everyday or ordinary aspects of musicians’ lives and consider how such an approach might refigure our understanding of their art.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 15 December 2016
Subjects: T700 American studies
V300 History by topic
V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
W300 Music
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Nicholas Gebhardt
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 07:35
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 08:58
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8546

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