Living with music: departures and returns among early New Orleans jazz musicians

Gebhardt, Nicholas (2020) Living with music: departures and returns among early New Orleans jazz musicians. Jazz Research Journal, 13 (1-2). ISSN 1753-8637

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In his influential philosophy of place, Edward Casey distinguishes between three ways of experiencing the world that are either passed over or systematically misconstrued. ‘If imagination projects us out beyond ourselves while memory takes us behind ourselves,’ he observes, ‘place subtends and enfolds us, lying perpetually under and around us’ (Casey, 1993: xvii). This article experiments ways of registering the ordinary experiences of place among early New Orleans musicians as they depart the city in search of new opportunities and return home, sometimes permanently, sometimes only briefly. The narrative moves between different times, places, and particular journeys, featuring a range of voices: some local, some not; some well-known, while others have been forgotten.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 14 February 2020
Subjects: V200 History by area
W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Nicholas Gebhardt
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 13:09

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