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Is jazz a universal idiom or is it an African-American art form? Although whites have been playing jazz almost since it first developed, the history of jazz has been forged by a series of African-American artists whose styles caught the interest of their musical generation?masters such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Charlie Parker. Whether or not white musicians deserve their secondary status in jazz history, one thing is clear: developments in jazz have been a result of black people's search for a meaningful identity as Americans and members of the African diaspora. Blacks are not alone in being deeply affected by these shifts in African-American racial attitudes and cultural strategies. Historically in closer contact with blacks than nearly any other group of white Americans, white jazz musicians have also felt these shifts. More importantly, their careers and musical interests have been deeply affected by them. The author, an active participant in the jazz world as composer, performer, and author of several books on jazz and Latin music, hopes that this book will encourage jazz lovers to take a rhetoric-free look at the charged issue of race as has affected the world of jazz.
A work about the formulation of identity in the face of racial difference, the book considers topics such as the promotion of black Southern culture and inner-city styles like rhythm and blues and rap as a means of achieving black racial solidarity. It discusses the body of music fostered by an identification to Africa, the conversion of black jazz musicians to Islam and other Eastern religions, and the impact of a jazz community united by heroin use. White jazz musicians who identify with black culture in an unsettling form by speaking black dialect and calling themselves African-American is examined, as is the assimilation of jazz into the wider American culture.
An insider's look into the racial attitudes in the jazz community.
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP35506913
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Buchbeschreibung Praeger, Westport Cn., 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Excellent book and jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8276
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, Westport, CT, 1998. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine Dust Jacket. 202 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 061544
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Privately owned copy. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. Cover in great shape. Binding is secure. Clean pages free of writing, marks or tears. Buy with confidence! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1407170002
Buchbeschreibung Praeger Pub Text, Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1998. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. FIRST PRINTING. "Is jazz a universal idiom or is it an art form belonging exclusively to African Americans? Although whites have been playing jazz almost since it first developed, the history of jazz has been forged by a series of African-American artists whose styles electrified their musical generation-masters such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Developments in jazz have been a result of black artists' search for a meaningful identity as Americans and as members of the African diaspora. Yet despite the fact that black musicians have been the innovators of style, it often has been white musicians who have popularized and commercialized it, bringing it beyond the African-American community to be embraced by a broader audience. Jazz music has therefore become a form of expression for both black and white artists, and this fascinating paradox is explored with depth and honesty in "Jazz in Black and White". 202 pages. 7 full-page black & white photographic illustrations. Minor shelf rubbing to DJ, elsewise A FINE COPY! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002549
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Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0275961982