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Jazz in American Culture

ISBN-10: 1566631432
ISBN-13: 9781566631433
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Description: The first compact history of jazz to place it within broader context. With an eye on the music, the musicians, and the audience, Mr. Peretti traces the emergence of jazz and follows its progress to the present, showing how it has reflected shifting  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 2/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The first compact history of jazz to place it within broader context. With an eye on the music, the musicians, and the audience, Mr. Peretti traces the emergence of jazz and follows its progress to the present, showing how it has reflected shifting American values. Heartily recommended...accessible to a broad readership. --Library Journal. American Ways Series.

Introduction
From Ragtime To Jazz In The 1910S
A modernizing society
Ragtime
Black musicians and the city
James Reese Europe and nightlife
New Orleans
World War I.
Hot And Sweet, White And Black: The Jazz Age
The first jazz vogue of the 1920s
Post-Victorian mass leisure
Debate between modernists and traditionalists
African-American communities and jazz
Musicians and the color line.
The Great Depression, The "Common Man," And The Swing Era
Growth of the music and the business
Economic impact of the depression
Political reform and the culture of the thirties
The swing boom in New Deal context.
Jazz Goes To War
Economic upheavals after 1939 in society and popular music
Music on the home front and overseas
Evolution of musical tastes
Dixieland and bebop
Critics, musicians, and the postwar temper.
Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Affluence, And Anxiety
Avant-garde music for the atomic age
Jazz and the cold war
Musicians and deviance
California cool
Accelerating change in the late fifties.
"We Insist": Jazz Inside And Outside The 1960S
Jazz and the civil rights movement
The avant-garde and Black Power
The rock revolution and the apparent decline of jazz.
Fusion And Fragmentation: Jazz At The End Of The American Century
Fusion and funk in the early seventies
Jazz, country, and the politics of culture
Conservatism and "classic" jazz in the eighties
Race, class, and jazz into the 1990s.
Epilogue
Suggested Reading
Index

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