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Jazz Icons Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0521896452

ISBN-13: 9780521896450

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tony Whyton

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'Jazz Icons' explores the growing significance of icons in jazz and discusses why the music's history is dependent on the legacies of 'great men'. Using a series of individual case studies it examines the influence of jazz icons through different forms of historical mediation, including the image, recording, language, and myth.
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 230
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Tony Whyton is Director of the Salford Music Research Centre at the University of Salford. As Professor of Jazz and Musical Cultures, he co-edits the internationally peer-reviewed Jazz Research Journal and, in 2011, edited the jazz volume of the Ashgate Library of Essays on Popular Music. He is the Project Leader for the HERA-funded Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities programme and author of the forthcoming book Beyond A Love Supreme.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Jazz narratives and sonic icons
Jazz icons, heroes and myths
Jazz and the disembodied voice
Not a wonderful world: Louis Armstrong meets Kenny G
Men can't help acting on Impulse!
Witnessing and the jazz anecdote
Dispelling the myth: essentialist Ellington
Birth of the school
Notes
Bibliography
Index