|aJazz matters :|bsound, place, and time since bebop /|cDavid Ake.
|aSound, place, and time since bebop
|aBerkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|cc2010.
|aix, 199 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|a"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim. p. before t.p.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aSound and time. Being (and becoming) John Coltrane : listening for jazz "subjectivity" ; Musicology beyond the score and the performance : making sense of the creak on Miles Davis's "Old folks" ; Sex mob and the carnivalesque in post-war jazz -- Place and time. Race, place, and nostalgia after the counterculture : Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny on ECM ; Rethinking jazz education ; Negotiating national identity among American jazz musicians in Paris.
What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades since World War II, emerging in unexpected places and incorporating a wide range of new styles. In this engrossing new book, David Ake expands on the discussion he began in Jazz Cultures, lending his engaging, thoughtful, and stimulating perspective to post-1940s jazz. Ake investigates such issues as improvisational analysis, pedagogy, American exceptionalism, and sense of place in jazz. He uses provocative case studies to illustrate how some of the values ascribed to the postwar jazz culture are reflected in and fundamentally shaped by aspects of sound, location, and time.