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Jazz and American Culture

Jazz and American Culture

  • Editor: Borshuk, Michael

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Contents

  • Introduction a brief history of jazz in American culture Michael Borshuk;
  • Part I . Elements of Sound and Style:
  • 1. Improvisation Ajay Heble;
  • 2. Scat and vocalese Chris Tonnelli;
  • 3. Jazz as intertextual expression Charles Hersch;
  • 4. How to watch jazz: the importance of performance Michael Borshuk;
  • Part II . Aesthetic Movements:
  • 5. Jazz age Harlem Fiona Ngo;
  • 6. 'Hard Times Don't Worry Me': the blues in Black music and literature in the 1930s Steven Tracy;
  • 7. A fool for beauty: modernism and the racial semiotics of crooning Michael Coyle;
  • 8. Free Jazz, critical performativity, and 1968 Michael Hrebeniak;
  • Part III . Cultural Contexts:
  • 9. Jazz slang, jazz speak Amor Kohli;
  • 10. Jazz cool Joel Dinerstein;
  • 11. The institutionalization of jazz Dale Chapman;
  • 12. Jazz abroad Jurgen Grandt;
  • Part IV . Literary Genres:
  • 13. Orchestrating chaos: othering and the politics of contingency in jazz fiction Herman Beavers;
  • 14. 'Wail, wop': jazz poetry on the page and in performance Jessica Teague;
  • 15. Jazz criticism and liner notes Timothy Gray;
  • 16. Jazz autobiography Daniel Stein;
  • 17. Jazz and the American songbook Katherine Williams;
  • Part V . Images and Screens:
  • 18. 'The Sound I Saw': jazz and visual culture Amy Abugo Ongiri;
  • 19. Love, theft, and transcendence: jazz and narrative cinema Krin Gabbard;
  • 20. Reinstating televisual histories of jazz Nicolas Pillai;
  • 21. Documentary jazz/jazz documentary Will Finch;
  • 22. Two dark rooms: jazz and photography Benjamin Cawthra.