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The Rise of a Jazz Art World

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The origins of jazz were in the barrelhouses of New Orleans and the speakeasies of Chicago. By the nineteen fifties, a musical renaissance transformed jazz into a high art form. Paul Lopes shows how the rise of a jazz art world was a unique movement--a socially diverse community of musicians, critics, collectors, producers, and enthusiasts that struggled in various ways ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 10th 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published April 30th 1998)
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Adam Hoffer
Jul 30, 2011 Adam Hoffer rated it really liked it
This book is an interesting cultural study of the development of jazz in the United States. We get to see how politics, the economic situation of the US, the social atmosphere and the ethos of musicians interacted and created different styles, streams within the genre, while forcing other schools to the peripheries.

Black musicians versus white musicians;
European music versus American;
Amateurs and professionals;
Criticism and supporting audience;
Magazines and record labels;
Sweet, hot, cool, hip...
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