The Resource This is our music : free jazz, the Sixties, and American culture, Iain Anderson, (electronic resource)

This is our music : free jazz, the Sixties, and American culture, Iain Anderson, (electronic resource)

Label
This is our music : free jazz, the Sixties, and American culture
Title
This is our music
Title remainder
free jazz, the Sixties, and American culture
Statement of responsibility
Iain Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By examining the production, presentation, and reception of experimental music by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, and others, Iain Anderson traces the strange, unexpected, and at times deeply ironic intersections between free jazz, avant-garde artistic movements, Sixties politics, and patronage networks. Anderson emphasizes free improvisation's enormous impact on jazz music's institutional standing, despite ongoing resistance from some of its biggest beneficiaries. He concludes that attempts by African American artists and intellectuals to define a place for themselves in American life, structural changes in the music industry, and the rise of nonprofit sponsorship portended a significant transformation of established cultural standards. At the same time, free improvisation's growing prestige depended in part upon traditional highbrow criteria: increasingly esoteric styles, changing venues and audience behavior, European sanction, withdrawal from the marketplace, and the professionalization of criticism. Thus jazz music's performers and supporters - and potentially those in other arts - have both challenged and accommodated themselves to an ongoing process of cultural stratification
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
781.65/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3508
LC item number
.A53 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
The arts and intellectual life in modern America
Label
This is our music : free jazz, the Sixties, and American culture, Iain Anderson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-237) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The resurgence of jazz in the 1950s -- 2. Free improvisation challenges the jazz canon -- 3. Free jazz and Black nationalism -- 4. The musicians and their audience -- 5. Jazz outside the marketplace -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn802047776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 p. :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201123
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35df14
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32175656
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802047776
  • jstor0812201124

Library Locations

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