Transnational Studies in Jazz

Series Editors:

The field of New Jazz Studies has emerged out of traditional modes of musicological inquiry, with an increasing number of scholars examining jazz as a discursive cultural practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives, New Jazz Studies has begun to promote a multiplicity of canons, exploring the overlapping and exchanges between different countries and cultural groups and challenging existing modes of understanding. Transnational Studies in Jazz presents cross-disciplinary and international perspectives on the relationship between jazz and its social, political, and cultural contexts.

While supporting ongoing research on American themes, artists and scenes, Transnational Studies in Jazz also seeks to develop understandings of jazz in different contexts, approaching the American influence - as well as the rejection of America - through analysis of international discourses and local scenes. Through US, UK and international contributors, jazz would be understood not only as a sonic form or subject of artistic expression and analysis but also as a key social and political agent in the development and exchange of culture.

  • The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz book cover

    The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

    1st Edition

    By Floris Schuiling

    The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz contributes to the expansion and diversification of our understanding of the jazz tradition by describing the history and practice of one of the most important non-American jazz groups: The Instant Composers Pool, founded in Amsterdam in 1967…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
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    Transnational Studies in Jazz

  • Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity book cover

    Jews and Jazz

    Improvising Ethnicity, 1st Edition

    By Charles B Hersch

    Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-07
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  • Jazz and Totalitarianism book cover

    Jazz and Totalitarianism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Johnson

    Jazz and Totalitarianism examines jazz in a range of regimes that in significant ways may be described as totalitarian, historically covering the period from the Franco regime in Spain beginning in the 1930s to present day Iran and China. The book presents an overview of the two central terms and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
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  • The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives

    This Is Our Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton

    The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05
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  • Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning book cover

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

    1st Edition

    By Mark Laver

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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    Transnational Studies in Jazz