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Transnational Studies in Jazz


About the Series

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.

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The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

1st Edition

By Floris Schuiling
October 15, 2018

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...

Jews and Jazz Improvising Ethnicity

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity

1st Edition

By Charles B Hersch
October 07, 2016

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 ...

Jazz and Totalitarianism

Jazz and Totalitarianism

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce Johnson
August 12, 2016

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 ...

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives This Is Our Music

The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music

1st Edition

Edited By Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton
March 05, 2015

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 ...

Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

1st Edition

By Mark Laver
March 03, 2015

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 ...

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