Obwohl über das Phänomen Jazz viel geschrieben wurde und wird, blieb es von wissenschaftlicher Seite bislang beinahe unberücksichtigt. Mit einem kulturwissenschaftlichen Ansatz werden bisher kaum beachtete, aber eminent wertvolle Quellen analysiert - die Autobiografien von Nina Simone, Jelly Roll Morton, Eddie Condon, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis und Art Pepper. In ihren Essays gehen sechs junge Historiker dem Alltag dieser Jazzmusiker anhand ihrer Autobiografien nach und beleuchten mannigfaltige Aspekte des Jazz Life: den Mythos New Orleans, Rassismus, die Stadt Chicago, Identitätssuche oder Drogenprobleme. Ähnlich einer Oral History Studie mit alltagsgeschichtlicher Ausrichtung kommen dabei die Musiker selbst zu Wort. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt zudem beim methodischen Umgang mit Autobiografien von Jazzmusikern. Aus dem Inhalt: Heiko Haumann: Vorwort - Silvano Luca Gerosa/Karoline Thürkauf: Einleitung - Karoline Thürkauf: Über den schwierigen Umgang mit Autobiografien. Skizze über die Problematik und den möglichen Nutzen der Autobiografie für die (Jazz-)Geschichte - Paola Cimino: Über den Zaun und zurück - Ivo Chiavi: Mingus - 'A half yaller shit colored nigger' - Silvano Luca Gerosa: Chicago durch die Augen von Eddie Condon - Tobias Lerch: Zwischen bürgerlicher Erziehung und dem Milieu des Bebop: Miles Davis' Suche nach Identität - Luca Jerfino: Die Drogenprobleme von Art Pepper und Miles Davis im Vergleich.
The last few years have witnessed an enormous resurgence in the popularity of jazz, after some lean times in the sixties when many potential jazz fans turned to rock. Now the pendulum is on the backswing, and vintage and modern jazz as well as 'jazz rock' are attracting huge new audiences. One factor involved in the comeback of jazz among blacks and whites alike is the rise of black consciousness, with its search for roots in the American experience. Nat Hentoff's The Jazz Life explores the social, economic, and psychological elements that make up the context of modern jazz. Among the jazz greats whose lives and work are discussed are Count Basie, Charles Mingus, John Lewis, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Ornette Coleman. Written with intelligence, passion, and wit, this jazz classic is of immense importance to anyone wanting a better understanding of the jazz,or indeed our American life.
Keep It Real: The Life Story of James 'Jimmy' Palao 'The King of Jazz'
In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize--winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he's learned from a lifetime in jazz-lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz-the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand-can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall. Along the way, Marsalis helps us understand the life-changing message of the blues, reveals secrets about playing-and listening-and passes on wisdom he has gleaned from working with three generations of great musicians. Illuminating and inspiring, Moving to Higher Ground is a master class on jazz and life, conducted by a brilliant American artist.
It's a misty night in 1950s New York. A silver Rolls-Royce screeches to a stop at the neon-lit doorway of a 52nd Street jazz club. Behind the wheel is a glamorous brunette, a chinchilla stole draped over her shoulder and a long cigarette holder clinched in her teeth. After taking a pull from a small silver flask, she glides past the bouncer into the murky depths of the Three Deuces. The Jazz Baroness has arrived. Raised in fairy-tale splendor, Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswarter (known as 'Nica') piloted her own plane across the English Channel, married a French baron, fought in the French Resistance, and had five children. Then she heard a recording of Thelonious Monk's 'Round Midnight.' Inspired by the liberating spirit of jazz, Nica left her family, moved to Manhattan, and began haunting the city's nightclubs. The tabloids first splashed her name across the headlines after Charlie Parker died in her hotel suite-a scandal that cast a dark shadow over the rest of her life. She retreated from the public eye, but through her ongoing ministrations to Monk and dozens of other musicians she became a legend. Nearly a score of jazz compositions have been written in her honor, including two of the most beloved classics of the genre: Horace Silver's 'Nica's Dream' and Monk's 'Pannonica.' Nica's Dream traces the story of a fascinating woman across her thirty-year reign as the Jazz Baroness, but it also explores a transformative era in twentieth-century American culture. Based on interviews with musicians, family members, historians, and artists, David Kastin's probing biography unwraps the life of this enigmatic figure and evokes the vibrancy of New York during the birth of bebop, the first stirrings of the Beat Generation, and the advent of abstract expressionism.
As the fabric of society changed, fashion took on a life of its own - exploding with new colors and trends - alongside the innovative rhythms and styles of jazz music. This work describes the clothes of the flappers of Jazz Age. It revisits an important part of social and cultural history.
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