Loft Jazz : Improvising New York in the 1970s Hardback
The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work.
Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan.
Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1 music ex; 21 HTs
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 14/02/2017
- Category: Jazz
- ISBN: 9780520285408
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