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Is Jazz Dead? : Or Has It Moved to a New Address, Paperback / softback Book

Is Jazz Dead? : Or Has It Moved to a New Address Paperback / softback


Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored.

Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here.

Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an analysis of the American scene, how it came to be so stagnant, and what it can do to create a new level of creativity.

This book is bound to be controversial among jazz purists and musicians; it will undoubtedly generate discussion about how jazz should grow now that it has become a recognized part of American musical history.

Is Jazz Dead? dares to ask the question on all jazz fan's minds: Can jazz survive as a living medium? And, if so, how?


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Jazz
  • ISBN: 9780415975834

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