CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Representing Jazz

Book (Item 13251) Duke University Press, 1995 — Condition: New Copy
Out Of Stock


4.80 22

Writer/educator Krin Gabbard pulled together this fresh set of essays about jazz and representation as a companion book to his Jazz Among The Discourses, which is also on Duke. To quote the book, "Jazz has entered the cultural mix through its significant impact on novelists, filmmakers, dancers, painters, biographers, and photographers". The set of essays attempts to deal with the representational issues that arise as jazz is moved into other, non-musical media, and the range of topics here includes writings about films like Round Midnight, Bird, and Mo Better Blues; the jazz photography of William Claxton; the art of vocalese; jazz autobiography; and other aspects of film, dance, and writing. Writers include Arthur Knight, James Naremore, Leland Chambers, Mona Hadler, and Barry Keith Grant.  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.

You might be interested in

Backbeat Books, 2005. New Copy
The title definitely gets it right – as author Will Romano tells the triumphs and troubles of Hubert Sumlin – the southern guitarist who had a great role in the electric scene in Chicago during the postwar years! Sumlin spent a great deal of time with Howlin Wolf, then developed into a ... Book
Prestel, 2008. New Copy
Lavish color illustrations from the glory days of the romance paperback – a wealth of classic covers from British publisher Mills & Boon – also the parent company of Harlequin Romance! The images are stunning, and the book is very thoughtfully put together – not an ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the ... Book
Duke University Press, 2007. New Copy
An alternate look at the history of pop music – with key articles pulled from the excellent Experience Music Project! Editor Eric Weisbard puts together the annual conference – and has culled together a host of compelling essays – includeing David Thomas on Ghoulardi, Jason King ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy Book
The full story of the legendary Casablanca Records – the 70s home to Kiss, Donna Summer, and a huge amount of soul, funk, and disco artists! Casablanca is legendary not just for its music, but for its sense of "good times" and model for living the high life back in the day – ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book
Cool comics from a very unlikely source – publications put together by the US government to spread ideas and inform the public – many of which were handled by top comics talents from the mainstream! The quality of this material is surprisingly wonderful – not schlocky propaganda, ... Book
Grushkin, 2011. New Copy Book
We may not be the type to be immediately thrilled by fan letters to the Grateful Dead – but one look at this book, and we were really amazed! The full-color, well-done volume is filled with amazing mail received by The Grateful Dead – most of it very heavily illustrated, with lots of ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy
A wonderful backdrop for the writings of William S Burroughs – his letters and correspondence from the late 50s through the early 70s – written to Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles, Brion Gysin, and other key figures from the underground! The prose is a bit more everyday than Burroughs cut-up ... Book