Annual Review of Jazz Studies 14

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Scarecrow Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Music - 232 pages
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The Annual Review of Jazz Studies (ARJS) is a journal providing a forum for the ever expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to cultural interpretation. Addressed to specialists and fans alike, all volumes include feature articles, book reviews, and unpublished photographs. This 14th issue contains four intriguing articles that to some degree contravene accepted precepts of jazz orthodoxy. John Howland traces the connection between Duke Ellington's extended works and the "symphonic jazz" model of the 1920s as exemplified by Paul Whiteman and his chief arranger, Ferde Grofe. Horace J. Maxile Jr. takes an unfashionably broad perspective of Charles Mingus's "Ecclusiastics," applying recent developments in cultural theory as well as the formal tools of traditional music theory. Brian Priestley's exploration of the ties between Charlie Parker and popular music challenges the canonical depiction of Parker as a lone revolutionary genius, instead underscoring the saxophonist's ties to the popular music of his time. Finally, John Wriggle presents an extensive examination of the life and work of arranger Chappie Willet, an unsung hero of the Swing Era. The book reviews cover a cross-section of the burgeoning jazz literature, and Vincent Pelote has again compiled a list of books received at the Institute of Jazz Studies."
 

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Comprising both essays and book reviews, this annual is definitely geared to the jazz scholar, not the average reader or even the average jazz enthusiast. The six essays, which span decades, range ... Read full review

Contents

ELLINGTONIAN EXTENDEDCOMPOSITION AND THESYMPHONIC JAZZ MODEL
1
VERNACULAR TROPES EXPRESSIONAND STRUCTURE IN CHARLESMINGUSS ECCLUSIASTICS
65
CHARLIE PARKER AND POPULAR MUSIC
83
A JAZZARRANGER IN SWING ERA NEW YORK
101
Reviews
189
BOOKS RECEIVED
213
ABOUT THE EDITORS
217
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Edward Berger is associate director of the Institute of Jazz Studies.

Henry Martin is professor of music at Rutgers University, Newark.

Dan Morgenstern is director of the Institute of Jazz Studies.

Evan Spring, a freelance writer, hosts a jazz radio program on WKCR in New York City.

George Bassett studied music theory with James Randall, Milton Babbitt, and Claudio Spies at Princeton University.

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