Saying Something : Jazz Improvisation and Interaction

Saying Something : Jazz Improvisation and Interaction

Description

In this work, Ingrid Monson juxtaposes musicians' talk and musical examples to ask how musicians go about "saying something" through music in a way that articulates identity, politics, and race. Through interviews with Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Billy Higgins, Cecil McBee, and others, she develops a perspective on jazz improvisation that has "interactiveness" at its core, in the creation of music through improvisational interaction, in the shaping of social communities and networks through music, and in the development of cultural meanings and ideologies that inform the interpretation of jazz in twentieth-century American cultural life.


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Details

Author(s)
Ingrid Monson
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
152 x 227 x 13.97mm | 370g
Publication date
15 Mar 1997
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
Chicago, IL, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
6 line drawings, 19 musical examples
ISBN10
0226534782
ISBN13
9780226534787
Bestsellers rank
503,634