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Jazz in Search of Itself

Larry Kart


This anthology of jazz criticism casts a wide net. Discussing nearly seventy major jazz figures and many of the genre's key stylistic developments, the book sees jazz as a unique perpetual narrative—one in which musicians, their audiences, and the evolving music itself are intimately intertwined. Because jazz arose from the collision of specific peoples under particular conditions, it says, its development has been unusually immediate, visible, and intense. The book reacts to and judges the music in a similarly active, attentive, and personal manner. The book contains chapters that analyze the ... More

Keywords: jazz criticism, major jazz figures, stylistic developments, jazz, musicians, audiences, return to tradition, Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300104202
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300104202.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Kart, author