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The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture
 

The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (Paperback)

By Gioia, Ted

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Relates the work of jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman to primitivism in the arts, neoclassicism, good and bad taste, improvization and recordings, and aesthetics in general.

ISBN 9780195063288
Barcode 9780195063288
Published 1 January 1996 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
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Series Portable Stanford Book Series
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ISBN-13 9780195063288
ISBN-10 0195063287
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date 1 January 1996
International Publication Date 1 July 1990
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gioia, Ted
Series Portable Stanford Book Series
Category Theory Of Music & Musicology
Jazz
Blues music
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 278g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Music
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 781.65
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This stimulating and perceptive study of jazz relates the work of jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman to such subjects as primitivism in the arts, neoclassicism, good and bad taste, improvisation and recordings and the imperfection of art, and aesthetics in general.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is a unique book on jazz. I highly recommend it as a bridge between the jazz musician and layman. --Stan Getz<br> This is an unusual jazz book for two reasons: it deals with the music not just on its own terms but in a broader cultural and aesthetic context, and it was written by a musician....Much of what Mr. Gioia has to say is thoughtful and thought-provoking. --Peter Keepnews, The New York Times Book Review<br> Gioia's absorbing collection is phenomenological and interdisciplinary, providing connective tissue for fresh perspectives of jazz and its transactions with a wide arc of cultural forces. The Imperfect Art is an important contribution celebrating jazz as a true treasure of our times. --Herb Wong, Past President, The National Association of Jazz Educators<br> Well-written...a compelling primer on jazz aesthetics....Thoughtful jazz lovers of all degrees of musical literacy ought to be delighted and enlightened by Gioia's yeomanly effort. A rich little book. --Booklist<br> A thoughtful book of essays about the evolution of jazz in the context of modern mass culture, its historical relation to other arts and its unique position as an 'imperfect art' of improvisation. --San Francisco Chronicle<br>

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Author's Bio

Ted Gioia teaches jazz history and performance at Stanford University and has recorded an album as a jazz pianist, The End of the Open Road, available from Quartet Records.

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