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Inside British Jazz: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation and Class

Inside British Jazz: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation and Class

Inside British Jazz explores specific historical moments in British jazz history and places special emphasis upon issues of race, nation and class. Topics covered include the reception of jazz in Britain in the 1910s and 1920s, the British New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s, t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138259539
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Published 19 October 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Moore, Hilary
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781138259539
ISBN-10 1138259535
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 19 October 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Moore, Hilary
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Music
Rock & Pop Music
Ethnic Studies
Number of Pages 174
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Jazz - Social aspects - Great Britain, Music and race, Racism - Great Britain, Great Britain - Race relations
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 781.65094
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Inside British Jazz explores specific historical moments in British jazz history and places special emphasis upon issues of race, nation and class. Topics covered include the reception of jazz in Britain in the 1910s and 1920s, the British New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s, the free jazz innovations of the Joe Harriott Quintet in the early 1960s, and the formation of the all-black jazz band, the Jazz Warriors, in 1985. Using both historical and ethnographical approaches, Hilary Moore examines the ways in which jazz, an African-American music form, has been absorbed and translated within Britain's social, political and musical landscapes. Moore considers particularly the ways in which music has created a space of expression for British musicians, allowing them to re-imagine their place within Britain's social fabric, to participate in transcontinental communities, and to negotiate a position of belonging within jazz narratives of race, nation and class. The book also champions the importance of studying jazz beyond the borders of the United States and contributes to a growing body of literature that will enrich mainstream jazz scholarship.

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Author's Bio

Hilary Moore is an independent scholar who has published in jazz, ethnomusicology and music education.

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