Jazz and Culture in a Global Age

Jazz and Culture in a Global Age

Stuart Nicholson


famous jazz student, biographer, and critic Stuart Nicholson has written an pleasing and enlightening attention of the music’s worldwide earlier, current, and destiny. Jazz’s emergence at the global scene coincided with America’s upward thrust as an important worldwide strength. the distinctiveness of jazz’s origins—America’s singularly unique present of artwork to the realm, constructed by way of African Americans—adds a degree of complexity to any appreciation of jazz’s worldwide presence. during this quantity, Nicholson covers such various and arguable subject matters as jazz within the iPod musical economic system, problems with globalization and authenticity, jazz and American exceptionalism, jazz as colonial tip of the sword, worldwide interpretation, and the bounds of jazz as a style. Nicholson caps the quantity with attention-grabbing and anecdote-rich discussions of jazz as a kind of “modernism” within the 20th century, the heritage of jazz fads (such because the cakewalk) that elicited very assorted reactions between American and eu audiences, and a hearty security of Paul Whiteman and his efforts to legitimize jazz as art.

Stuart Nicholson has written a thought-provoking and opinionated paintings that are meant to both have interaction and enrage all demeanour of jazz fanatics, students, and aficionados.

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