Jazz : Myth and Religion

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This book examines the way that jazz movements and followers resemble religious sects and depend upon the kind of formulation that various cultures have provided for their heroes and beliefs. It is clearly tied to major jazz figures and movements, and looks at the major sectarian disputes that have occurred over the different kinds of jazz; over the fans' reactions to various 'prophets'; the rituals of performance and audience response; and such elements as dress and humour. It relates the myths that surround such jazz heroes as Charlie Parker and King Oliver, and distinguishes the related worlds of fans, players, critics, the beat movement, and dance. Jazz enthusiasts.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 50.8mm | 408.23g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195042492
  • 9780195042498

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