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Bebop and nothingness : jazz and pop at the end of the century, Francis Davis

Label
Bebop and nothingness : jazz and pop at the end of the century
Title
Bebop and nothingness
Title remainder
jazz and pop at the end of the century
Statement of responsibility
Francis Davis
Title variation
Jazz and pop at the end of the century
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jazz is more popular than it has been since the early sixties. Every major record label is bringing out jazz reissues and new releases, and dating couples are turning up in the jazz clubs alongside the usual middle-aged male fans. But this popularity comes at a cost: Jazz has become identified with its past, and especially with bebop, the style that first dominated the jazz scene in the forties and fifties. Bebop started out as a daring departure from the conventions of swing, but ironically, many listeners and musicians now experience this style as a comfortable orthodoxy that defines the limits of jazz. In his third collection of essays, Francis Davis shares his insights into this new jazz mainstream: the greatness of its sources, the sterility of performance that follows those sources too closely. He also conveys his listening experiences beyond the mainstream - from the futuristic jazz of the avant-garde to the pre-forties styles that some performers continue to develop, at the risk of being labeled old hat. Finally, Davis leaves behind the boundaries of jazz altogether, pursuing its adventurous spirit into a broader musical territory that includes musical theatre, rock, and rap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Francis
Dewey number
781.65/092/273
Index
index present
LC call number
ML394
LC item number
.D36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
  • Singers
Label
Bebop and nothingness : jazz and pop at the end of the century, Francis Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Schirmer Books paperback edition 1998"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreams. Better with age (Benny Carter) ; Old man with a horn (Dizzy Gillespie) ; Pres and his discontents (Lester Young) ; Bebop and nothingness (Charlie Parker/Art Pepper) ; Cause of death: Jazz (Sweet Love, Bitter) ; Miles agonistes (Miles Davis) ; Philly guy (Grover Washington, Jr.) ; Silver minus one (Mel Lewis) ; Apple pie (Art Blakey) ; Jazz rep, continued (Charles Mingus's Epitaph/The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) -- Fringes. Cat clubbing (Loren Schoenberg/The New York Swing Dance Society) ; Old and new gospel (Booker T/George Adams/Dr. Vernard Johnson) ; Groovy (Ruby Braff) ; Tristanoitis (Lennie Tristano and Others) ; Anthony Braxton, all American ; Color, rhythm, design (Muhal Richard Abrams) ; Well-tempered (Dave Burrell) ; "This Is not jazz!" (Sonny Sharrock) ; White anglo-saxon Pythagorean (Roswell Rudd) ; The come-from-behind guy (Allen Lowe) ; Out there (Charles Gayle) -- Mischief. Sun Ra, himself ; Dog wild (Lester Bowie) ; Bagels and dreadlocks (Don Byron) ; "Zorn" for "anger" (John Zorn) ; For aesthetes of all ages (Bobby Previte/The Moscow Circus) ; Les Paul standard, rebuilt -- Words and music ; Real stuff in life to cling to (Tony Bennett) ; Rosie (Rosemary Clooney) ; The Song's the thing (Barbara Lea) ; A bit much (Barbra Streisand) ;Full of foolish song (Guys and Dolls, etc.) ; Infection (Stephen Sondheim's Passion) ; Talking Kerouac (Jack Kerouac) ; Toons (Michael Jackson/Prince) ; Black skin, black masks (Rap)
Control code
ocm32822584
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780028704715
Lccn
95024545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32822584
Label
Bebop and nothingness : jazz and pop at the end of the century, Francis Davis
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Schirmer Books paperback edition 1998"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mainstreams. Better with age (Benny Carter) ; Old man with a horn (Dizzy Gillespie) ; Pres and his discontents (Lester Young) ; Bebop and nothingness (Charlie Parker/Art Pepper) ; Cause of death: Jazz (Sweet Love, Bitter) ; Miles agonistes (Miles Davis) ; Philly guy (Grover Washington, Jr.) ; Silver minus one (Mel Lewis) ; Apple pie (Art Blakey) ; Jazz rep, continued (Charles Mingus's Epitaph/The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) -- Fringes. Cat clubbing (Loren Schoenberg/The New York Swing Dance Society) ; Old and new gospel (Booker T/George Adams/Dr. Vernard Johnson) ; Groovy (Ruby Braff) ; Tristanoitis (Lennie Tristano and Others) ; Anthony Braxton, all American ; Color, rhythm, design (Muhal Richard Abrams) ; Well-tempered (Dave Burrell) ; "This Is not jazz!" (Sonny Sharrock) ; White anglo-saxon Pythagorean (Roswell Rudd) ; The come-from-behind guy (Allen Lowe) ; Out there (Charles Gayle) -- Mischief. Sun Ra, himself ; Dog wild (Lester Bowie) ; Bagels and dreadlocks (Don Byron) ; "Zorn" for "anger" (John Zorn) ; For aesthetes of all ages (Bobby Previte/The Moscow Circus) ; Les Paul standard, rebuilt -- Words and music ; Real stuff in life to cling to (Tony Bennett) ; Rosie (Rosemary Clooney) ; The Song's the thing (Barbara Lea) ; A bit much (Barbra Streisand) ;Full of foolish song (Guys and Dolls, etc.) ; Infection (Stephen Sondheim's Passion) ; Talking Kerouac (Jack Kerouac) ; Toons (Michael Jackson/Prince) ; Black skin, black masks (Rap)
Control code
ocm32822584
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 304 pages
Isbn
9780028704715
Lccn
95024545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32822584

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