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 interesting and enlightening attention of the music’s international prior, current, and destiny. Jazz’s emergence at the international scene coincided with America’s upward push as a massive worldwide strength. the distinctiveness of jazz’s origins—America’s singularly unique present of artwork to the realm, constructed via African Americans—adds a degree of complexity to any appreciation of jazz’s international presence. during this quantity, Nicholson covers such diversified and arguable issues as jazz within the iPod musical economic system, problems with globalization and authenticity, jazz and American exceptionalism, jazz as colonial tip of the sword, international interpretation, and the bounds of jazz as a style. Nicholson caps the amount with attention-grabbing and anecdote-rich discussions of jazz as a sort of “modernism” within the 20th century, the heritage of jazz fads (such because the cakewalk) that elicited very diversified reactions between American and ecu audiences, and a hearty protection 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 enthusiasts, students, and aficionados.

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