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Standard Jazz Harmony and the Constraints of Hypermeter

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...As unpredictable as jazz may seem, standard jazz repertoire is usually underpinned by regular and repetitive metric structures.As in Salley and Shanahan 2016, we define standard jazz repertoire as compositions written by North American...

Jit (Jiti)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Jit, or jiti, is a term used to describe varieties of Zimbabwean music since at least the 1950s. The term’s meaning has evolved over the years. In general, jit refers to topical, lively songs of daily life, accompanied by anything from...

Interview 2: David Amram

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...David Amram (born in 1933) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist (piano and French horn amongst others). He wrote and recorded the scores for such classic films as Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate. He is best known...
...Music in film may perform several functions, establishing the particular time and place of a setting, setting the mood or ‘atmosphere’ of the work or a scene; it can flesh out characters with musical cues to persons and their momentary...
...The boogie-woogie piano playing of Albert Ammons provided a fertile middle ground between blues and pre-World War II jazz. Born in Chicago in 1907, both of Ammons's parents were pianists and as a young man he would learn chords by marking...

Art Music: Listening to Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...All references are to Jack Kerouac, Mexico City Blues (New York: Grove Press, 1959). Given subsequent editions and reprints I have opted to give references by Chorus rather than pagination.I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long...

Bembeya Jazz

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...As a prominent interpreter of Guinean folk music, Bembeya Jazz National combined Afropop with its nation’s musical culture to produce one of the continent’s most popular sounds. Following Guinean independence in 1958, bands were encouraged...

Blues and Jazz

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction In the twenty-first century, the fusion or mixing of styles across all aspects of our culture has become a familiar experience. In music, globalization has caused many different musical forms, styles of performance, cultural...

Milton Brown

Artist Pages

...The bandleader and vocalist Milton Brown helped to develop the popular Western swing genre of the early twentieth century. Born in Texas in 1903, Brown graduated from high school and worked as a cigar salesman until the Great Depression...

Jazz Clubs, Social Clubs and Riverboats

Robert Kronenburg

Robert Kronenburg is the Roscoe Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Must Be The Place : An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...At the Spotted Cat Music Club, in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans, the music starts early and finishes late – tonight, it’s the Shotgun Jazz Band. The double-bass and six-string banjo players sit in the window seats that face...