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José Dias

José Dias is Senior Lecturer in Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a jazz researcher, documentarist, composer and musician. He has developed research on European jazz and music for screen and has scored music for theatre, contemporary dance and film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jazz in Europe : Networking and Negotiating Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The civilization of Europe has been built upon a series of transnational connections between cities. These networks are a crucial element in the way Europeans have led technological, aesthetic and political changes throughout the centuries....

Standard Jazz Harmony and the Constraints of Hypermeter

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...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...

The instrumentarium of Wes Anderson and Alexandre Desplat

Transmedia Directors : Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Wes [Anderson’s] movies are of another world. They come from Wes’ world, which is a very specific and special work of his own. ... So I use my imagination in the same way that he does and try and create first an instrumentarium – a bunch...

Blues and Jazz

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

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

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...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...

Electro Swing: Re-introducing the Sounds of the Past into the Music of the Future

Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...As we are beginning to make headway into the twenty-first century, one of the most heavily used techniques in the production of popular music is the practice of sampling. This has become increasingly prevalent, particularly within...

Out of sight: The mediation of the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The children danced night and day. The pop festival grows from nothing; it rises up from an empty space into an audio-visual spectacle, captivating the thousands of individuals who have made the pilgrimage to witness it....

Art Music: Listening to Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...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...

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...

Gil Evans

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...Gil Evans, born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1912, became a nexus for the emerging bebop and bop-derivative jazz genres that came out of New York City. Raised in Stockton, California, Evans moved to New York City permanently in 1946...