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Khaen (also spelled Khene, Kaen, Khen, Kehn)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The khaen is a vertically held free-reed mouth organ indigenous to the Lao culture of lowland Laos and the neighboring Isan (Isaan) region of northeastern Thailand. Although khaen are made in various sizes and registers...

Jewish Diaspora

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: ca. 9,000,000 total; largest groups: United States (5,800,000), France (600,000), Russia (550,000), Ukraine (400,000), Canada (360,000), United Kingdom (300,000), Argentina (250,000) The question as to what is Jewish...

Free Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Very few musicians can fairly be said to have single-handedly created a new jazz style, one that was radically different from the styles in which others were playing at the time. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is among the handful of musicians...

New York Downtown Scene

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Strictly speaking, the label ‘Downtown’ or ‘Downtown scene’ does not refer to a stable set of musical markers or features that are typically used when describing a specific musical genre. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The community...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

Modal Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Modal jazz is a form of jazz that flourished in the late 1950s and 1960s, mainly among an elite group of players based in New York, before achieving wider diffusion from circa 1970 onwards as a central technique in jazz-rock and other...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002) New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...