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Matt Brennan

Matt Brennan is a Chancellor’s Fellow of Music at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has served as Chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). His is the co-author (with Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan, and Emma Webster) of The History of Live Music in Britain. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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When Genres Collide : Down Beat, Rolling Stone, and the Struggle Between Jazz and Rock

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Robert Draper, The Rolling Stone Story (Worcester: Mainstream, 1990), 367.Yeah, you know, that’s what Ralph would preach to me all the time. ‘You young people, you just don’t pay enough attention to history!’ Ralph was always saying...

Acid Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Acid jazz might best be described as a meta-genre within which several different styles of music are subsumed, and several streams of club culture converge. Evolving out of the nightclub scenes in London in the late 1980s, the term ‘acid...

Soul Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘soul jazz’ refers to a style of jazz that emerged in the US in the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring simple rhythmic grooves with a prominent back-beat, blues-based harmonic progressions and gritty soul-inflected melodies...

Hardbop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Hardbop was an influential jazz style that emerged in the 1950s. Growing out of 1940s bebop, it was noted for rhythmic, melodic and harmonic intensity, and the incorporation of new grooves into jazz. Hardbop contributed to and overlapped...

Soul

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The word soul has its origins in the religious experience. The soul is that ineffable part of a human being that many understand as their core or essence. It is the soul that many people believe survives the corporeal part of one’s body –...

Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...