Blue: The Murder Of Jazz (Paperback)Eric Nisenson (author)
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 14/01/2000
- Publisher reprinting
Once a thriving body of innovative and fluid music, jazz is now the victim of destructive professional and artistic forces, says Eric Nisenson. Corruption by marketers, appropriation by the mainstream, superficial media portrayal, and sheer lack of skill have all contributed to the demise of this venerable art form. Nisenson persuasively describes how the entire jazz "industry" is controlled by a select cadre with a choke hold on the most vital components of the music. As the listening culture has changed, have spontaneity and improvisation been sacrificed? You can agree or disagree with Nisenson's thesis and arguments, but as Booklist says, "his passion is engrossing."
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 371 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
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