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Blues Up and Down: Jazz, Race, and American Culture in Our Time Tom Piazza

Blues Up and Down: Jazz, Race, and American Culture in Our Time

Tom Piazza

Published November 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780312167899
Hardcover
194 pages
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Ever since the birth of jazz, critics have been sounding its death knell. Yet each time the music has survived, saved by its own core values of inclusion and community, and by the brilliance of its players. Tom Piazza, award-winning music journalistMoreEver since the birth of jazz, critics have been sounding its death knell. Yet each time the music has survived, saved by its own core values of inclusion and community, and by the brilliance of its players. Tom Piazza, award-winning music journalist offers a chronicle of the recent upheavals in the jazz world, and a passionate argument for the musics continuing role in our culture. Blues Up and Down combines Piazzas influential reportage from The New York Times, The New Republic, and elsewhere, with a series of bold and broad new essays- together they form a sharp indictment of the schools of criticism that nearly strangled jazz -- and an insightful exploration of the traditions that propel the music onward.