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Knowing Jazz - a book by Prouty, Ken

Knowing Jazz

Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age

Knowing Jazz( )
Author: Prouty, Ken
Series title:American Made Music Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

Ken Prouty argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz's identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist, critic, or fan understands jazz differently, based on each individual's unique experiences and insights. Through playing, listening, reading, and talking about jazz, both as a form of musical expression and as a marker of identity, each aficionado develops a personalized relationship to the...
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Detailed Subjects: Music / General
Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.73 Pounds

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