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Watching Jazz (inbunden)

Watching Jazz

Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

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Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen is the first systematic study of jazz on screen media, covering its role across a plethora of technologies from film and television to recent developments in online media, and featuring the music of such legends as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny.
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"In this collection of essays authors delve into the rich audiovisual documentation of jazz, much of which has been neglected by scholars, with some fascinating results. Watching Jazz makes an important contribution to jazz studies, exemplifying methodologies for studying audiovisual sources and providing a key reference point for future scholarship."--Catherine Tackley, The Open University"Jazz is performance and performances are visual. This elegant and expertly constructed book interrogates, in a game changing way, the notion that all jazz is to some extent visual. It opens fertile new avenues of debate, challenges some sacred cows and will undoubtedly become an essential text for anybody interested in the relationship between jazz and how it is presented on screen."--Raymond MacDonald, Edinburgh University"This stimulating collection encourages us to reexamine some of the more commonly-held and persistent assumptions with regard to jazz on screen, whether that screen is large or small, analog or digital, public or private. Essential reading for anyone interested in watching jazz."--Alan Stanbridge, University of Toronto

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Bjorn Heile is Reader in Music since 1900 and Head of Music at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of The Music of Mauricio Kagel (2006) and editor of The Modernist Legacy: Essays on New Music (2009). Peter Elsdon is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Hull. He is the author of Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert (2013), and he has also published work on jazz recordings, and gesture in music. Jenny Doctor is Associate Professor of Communications and Director of the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University. She has published The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922-36 (1999); The Proms: A Social History, co-edited with David Wright and Nicholas Kenyon (2007); and Silence, Music, Silent Music, co-edited with Nicky Losseff (2007)."


Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction Jenny Doctor, Peter Elsdon, Bjoern Heile Shaping Screen Media 1. Framing Jazz: Thoughts on Representation and Embodiment Peter Elsdon 2. "All Aboard!:" Soundies and Vitaphone Shorts Emile Wennekes 3. Assimilating and Domesticating Jazz in 1950s American Variety Television: Nat King Cole's Transformation from Guest Star to National Host Kristin McGee 4. "Jazz Is Where You Find It:" Encountering Jazz on BBC Television, 1946-66, Jenny Doctor Gesture and Mediatization 5. "All Sights Were Perceived as Sounds" Pat Metheny and the Instrumental Image, Jonathan De Souza 6. Jazz Performance on Screen: Mediatization of Gesture, Bodily Empathy, and the Viewing Experience, Paul McIntyre 7. "Playing the Clown:" Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, and Jerry Maguire, Krin Gabbard Ontologies of Media 8. Seeking Resolution: John Coltrane, Myth, and the Audio-Visual, Tony Whyton 9. Screening the Event: Watching Miles Davis's "My Funny Valentine", Nicholas Gebhardt 10. Play it again, Duke: Jazz Performance, Improvisation, and the Construction of Spontaneity, Bjoern Heile Selected Resources Author Biographies Index