Jazz in Search of Itself.

Kart, Larry.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004.
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Jazz -- History and criticism.
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In this engaging and astute anthology of jazz criticism, Larry Kart casts a wide net. Discussing nearly seventy major jazz figures and many of the music's key stylistic developments, Kart sees jazz as a unique perpetual narrative-one in which musicians, their audiences, and the evolving music itself are intimately intertwined. Because jazz arose from the collision of specific peoples under particular conditions, says Kart, its development has been unusually immediate, visible, and intense. Kart has reacted to and judged the music in a similarly active, attentive, and personal manner. His involvement and attention to detail are visible in these pieces: essays that analyze the supposed return to tradition that the music of Wynton Marsalis has come to exemplify; searching accounts of the careers of Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, and Lennie Tristano; and writing that explores jazz's relationship to American popular song and examines the jazz musician's role as actual and would-be social rebel.
Introduction: Enactment in Sound
PART ONE Notes and Memories of the New Music, 1969
PART TWO A Way of Living
Johnny Griffin
Ira Sullivan
Wilbur Campbell
PART THREE The Generators
Louis Armstrong
Black Beauty, White Heat
Earl Hines
Count Basie
Duke Ellington
Arthur Rollini
Arnett Cobb
Artie Shaw
Louis Bellson
Ruby Braff
PART FOUR Moderns and After
Dizzy Gillespie
Thelonious Monk
Monk in Motion
Herbie Nichols
Oscar Peterson
Stan Getz
Woody Herman and Stan Getz
Al Cohn
Art Pepper
Sonny Stitt
Jackie McLean
Sonny Rollins
Hank Mobley
Tina Brooks
Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Philly Joe Jones
Horace Silver
Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell
Bill Evans
Keith Jarrett
Gary Burton
Pat Metheny
Frank Zappa
McCoy Tyner
Wayne Shorter
Ornette Coleman
Cecil Taylor
Roscoe Mitchell
Evan Parker
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
PART FIVE Miles Davis
Miles in the Sky
In a Silent Way
The Lost Quintet
Miles Returns
Filles de Kilimanjaro
PART SIX Tristano-ites
Lee Konitz
Tristano, Konitz, Marsh
PART SEVEN The Neo-Con Game
Jazz in the Global Village
Raiders of the Lost Art
Marsalis at Twenty-One
The Death of Jazz?
"The Death of Jazz?" Revisited
The Marsalis Brothers Further On
The Sound-Alikes
PART EIGHT Singers and Songmakers
Gershwin Musicals
Hoagy Carmichael
Smithsonian Pop
Billie Holiday
Sarah Vaughan
Cabaret Music
Chris Connor
Tony Bennett
Standards and "Standards"
PART NINE Alone Together
The Jazzman as Rebel
Anita O'Day
Jazz and Jack Kerouac
Jazz Goes to College.
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