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.
Intro Contents Preface 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 Milestones 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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Print version: Kart, Larry Jazz in Search of Itself