Big Ears

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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"Opening new vistas upon the study of jazz in the humanities, Nichole T. Rustin and Sherrie Tucker guide a vibrant and profound conversation at the nexus of performance studies, film and literary studies, gender studies, and many other fields. The unprecedented range and scope of this essential new collection affirm the centrality of improvisation to our understanding of culture."--George E. Lewis, author of "A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music"

Table of Contents

Rooting Gender in Jazz History
Separated at "Birth": Singing and the History of Jazz
With Lovie and Lil: Rediscovering Two Chicago Pianists of the 1920s
Gender, Jazz, and the Popular Front
"The Battle of the Saxes": Gender, Dance Bands, and British Nationalism in the Second World War
Identity for Sale: Glenn Miller, Wynton Marsalis, and Cultural Replay in Music
Improvising Gender: Embodiment and Performance
From the Point of View of the Pavement: A Geopolitics of Black Dance
Perverse Hysterics: The Noisy Cri of Les Diaboliques
"Born Out of Jazz . . . Yet Embracing All Music": Race, Gender, and Technology in George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept
"But This Music is Mine Already!" : "White Woman" as Jazz Collector in the Film New Orleans (1947)
Fitting the Part
Reimagining Jazz Representations
"Better a Jazz Album Than Lipstick" (Lieber Jazzplatte Als Lippenstift): The 1956
Series Reveals Images of Jazz and Gender in Postwar Germany
Exclusion, Openness, and Utopia in Black Male Performance at the World Stage Jazz Jam Sessions
"It Takes Two People to Confirm the Truth": The Jazz Fiction of Sherley Ann Williams and Toni Cade Bambara
"Blow, Man, Blow!": Representing Gender, White Primitives, and Jazz Melodrama Through A Young Man With A Horn
The Gendered Jazz Aesthetics of That Man of Man: The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and Independent Black Sound Film
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