Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology
Continuum, 2001 - Music - 486 pages
Riffs and Choruses is a comprehensive new anthology of writing about jazz with edited selections on jazz origins, history, culture, style, myth, race, and related areas of language, literature, and film. The collection provides a more extensive range and topic focus than any other anthology in the area and is the ideal complement to jazz histories for students of music, jazz, and American and popular culture. A carefully prepared anthology and a suitable source book for students, this volume's quality and range of selections will also appeal to jazz buffs and the general reader.>
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Riffs & choruses: a new jazz anthologyUser Review - Book Verdict
This anthology takes an intriguing approach to exploring the cultural and musical history of jazz. Clark organizes topics and issues into ten "riffs" (chapters), provides insightful and concise "choruses" (chapter introductions), then follows up with as many as 19 pieces written by authors and musicians, many of them well known. Clark creatively mixes widely divergent viewpoints on each riff, covering topics such as the origins and influence of jazz, jazz criticism, and the racial, sexual, and ethnic aspects of the music. While some pieces are fairly well known (particularly those by Martin Williams, Amiri Baraka, Andre Hodier, and Gunther Schuller), others are rare gems. More typical anthologies are arranged chronologically or, like The Oxford Companion to Jazz (LJ 11/1/00), are made up of commissioned pieces with a specific intention. Here, Clark arranges old and new material like a jazz performance, and it works effectively. Recommended for public, academic, and music libraries. William G. Kenz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead ...
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