By Travis A. Jackson

manhattan urban has constantly been a mecca within the historical past of jazz, and in lots of methods the city’s jazz scene is extra very important now than ever prior to. Blowin’ the Blues Away examines how jazz has thrived in ny following its renowned resurgence within the Nineteen Eighties. utilizing interviews, in-person remark, and research of stay and recorded occasions, ethnomusicologist Travis A. Jackson explores either the ways that quite a few individuals within the ny urban jazz scene interpret and assessment functionality, and the factors on which these interpretations and reviews are dependent. during the notes and phrases of its such a lot finished performers and such a lot ardent enthusiasts, jazz appears to be like no longer easily as a musical variety, yet as a cultural shape in detail prompted by means of and influential upon American suggestions of race, position, and spirituality.

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