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Loft Jazz : Improvising New York in the 1970s (Hardcover) (Michael C. Heller)
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The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of lower Manhattan. Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: Music, Social Science
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Michael C. Heller
Street Date: December 13, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2256
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