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Blue: The Murder Of Jazz
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Blue: The Murder Of Jazz (Paperback)

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Once a thriving body of innovative and fluid music, jazz is now the victim of destructive professional and artistic forces, says Eric Nisenson. Corruption by marketers, appropriation by the mainstream, superficial media portrayal, and sheer lack of skill have all contributed to the demise of this venerable art form. Nisenson persuasively describes how the entire jazz "industry" is controlled by a select cadre with a choke hold on the most vital components of the music. As the listening culture has changed, have spontaneity and improvisation been sacrificed? You can agree or disagree with Nisenson's thesis and arguments, but as Booklist says, "his passion is engrossing."

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesMusic industryMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresBluesMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresJazz Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 24/12/1999 ISBN-13: 9780306809255  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eric Nisenson is the author of several jazz books, including The Making of Kind of Blue. He lives in Malden, Massachusetts.

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