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By Travis A. Jackson

New York urban has consistently been a mecca within the heritage of jazz, and in lots of methods the city’s jazz scene is extra very important now than ever earlier than. Blowin’ the Blues Away examines how jazz has thrived in manhattan following its well known resurgence within the Eighties. utilizing interviews, in-person remark, and research of reside and recorded occasions, ethnomusicologist Travis A. Jackson explores either the ways that a number of contributors within the long island urban jazz scene interpret and assessment functionality, and the standards on which these interpretations and reviews are established. throughout the notes and phrases of its such a lot finished performers and so much ardent lovers, jazz seems to be no longer easily as a musical variety, yet as a cultural shape in detail motivated through and influential upon American ideas of race, position, and spirituality.

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