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Loft jazz : improvising New York in the 1970s / Michael C. Heller.

Author:
Heller, Michael C., 1981- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
x, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-243) and index.
Contents:
Fragmented memories and activist archives -- Influences, antecedents, early engagements -- The jazz loft era -- Freedom -- Community -- Space -- Archive -- Aftermaths and legacies.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • History
ISBN:
  • 9780520285408 (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • 0520285409 (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • 9780520285415 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • 0520285417 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • (ebook)
LCCN:
2016040707
OCLC:
958262848
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