New PDF release: The Contradictions of Jazz (Studies in Jazz)

By Paul Rinzler

In The Contradictions of Jazz, Paul Rinzler takes a brand new method of jazz aesthetics and thought via exploring 4 pairs of opposites found in jazz: individualism and interconnectedness, statement and openness, freedom and accountability, and creativity and culture. via themselves, those 8 values converse volumes concerning the that means of jazz and its value. figuring out how those opposites coexist in jazz results in an exploration of the connections linking jazz with the experiential and existential, which distinction with the connections among composition and technological know-how.

Rinzler explains a number of the innovations, together with either/or and dialectic pondering, after which examines the pairs of opposites separately, describing their place and presence in jazz. He then demonstrates how the bigger that means of those contradictory opposites relies on principles from the philosophies of phenomenology and existentialism. Rinzler considers the opposites inherent within the product and means of jazz, in addition to errors and the problem of perfection, offering those values in mild of the contradictions inherent in jazz. With an entire bibliography and an index, The Contradictions of Jazz is an interesting learn for fanatics and students of jazz historical past and aesthetics.

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