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Saying Something
By Ingrid Monson

Saying Something

Jazz Improvisation and Interaction

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Saying Something by Ingrid Monson

Book Awards

  • Winner of Sonneck Society for American Music Irving Lowens Prize 1997.

Book Description

In this work, Ingrid Monson juxtaposes musicians' talk and musical examples to ask how musicians go about "saying something" through music in a way that articulates identity, politics, and race. Through interviews with Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Billy Higgins, Cecil McBee, and others, she develops a perspective on jazz improvisation that has "interactiveness" at its core, in the creation of music through improvisational interaction, in the shaping of social communities and networks through music, and in the development of cultural meanings and ideologies that inform the interpretation of jazz in twentieth-century American cultural life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226534787
ISBN-10: 0226534782
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Other Side of Nowhere by Ingrid Monson Other Side of Nowhere, Paperback (March 2004)

Divided into four sections - with writings of musicians about improvising; examinations of inter- and cross-cultural dialogue; discussions of social practice and identity; and essays about collaborative dissonance - the 17 essays in this work present jazz improvisation as a cultural practice with far-reaching ramifications.

African Diaspora by Ingrid Monson African Diaspora, Paperback (July 2003)

A collection of musical case studies from: Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe and more, that engage with broader interdisciplinary issues about race, gender, politics, nationalism and music. They examine such issues as the blues aesthetic, the globalization of jazz and the role of militarism in Haitian vodou music.

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Author Biography - Ingrid Monson

Ingrid Monson is assistant professor of music at Washington University.

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