Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 May 2006

656 Pages

5-15/16 x 8-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195304497

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Weather Bird

Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century

Gary Giddins

Weather Bird, a brilliant companion volume to the critically acclaimed Visions of Jazz, offers a superb collection of essays, reviews and articles. Gary Giddins brings together more than 140 pieces written over a 14-year period. Highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music ("Parajazz") and his challenging essay, "How Come Jazz Isn't Dead?" which advances a theory about the way art is born, exploited, celebrated, and sidelined to the museum.


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