You are currently browsing the monthly archive for March 2012.

Image

Mary Lou Williams and Jack Teagarden, hanging

I’m taking a quick break from my finals week bonanza (this quarter system really takes some getting used to) with a link for those of you who might be curious to take a look at what I’ll be presenting next week at the EMP Pop Conference in New York. It’s a preview of my paper, “Deconstructing the Hang: Urban Spaces as Cross-Cultural Contexts for Jazz Improvisation.”

If you’ll pardon the slightly cumbersome academic prose, I’d love to hear what any of you think about the idea — that “the hang” as it is conceived of in the jazz community has something to offer those engaging in ethnographic fieldwork more generally. Again, the link is here — thanks for taking a look, and if you’re in New York next week, I hope to see you there on Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Clearly, it’s worth checking out, because even Stephen Colbert is jealous that he won’t be presenting on an awesome panel with David Adler, Nate Chinen and Phil Freeman!

Subscribe by e-mail

Twitter Updates

  • RT @grammercie: So I'm tired. And praying for this world that there might be a way through the mess we white folks have created. 39 minutes ago
  • @SofiaSamatar indeed! 40 minutes ago
  • .@SofiaSamatar Ellison's jazz writings are such a touchstone, though. He even "transcribed" Hemingway like a jazz musician would w/ a solo 1 hour ago
  • .@SofiaSamatar this is very much only part of the story when it comes to bebop origins. E.g. see Guthrie Ramsey's new book on Bud Powell 1 hour ago
  • RT @SofiaSamatar: "For the art--the blues, the spirituals, the jazz, the dance--was what we had in place of freedom." ~ Ralph Ellison (Livi… 1 hour ago
March 2012
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,699 other followers