Preview: “Deconstructing the Hang” @ EMP Pop Conference


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!

About Alex Rodríguez

Writer, Organizer, Trombonist
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4 Responses to Preview: “Deconstructing the Hang” @ EMP Pop Conference

  1. Alex,

    Your presentation was effective and thought provoking. I wish we got more time to speak after the event. I hope you will enjoy my review, especially the title 😉

    • arodjazz says:

      Thanks! Glad you came, and I appreciated your question about technology during the Q&A — something I intend to consider in more depth as I continue this research.

      • You are pursuing a great avenue in the world of jazz. I commented to Paul Bresnick after the event how much value you added to your panel of esteemed colleagues.

        Do keep me informed going forward Alex.

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