Out 14 Jan 2022, pre order here.
What does jazz "mean" 20 years into the 21st century? Has streaming culture rendered music literally meaningless, thanks to the removal of all context beyond the playlist? Are there any traditions left to explore? Has the destruction of the apprenticeship model (young musicians learning from their elders) changed the music irrevocably? Are any sounds off limits? How far out can you go and still call it "jazz"? Or should the term be retired?
These questions, and many more, are
answered in Ugly Beauty, as Phil Freeman digs through his own
experiences and conversations with present-day players. Jazz has never
seemed as vital as it does right now, and has a genuine role to play in
21st-century culture, particularly in the US and the UK.
Ugly Beauty: Jazz in the 21st Century - Philip Freeman
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