Unjacketed Hardcover

Loft Jazz

Improvising New York in the 1970s

Michael C. Heller (Author)

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Unjacketed Hardcover, 264 pages
ISBN: 9780520285408
December 2016
$85.00, £62.95
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The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan. Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.
Michael C. Heller is an ethnomusicologist, music historian, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. Design by Glynnis Koike.

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