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Camping it up: jazz's modernity, Reginald Foresythe, Theodor Adorno and the Black Atlantic

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This chapter explores the work of the little-known pianist, composer and bandleader Reginald Foresythe (1907-1958) in the context of his unique critical location as a black-British musician within Anglo-American jazz culture and the African diaspora. Foresythe warrants attention for his highly influential yet neglected contribution to 1930s “hot” jazz during a crucial period in which the rapid proliferation and commodification of recorded jazz meant that it increasingly became the focus of searching critique. In this respect, he stands at a fascinating conjunction of three intersecting critical discourses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlack British jazz?
Subtitle of host publicationRoutes, ownership, performance
EditorsJason Toynbee, Catherine Tackley, Mark Doffman
Place of PublicationFarnham
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Pages173-198
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-1472417565
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAshgate popular and folk music series
PublisherAshgate

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