[ eBook ] Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Author Nate Chinen – Andy-palmer.co.uk


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  • Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
  • Nate Chinen
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 1101870346

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New CenturyOne of jazzs leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment it is a compelling argument for the resiliency of the art form and a rejoinder to any claims about its calcification or demisePlaying changes, in jazz parlance, has long referred to an improvisers resourceful path through a chord progression Playing Changes boldly expands on the idea, highlighting a host of significant changesideological, technological, theoretical, and practicalthat jazz musicians have learned to navigate since the turn of the century Nate Chinen, who has chronicled this evolution firsthand throughout his journalistic career, vividly sets the backdrop, charting the origins of jazz historicism and the rise of an institutional framework for the music He traces the influence of commercialized jazz education and reflects on the implications of a globalized jazz ecology He unpacks the synergies between jazz and postmillennial hip hop and RB, illuminating an emergent rhythm signature for the music And he shows how a new generation of shape shifting elders, including Wayne Shorter and Henry Threadgill, have moved the aesthetic center of the music Woven throughout the book is a vibrant cast of charactersfrom the saxophonists Steve Coleman and Kamasi Washington to the pianists Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer to the bassist and singer Esperanza Spaldingwho have exerted an important influence on the scene This is an adaptive new music for a complex new reality, and Playing Changes is the definitive guide


About the Author: Nate Chinen

NATE CHINEN has been writing about jazz for than twenty years He spent a dozen of them working as a critic forThe New York Times and helmed a long running column for Jazz Times As the director of editorial content at WBGO, he works with the multiplatform program Jazz Night in America and contributes a range of coverage to NPR Music An eleven time winner of the Helen DanceRobert Palmer Award for Excellence in writing presented by the Jazz Journalists Association, Chinen is also coauthor of Myself Among Others A Life in Music, the autobiography of impresario George Wein He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife and two daughters