Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Michael C Heller (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
December 13, 2016
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.61 X 9.02 inches | 0.87 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520285415
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About the Author

Michael C. Heller is an ethnomusicologist, music historian, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh.

Reviews

"[Heller] paints a kaleidoscopic portrait... inherently fascinating." -- (12/01/2016)
"Heller - through dozens of interviews and painstaking research that included full access to the ample personal archive of percussionist Juma Sultan, a pivotal figure in the movement - refreshingly moves beyond reductionist notions."--Village Voice
"Using interviews and archival research, Michael G. Heller examines the scene's rise and eventual fall from historical, pedagogical and sociological perspectives.... [He] itemizes what differentiated Loft Jazz from other styles and how its creation, dissemination and demise affected innovative jazz."-- (03/01/2017)
[Heller] gives readers insight into the various socio-political, economic, racial and artistic touchstones that helped shape the scene, while also providing analysis on New York City's gentrification efforts beginning in the late '70s, which transform the social fabric of Lower Manhattan.--DownBeat
"...Heller's book can be read nearly as a how-to manual for constructing a vibrant musical scene. It's an examination of a treasure trove of archival materials and primary source interviews, and a smart read." -- (08/17/2018)
"...Heller's book is a much-needed reference for further studies into this fascinating subject."-- (08/01/2018)