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Jazz Modernism: From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce
 
 
Author
Alfred Appel Jr.
Publisher Yale  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780300102734
Pages/Publication Date 284/2002
Daedalus Item Code 40126
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How does the jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker fit into the great movement of the modern arts between 1920 and 1950? Alfred Appel, whose The Annotated Lolita drew high praise from Vladimir Nabokov himself, here compares the layering of sex, vitality, and the vernacular in jazz with the collages of Picasso and the essential mix of high and low culture in Joyce's writing. In a riffing text, among photos of jazz greats and period artworks, he argues that Armstrong and Waller tore apart and rebuilt Tin Pan Alley material in the way that artists arrived at scrap-metal sculpture, and depicts such scenes as the night Parker played to a visibly thrilled Igor Stravinsky at Birdland.
 
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