Chapter 6. Jazz: From the Gutter to the Mainstream

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Jeremy Yudkin professor Visiting professor1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch6

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Yudkin, J. (2009) Jazz: From the Gutter to the Mainstream, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Boston University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • jazz - from gutter to mainstream;
  • twentieth century - music, history books, journals, articles in specialized and popular magazines;
  • growing respect among white population - for African-American intellectual and cultural figures;
  • growth of jazz - general tendency towards an overall collapse of civilization;
  • black journalists comparing jazz - unfavorable with classical concert music;
  • American music into - folk music, “serious” music and “popular” music;
  • frontiers of Jazz - focusing on roots and early inventors of music and trace its gradual growth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading