Jazz music: the technological mediation of an aural tradition

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dc.contributor.author Jarvis, Brent
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-29T00:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-29T00:11:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-09-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/13418
dc.description.abstract Jazz music is transmitted by aural and oral means. As recording and broadcast mediums became increasingly ubiquitous, starting in the mid twentieth-century, an ever greater proportion of jazz’s aural transmission would be mediated by these developing technologies. Many commentators address sound’s mediation from one state to another by identifying the resulting recording as an object. This object transcends temporal and spacial proximity, possessing inherent authority with implications for authorship, related work-concepts, and even issues of cultural assimilation. From a perspective informed by writings in musicology, philosophy, and sound studies, I examine recorded jazz music from the twentieth-century. I begin by positioning the history of jazz music in relation to the emergence of recording technologies to establish recordings as authoritative texts. I then translate (by transcription) primarily non-literate jazz recordings into the primarily literate discourse of musicology. In the course of examining music by James Moody, Eddie Jefferson, Bud Powell, Chick Corea, and others, I conclude that they all exemplify musical intertextuality. In some cases, technological mediation connects the texts. I then turn to an examination of recordings specifically. I begin by questioning musical notation as an adequate description of sound and move to developing a broader analytical framework. This thesis culminates with a comparison of Bud Powell’s 1949 recording of Bouncin’ With Bud and Chick Corea’s 1997 recording. Using the framework mentioned, disparate potentialities afforded by each recording’s mediation are connected to musical characteristics. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Bud Powell en_US
dc.subject Blossom Dearie en_US
dc.subject Blue Note en_US
dc.subject Bouncin' with Bud en_US
dc.subject Chick Corea en_US
dc.subject Christian McBride en_US
dc.subject Eddie Jefferson en_US
dc.subject I'm In The Mood For Love en_US
dc.subject James Moody en_US
dc.subject jazz en_US
dc.subject King Pleasure en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject Moody's Mood For Love en_US
dc.subject Marshall McLuhan en_US
dc.subject musicology en_US
dc.subject recording en_US
dc.subject Ron Carter en_US
dc.subject Roy Haynes en_US
dc.subject Rudy Van Gelder en_US
dc.subject sound en_US
dc.subject studies en_US
dc.subject The Flight of the Bopple Bee en_US
dc.title Jazz music: the technological mediation of an aural tradition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Salem, Joseph
dc.degree.department School of Music en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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