Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Other ingredients in jazz (was When did Jazz die?)
- on 19/3/07 16:31, Albert Haim at alberthaim@... wrote:
>I am sure you did not mean to provide an exhaustive list of all theI don't think it's likely to be a productive thing to discuss on this list,
>ingredients that contributed to the creation of jazz. But I would like
>to mention two components - that seem so obvious that they are
>neglected sometimes: the European harmonic structure.
but it may be worth recommending anyone interested in the complex origins of
jazz harmony to the works of Gerhard Kubik: the book 'Africa & the Blues'
(University of Mississippi Press, 1999) and especially the article 'The
African Matrix In Jazz Harmonic Practices' in 'Black Music Research
Journal', Vol. 25 No.1/2 (2005, really published in 2007).
Prof. Kubik has the inestimable advantage over most people who have written
on this subject of having a comprehensive knowledge of African musical
practices. He is also one of the world's leading experts on the processes of
cultural transmission. So he's a bit over-qualified in terms of jazz
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