TITLE

Out of notes: Signification, interpretation, and the problem of Miles Davis

AUTHOR(S)
Walser, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 1993
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Summer93, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p343
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents useful ways of analyzing Miles Davis's jazz music. Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s theory of signification; Signification as a white cultural tradition; Black's signifyin'; Suggestion of multiple meanings through association; Criticism of Davis's flaws and mistakes; Failure of the movement to classicize jazz; Davis' insistence on the need for freedom from abstractions to attain musical creativity.
ACCESSION #
9308315956

 

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