Ellington, rap music, and cultural difference

Anderson, Paul A.
March 1995
Musical Quarterly;Spring95, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p172
Academic Journal
Analyzes writings on jazz, from the Duke Ellington orchestra era to rap, as an aspect of American cultural politics in the 1990s. Dichotomies between jazz passion and artistic pretension; Rap music as a threatening symbol of cultural decay; Jazz criticism and potential paternalism of white critics.


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