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Genre in Popular Music$
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Fabian Holt

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226350370

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.001.0001

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Jeff Parker and the Chicago Jazz Scene

Jeff Parker and the Chicago Jazz Scene

(p.105) Chapter Five Jeff Parker and the Chicago Jazz Scene
Genre in Popular Music
University of Chicago Press

This chapter investigates the tensions and contradictions in local discourses on jazz in Chicago. Jeff Parker is the main subject of this chapter because his activities cross many boundaries and because he is an excellent focal point for understanding the structure of the jazz scene. Some of his many collaborators, including Josh Abrams, Ted Sirota, and Tortoise, and their connections with local record labels and clubs are also considered. Ideology shapes the boundaries of jazz discourse in Chicago, though some gatekeepers pretend to be neutral. Chicago's cultural life is defined in relation to larger cities, especially New York and Los Angeles. Down Beat and Jazz Times dominate the genre discourse and sustain a hierarchy between different jazz cultures. Wire has become a leading voice in experimental music cultures with a hip cosmopolitan identity. Its editorial attitude became more self-conscious, and a canon began to take shape.

Keywords:   jazz, Chicago, Jeff Parker, Josh Abrams, Ted Sirota, Tortoise, record labels, clubs, New York, Wire

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