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Landing on the Wrong Note

Publication date: December 2000
ISBN: 9780203901045
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Jazz is perhaps the most cerebral and most unpredictable of musical forms. Miles Davis transforms the simplest tune and structure into wildly imaginative improvisations. Thelonious Monk made dissonance glorious. And as Duke Ellington said, "Dissonance is our way of life in America. We are something apart, yet an integral part."In "Landing on the Wrong Note," Ajay Heble provides a groundbreaking analysis of jazz in its cultural context and a lucid exploration of the musical form itself: its dissonant riffs and resistance to traditional interpretations are emblematic of the social struggles surrounding the jazz scene and the people who created it. Drawing on personal anecdote, observation, conversations with jazz artists, and cultural theory, Heble demonstrates that although jazz may be free-form, its rich and varied history makes it an important point of entry into some of the most hotly contested issues of our era -- power, identity, representation, history, ethics, and social change. As artistic director of a jazz festival and noted critic, he has unique insight into the gap between critical interpretation and the reality of performance.An imaginative and passionate synthesis of form and function, "Landing on the Wrong Note" goes beyond mainstream jazz criticism, outlining a new poetics of jazz that emerges not from the ivory tower but from the clubs, performances, and lives of today's jazz musicians.
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Landing On the Wrong Note

Heble takes the simple, traditional musical note from jazz and examines whether, when it isn’t played as it was designed to be played, it redefines things with a knock-on effect. Davis, Monk and Coleman are obvious choices in determining this exegesis, and the author rises to the challenge with a trait we see often in jazz writing; improvisational flair. Almost as if the notes on the scale have been jumbled up and become metaphors for scribbles on the author’s notepad, he has then rearranged them on the page (after fine-tuned research!) for readers to discuss why dissonance makes an impact on us, and it what ways.
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