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Economic Ownership of Jazz

Economic Ownership of Jazz

(p.25) 2. Economic Ownership of Jazz
Free Jazz/Black Power
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores the impact of white appropriation and commercial interests on the evolution of jazz. They long contributed to the economic exploitation of black musicians and in imposing white values and preferences over jazz. Free jazz musicians show awareness of their economic position in the music business and their music can be read as a political decision to break from it.

Keywords:   Economic Exploitation, Cultural Appropriation, Music Business, Jazz History, Hegemony

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