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Knowing JazzCommunity, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age$
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Ken Prouty

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031632

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031632.001.0001

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The Global Jazz Community

The Global Jazz Community

(p.151) Chapter 5 The Global Jazz Community
Knowing Jazz

Ken Prouty

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter takes a look at the formation and conceptualization of the global jazz community. Jazz is seen as a metaphor for globalization itself. Taylor Atkins agreed with this notion: “jazz was a harbinger of what we now call ‘globalization.’” Atkins’s study Jazz Planet deals with the local, assessing jazz “in” various locales such as India, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Brazil, and so forth. Atkins’s view of jazz-as-global-music is discussed here in close relation to other studies of global jazz, focusing on the unique adaptations of jazz in specific environments. Glocal—which is the combination of “global” and “local”—studies of jazz such as Atkins’s are seen as a critical component of scholarship in the New Jazz Studies, but reflect a particular view on globalization. Paul Austerlitz, on the other hand, sees global jazz as expressing a “planetary humanism,” reflecting both a “holistic aesthetic” of universalism and a worldview derived from the African American experience.

Keywords:   global jazz community, globalization, Taylor Atkins, Jazz Planet, global jazz, adaptations of jazz, glocal, New Jazz Studies, Paul Austerlitz

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