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The Word Jazz: Krin Gabbard - Summary & Analysis
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What does the article summarise?
The 'word Jazz' is a construct. To label certain music as 'jazz' is a subjective notion because often definitions fit critics own prejudices and obsessions
What do critics who discriminate between 'true jazz' and 'false jazz' rely upon?
Tautologies and ad hominem arguments -
Who is an example of a poet and jazz writer who tried to assign a label to what HE thought was jazz?
Phillip Larkin compares Jazz to poetry, who is the English poet who can recognise poetry?
A.E Houseman: 'poetry made his throat tighten and hie eyes water'
What is an argument in regards to Larkin's defition of Jazz?
1. Only works for him. He is driven by the unarticulated / unconcious agenda that has more to do with ideology and attitudes about race than music
Who is the Jazz musican who has been asked to define Jazz?
What does Louis Armstrong reply when asked to define jazz?
'If you've got to ask, you'll never know'
When was the first appearance of the word Jazz?
In which city newspaper was the earliest appearance of the word jazz found?
The word jazz has had many associations. What are the main 3?
1. Sports pages of the Sanfrancisco Bulletin
2. Sexual intercourse / prostitution
3. Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Why was jazz a synonym for sexual intercourse?
In 1970 Dick Holbrook made inquiries into older graduates who used the word as a synoynm for sex.
1. heard jazz as slang for sex in california, new mexico, arizona and new hampshire
In which year was jazz a synonym for sexual intercourse?
Why do some people believe that jazz perhaps had its original sexual etymology?
the word 'jism' is slang for semen
The word jazz almost surely began in African-American slang, but what counter-theory is proposed by Clarence Major claiming?
Major has found an African word from a Bantu dialect, 'jaja', meaning to dance or play music.
Because of the French presence in New Orleans, some suggest the word jazz means what?
Jaser - meaning to banter or chat. Also, chasse beau. jass is the blended word
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