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Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image

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192 pages2 hours

Summary

The new phenomenon of jazz music took the world by storm in the 1920s and 1930s. Yet from the outset jazz was much more than just a musical genre: it has always drawn upon and interacted with visual media. This book provides a timely analysis and history of jazz onscreen, by examining works in which the artistry and intelligence of great musicians is expressed through experimental and innovative image-making.

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