The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture by Dale ChapmanThe Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture by Dale Chapman

The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

byDale Chapman

Paperback | March 23, 2018

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Hailed by corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations as a metaphor for democratic interaction and business dynamics, contemporary jazz culture has a story to tell about the relationship between political economy and social practice in the era of neoliberal capitalism. The Jazz Bubble approaches the emergence of the neoclassical jazz aesthetic since the 1980s as a powerful, if unexpected, point of departure for a wide-ranging investigation of important social trends during this period, extending from the effects of financialization in the music industry to the structural upheaval created by urban redevelopment in major American cities. Dale Chapman draws from political and critical theory, oral history, and the public and trade press, making this a persuasive and compelling work for scholars across music, industry, and cultural studies.
Dale Chapman is Associate Professor of Music at Bates College. 
Title:The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal CultureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 23, 2018Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520279387

ISBN - 13:9780520279384


Table of Contents


Introduction: Banks, Bonds, and Blues
1. “Controlled Freedom”: Jazz, Risk, and Political Economy
2. “Homecoming”: Dexter Gordon and the 1970s Fiscal Crisis in New York City
3. Selling the Songbook: The Political Economy of Verve Records (1956–1990)
4. Bronfman’s Bauble: The Corporate History of the Verve Music Group (1990–2005)
5. Jazz and the Right to the City: Jazz Venues and the Legacy of Urban Redevelopment in California
6. The “Yoshi’s Effect”: Jazz, Speculative Urbanism, and Urban Redevelopment in Contemporary San Francisco

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Editorial Reviews

"Chapman offers fresh interpretations of some iconic moments in jazz history . . . as well as meticulously researched local histories that are likely to be new to many readers,"