Inside British Jazz explores specific historical moments in British jazz history and places special emphasis upon issues of race, nation and class. Topics covered include the reception of jazz in Britain in the 1910s and 1920s, the British New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s, the free jazz innovations of the Joe Harriott Quintet in the early 1960s, and the formation of the all-black jazz band, the Jazz Warriors, in 1985. Using both historical and ethnographical approaches, Hilary Moore examines the ways in which jazz, an African-American music form, has been absorbed and translated within Britain's social, political and musical landscapes. Moore considers particularly the ways in which music has created a space of expression for British musicians, allowing them to re-imagine their place within Britain's social fabric, to participate in transcontinental communities, and to negotiate a position of belonging within jazz narratives of race, nation and class. The book also champions the importance of studying jazz beyond the borders of the United States and contributes to a growing body of literature that will enrich mainstream jazz scholarship.
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This is a wonderfully insightful, original, sensitive exploration of key aspects of the British jazz scene. It's fascinating both for its sociological commentary and its musical descriptions: it isn't often that one finds music so intelligently and vividly depicted. The book doesn't seek to be encyclopaedic about the subject and is never dryly academic. Moore draws from various strands that reflect diverse perspectives, but through these compound narratives she has created a beautifully multi-layered picture. Hers is also a homage to neglected but great artists,(notably the pioneering free jazz of Joe Harriott and his band), and it gives one the urge to rush out and explore them oneself. A shame the book is so pricey, but it is a special book on a still little-explored subject.