Jazz and Musical Works: Hypnotized by the Wrong Model


Jazz and Musical Works: Hypnotized by the Wrong Model
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
2018-03 (print)
2018-04-30 (online)
2020-08-01T17:43:10Z (indexed)
It is difficult to place jazz within a philosophy of music dominated by the concepts and practices of classical music. One key puzzle concerns the nature and role, if any, of musical works in jazz. I briefly describe the debate between those who deny that there are musical works in jazz (Kania) and those who affirm that there are such (Dodd and others). I argue that musical works are performed in jazz but that jazz performance of works is very different from performance of classical music works. The first step toward resolving the puzzle is to embrace the descriptive concept of a musical work and reject inappropriate normative concepts of a musical work. In particular, I argue against the accounts of musical works by Kania and Goehr, each of which implies a no-works thesis for jazz performance. I contrast the norms governing work performance in classical music with the practices governing performances of works in jazz, which I call realization or staging. Finally, I propose a model of jazz appreciation that incorporates a role for jazz works and that differs from the appreciation of classical music.

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Ce contenu a été déposé le 5 septembre 2020 par Laurent Cugny en utilisant le formulaire "Article DOI" sur le site "BiblioJazz": https://bibliojazz-collegium-musicae.huma-num.fr/s/bibliojazz