Beyond sketches of Spain : Tete Montoliu and the construction of Iberian jazz /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, United States, p.1 online resource (2023)

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History and criticism., Jazz, Music., Spain, thema, ukslc


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Tete's Musical Biography -- Sketches of Flamenco -- The Urban Soundscapes of Modern Jazz -- Performing Catalanism -- Blues, Braille and the Metanarrative of Blindness -- Epilogue. The Jazz Artist in Transnational Popular Culture."At the same time that this chapter continues to introduce readers to Tete Montoliu's life, musical work, and impact, it also challenges certain transnational assumptions regarding Spanish jazz. It is important to attend to ways in which the listening practices of mid-twentieth-century Anglophone audiences were shaped by the popular jazz market. In particular, it is by dispensing with misrepresentations of the connection between jazz and flamenco that readers can move beyond mere sketches of Spain and begin to appreciate the full complexity of Iberian jazz. This effort is further supported by Montoliu's own strong opinion that "Mezclar flamenco con el jazz es como mezclar las almejas con el chocolate. Es una mezcla imposible de digerir" [Mixing flamenco with jazz is like mixing clams with chocolate. It is a mixture that is impossible to digest"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 28, 2022).