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Contents Ingrid Monson Preface I. Introduction 1. Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue II. Performers Improvise 2. Michael Snow A Composition on Improvisation 3. Pauline Oliveros Harmonic Anatomy: Women in Improvisation 4. Dana Reason "Navigable Structures and Transforming Mirrors": Improvisation and Interactivity III. Between and Across Cultures 5. Jason Stanyek Transmissions of an Interculture: Pan African Jazz and Intercultural Improvisation 6. George E. Lewis Improvised Music After 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives 7. Michael Dessen Improvising in a Different Clave: Steve Coleman, The Mystic Rhythm Society, and AfroCuba de Matanzas IV. Social Practice and Identity 8. Mark Anthony Neal ". . . A Way Out of No Way": Jazz, Hip Hop, and Black Social Improvisation 9. Julie Dawn Smith Playing Like a Girl: The Queer Laughter of the Feminist Improvising Group 10. Sherrie Tucker Bordering on Community: Improvising Women Improvising Women-in-Jazz 11. Marshall Soules Improvising Character: Jazz, the Actor, and Protocols of Improvisation 12. Krin Gabbard Improvisation and Imitation: Marlon Brando as Jazz Actor 13. Michael Jarrett Cutting Sides: Jazz Record Producers and Improvisation Postlude: Collaborative Dissonances 14. Eddie Prévost The Discourse of a Dysfunctional Drummer:Collaborative Dissonances, Improvisation, and Cultural Theory 15. Nathaniel Mackey Paracritical Hinge 16. John Corbett Out of Nowhere: Meditations on DeleuzianMusic, Anti-Cadential Strategies,and Endpoints in Improvisation Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, Toward Further Dialogue: A Bibliography on Benjamin Lefebvre Improvisation List of Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Jazz History and criticism, Improvisation (Music) History and criticism, Jazz Social aspects