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Book Musicals im Jazz um 1960
Zu André Previns »Modern Jazz Performances« von My Fair Lady (1956) und Porgy & Bess (1959)
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Frédéric Döhl, Michael Fischer(Hg.), Wolfgang Jansen(Hg.), Tobias Widmaier(Hg.), Book Musicals im Jazz um 1960 (2013), Waxmann Verlag, 48159 Münster, ISSN: 1619-0548, 2013 #1, p.73
Description / Abstract
Broadway served jazz between the World Wars with a major part of the so-called standard repertoire of songs. This paper deals with a trend in American jazz between the mid-1950s and the mid-1960s of producing albums based not just on single standards but exclusively on material from single Broadway book musicals. The new narrative approach towards songs in book musicals in the 1940s and 1950s aimed to incorporate them much deeper into the development of the drama. This article asks whether the jazz musicians around 1960 were interested also in these more complex song forms and the formal strategies of narration new to Broadway when they focused their albums on single book musicals, and if so, in which way.