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Davis, Francis 1946-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 5,817 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewer
Classifications: ML3521, 781.64309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francis Davis
The history of the blues by Francis Davis( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of blues music from its origins in the Mississippi Delta to its peak in Chicago right after World War II to its current popularity with whites in urban clubs. Includes a timeline showing how events in the larger society had an impact on the music
In the moment : jazz in the 1980s by Francis Davis( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outcats : jazz composers, instrumentalists, and singers by Francis Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new series of critical essays, artist profiles and pieces that skillfully combine both modes
Bebop and nothingness : jazz and pop at the end of the century by Francis Davis( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz is more popular than it has been since the early sixties. Every major record label is bringing out jazz reissues and new releases, and dating couples are turning up in the jazz clubs alongside the usual middle-aged male fans. But this popularity comes at a cost: Jazz has become identified with its past, and especially with bebop, the style that first dominated the jazz scene in the forties and fifties. Bebop started out as a daring departure from the conventions of swing, but ironically, many listeners and musicians now experience this style as a comfortable orthodoxy that defines the limits of jazz. In his third collection of essays, Francis Davis shares his insights into this new jazz mainstream: the greatness of its sources, the sterility of performance that follows those sources too closely. He also conveys his listening experiences beyond the mainstream - from the futuristic jazz of the avant-garde to the pre-forties styles that some performers continue to develop, at the risk of being labeled old hat. Finally, Davis leaves behind the boundaries of jazz altogether, pursuing its adventurous spirit into a broader musical territory that includes musical theatre, rock, and rap
Afterglow : a last conversation with Pauline Kael by Pauline Kael( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The movie critic talks about her life, her career at the New Yorker, and the present state of the cinema and popular culture
Jazz and its discontents : a Francis Davis reader by Francis Davis( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spirited collection of profiles, reporting, and commentary spanning the cultural scene by one of the finest essayists writing today
Like young : jazz and pop, youth and middle age by Francis Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You must believe in spring by Bill Evans( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like young : jazz and pop, youth and middle age like young by Francis Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kind of Blue Deluxe by Miles Davis( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz and its discontents : the Francis David reader by Francis Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (89)
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