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Jazz Quoting
March 10, 2005 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Are there any books, journal articles, or magazine articles about the phenomenon of "quoting" and other allusory / referential techniques in jazz?

The term "quoting" is usually used to refer to a short allusion at the beginning of an improv solo, but I'm also interested generally with the re-incorporation of older works and styles in jazz songs. The eventual goal is to provide some historical context for the modern practice of sampling in rap and electronic music. I'm mainly interested in textual sources describing the phenomenon, but if you know of a great song Y that incorporates a piece of song X, let me know about that, too.
posted by rkent to Media & Arts (1 answer total)
 
Oh, also: anything about the development of the two-tiered system of reggae authorship, where one performer comes up with the rhythm and others straight-up use the entire rhythm in their tracks.
posted by rkent at 9:44 AM on March 10, 2005


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