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The Jazz Bubble


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Introduction: Banks, Bonds, and Blues
1. "Controlled Freedom": Jazz, Risk, and Political Economy
2. "Homecoming": Dexter Gordon and the 1970s Fiscal Crisis in New York City
3. Selling the Songbook: The Political Economy of Verve Records (1956-1990)
4. Bronfman's Bauble: The Corporate History of the Verve Music Group (1990-2005)
5. Jazz and the Right to the City: Jazz Venues and the Legacy of Urban Redevelopment in California
6. The "Yoshi's Effect": Jazz, Speculative Urbanism, and Urban Redevelopment in Contemporary San Francisco

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About the Author

Dale Chapman is Associate Professor of Music at Bates College.


"...a notable addition to the burgeoning academic literature on jazz and the cultures surrounding it." * All About Jazz *
"Chapman offers fresh interpretations of some iconic moments in jazz history . . . as well as meticulously researched local histories that are likely to be new to many readers," * Jazz and Culture *

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