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Black Music, White Business

8-page photo section, index. Appendixes: Mark Levine's contract with Catalyst Records, Royalty payments to Mark Levine from United Artists Records.

Format: Paper

186 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 1998

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-859-4

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Black Music, White Business

Illuminating the History and Political Economy of Jazz

By Frank Kofsky, 

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Probes the conflicts between the artistry of Black musicians and the control by largely white-owned businesses of jazz distribution — the recording companies, booking agencies, festivals, clubs, and magazines.   To read full review(s), please click the REVIEWS & PROMO tab on this page.   “Each of these very well...

“Kofsky's work demands answers to questions that pitifully few other jazz critics ever dare to ask… his prose is passionate, his intentions true, and the subject compelling.… The Marxist critiques of means of production, division of labor, and economic bottom lines suit the topic well.” —Counterpoise

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