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Author Sunpie (Musician), author.

Title Talk that music talk : passing on brass band music in New Orleans the traditional way : a collaborative ethnography / by Bruce Sunpie Barnes & Rachel Breunlin.

Publication Info. New Orleans, Louisiana : University of New Orleans Center for the Book, [2014]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.9165 SUN    Available
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Description v, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm
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Note All interviews in Talk That Music Talk were conducted by Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Rachel Breunlin between March 2012 and October 2014"--Page 291.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index.
Summary Learning to play by ear is a unique part of becoming a musician in New Orleans. This life history and photography project explores the traditional methods of teaching brass band music in the city that gave birth to jazz. The bands, social and pleasure clubs, schools and churches come to life with evocative interviews that provide a rare window into a musical culture that is restless, growing and sublime.
Contents Music for all ages: towards a collective voice -- Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Rachel Breunlin -- Organizing music in New Orleans: life histories of social justice, art and community-based education -- Jerome Smith with Louis Armstrong -- Fred Johnson Jr. with Ray "Hatchet" Blazio -- Gregg Stafford with Danny Barker -- Preparing a funeral -- Black men of labor -- Doratha "Dodie" Smith and William Smith -- Living in Tradition -- Benny Jones, Sr. and Will Hightower with Uncle Lionel Batiste and Roger Lewis -- Anthony Bennett and Jose Bravo Besselman with Kirk Joseph and Johnny Vidacovich -- Joseph Torregano and Jeremy Jeanjacques with Al Kennedy and Waldren "Frog" Joseph -- Kenneth Terry and John Michael Bradford with Milton Batiste and Donald Harrison, Jr. -- Woody Penouilh and Doyle Cooper with Wesley Schmidt, Leslie Cooper and Joe Torregano -- Ray Lambert and Xavier Michel with Hart McNee and Will Smith -- Oscar Washington and Aurelien Barnes with Melvin Washington and Caleb Windsay -- Julius Lewis and Thaddeaus Ramsey with Ashton Ramsey and Julius' friends and family -- End notes -- Index.
Subject Jazz -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History and criticism.
Brass band music -- Instruction and study -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Brass band music -- History and criticism.
Neighbors -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Interviews.
Jazz musicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Interviews.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- Anecdotes.
Added Author Breunlin, Rachel, author.
Added Title Passing on brass band music in New Orleans the traditional way : a collaborative ethnography
Cover Title Neighborhood Story Project and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park present: Talk that music talk : passing on brass band music in New Orleans the traditional way
ISBN 9781608011070
Gpo Item No. 0648
Sudoc No. I 29.2:M 97/3

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