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Framing jazz: thoughts on representation and embodiment (2016)
Book Chapter
Elsdon, P. (2016). Framing jazz: thoughts on representation and embodiment. In B. Heile, P. Elsdon, & J. Doctor (Eds.), Watching jazz: Encounters with jazz performance on screen, 37-56. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0002

Abstract: Audiovisual representations of jazz performances provide us with more information than audio recordings. The camera not only allows us access to music performances, it also constructs vantage points by framing its subjects in specific ways.... Read More

Style and the improvised in Keith Jarrett's solo concerts (2008)
Journal Article
Elsdon, P. (2008). Style and the improvised in Keith Jarrett's solo concerts. Jazz Perspectives, 2(1), (51-67). doi:10.1080/17494060801949000. ISSN 1749-4060

This article outlines an approach to analysing Keith Jarrett's solo improvisations. I explore an approach based on topical theory, suggesting that Jarrett seems to employ a range of recognisable styles as a means of creating formal architecture. Usin... Read More

Style and the improvised in Keith Jarrett's solo concerts (2008)
Journal Article
Elsdon, P. (2008). Style and the improvised in Keith Jarrett's solo concerts. Jazz Perspectives, 2(1), (51 - 67). doi:10.1080/17494060801949000. ISSN 1749-4060

This article outlines an approach to analysing Keith Jarrett's solo improvisations. I explore an approach based on topical theory, suggesting that Jarrett seems to employ a range of recognisable styles as a means of creating formal architecture. Usin... Read More