Bebop as historical actuality, urban aesthetic, and critical utterance

Vincent Colapietro

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This paper focuses upon "bebop" as a distinctively urban movement for the purpose of contributing to the articulation of a distinctively urban aesthetics. The author examines both how the music was taken up in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago, and in turn how an urban sensibility was expressed in this particular movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-165
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophy and Geography
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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