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dc.contributor.advisorSchwartz, Roberta F
dc.contributor.authorHirt, Ashley Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-06T21:33:58Z
dc.date.available2019-09-06T21:33:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-31
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16647
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/29575
dc.description.abstractJazz musicians in Norway have cultivated a distinctive sound, driven by timbral markers and visual album aesthetics that are associated with the cold mountain valleys and fjords of their home country. This jazz dialect was developed in the decade following the Nazi occupation of Norway, when Norwegians utilized jazz as a subtle tool of resistance to Nazi cultural policies. This dialect was further enriched through the Scandinavian residencies of African American free jazz pioneers Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and George Russell, who tutored Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Garbarek is credited with codifying the “Nordic sound” in the 1960s and ‘70s through his improvisations on numerous albums released on the ECM label. Throughout this document I will define, describe, and contextualize this sound concept. Today, the Nordic sound is embraced by Norwegian musicians and cultural institutions alike, and has come to form a significant component of modern Norwegian artistic identity. This document explores these dynamics and how they all contribute to a Norwegian jazz scene that continues to grow and flourish, expressing this jazz identity in a world marked by increasing globalization.
dc.format.extent213 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectMusic history
dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectScandinavian studies
dc.subjectjazz
dc.subjectnordic
dc.subjectnorway
dc.titleMountain Sound: Norway's Jazz Identity
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberLaird, Paul R
dc.contributor.cmtememberHaaheim, Brian
dc.contributor.cmtememberWong-Cruz, Ketty
dc.contributor.cmtememberTucker, Sherrie
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMusic
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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