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Circular Breathing The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain by George McKay

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, USA .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain


  • Jazz -- Social aspects -- Great Britain,
  • Jazz -- Great Britain -- History and criticism,
  • Improvisation (Music) -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGeorge McKay.
LC ClassificationsML3918.J39 M35 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398620M
ISBN 100822335603, 0822335735
LC Control Number2005012088

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