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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... brassy homages to Mexican bullfighters, as well as Latin jazz originals. Wilson’s singular soul jazz reveals the drive and dedication of a disciplined artist—both student and teacher—who continually honed his craft and expanded his talents as part of his educational and musical philosophy. Wilson’s...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... this memento perhaps made two journeys, from here to home and then here again. Was it a memento or a goal or both? Strange, it now seems in reflection, but my first under- standing of California the California of my mind the one summoned most vividly in words, music, or visual artifacts was the product...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of one of the twentieth century s musical geniuses, and through Mingus, into the soul of jazz. For a deep look into LA s jazz scene in the twenty-first century, there s no better place to start than composer and saxophonist Kamasi Washington s recent three-CD set, The Epic. Washington has toured and...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 72–81.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Santana and Dakila also championed this rock style, heavily influenced by jazz and Latin-based rhythms, emphasizing improvisation and freewheeling instrumental solos as a musical antidote to the standard three-minute radio pop ditty. By the 1970s, however, explosive events such as the student strikes for...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Outside of Carl s Jr. bodies hover, despite the No Loitering signs and the ever- pervasive eyes and surveillance of late-night security. In front of Red Barn Pet Express, another group forms. A parked white Toyota Venza blasts music, its owner leaning on the hood. People bob their heads to the beat...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 68–78.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Josh Kun This past spring, the exhibition Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75 opened at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. The show—which featured an audio-visual timeline wall, a digital jukebox, and two galleries of video...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... from their resistance to American mainstream culture, but rather from their uncanny ability to tap its inexhaustible utopian energies. A Grateful Dead tour was always more than a series of shows; it was a mobile social laboratory a chance to experiment and innovate, not only musically but also...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
... reflected trends in law, shaped debates over juvenile delinquency, and amplified distinctions between legal censorship and public censuring. This paper situates the Howl prosecution amid the regulation of comics, rock music, motion pictures, narcotics in postwar America, to tell a story about California...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... Hollywood and music, a bit of rebellion, and natural sex appeal But it was Californian technology and counterculture which particularly undergirded the Northern Californian design culture in which Apple s headquarters was domiciled. My culture of connection thesis therefore pivots, after the late 1960s...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 62–65.
Published: 01 March 2011
... romances as much as its noir reali- ties has been a prime subject of musical interpretation for Mexican artists across the California-Mexico borderlands. While Los Tijuana Five dreamed their California from josh kun California Sueños Boom1001REV3.indd 62 1/22/11 2:20 PM BOOM | S P R I NG 2 011 63 their...