performance, competition and status in the ‘cool world’
Tom Perchard [+]
Goldsmiths College and the University of Westminster
Tom Perchard was born in 1976. He received his doctorate from the University of London, and he teaches at Goldsmiths College and the University of Westminster. He is a regular contributor to The Wire magazine.
The chapter emphasizes the cultural environment of 1950s Philadelphia, when an abundance of important jazz musicians came out, and which is considered to have nurtured and focused the talent of young players.