Electro swing is a relatively recent musical style and scene which combines the music of the swing era with that of the age of electronic dance music. Chris Inglis considers key questions about electro swing’s place in contemporary society, including what it may mean for a contemporary genre to be so reliant upon the influences of the past; the different ways in which jazz may be presented to a modern audience; how one may go about defining jazz in todays postmodern world; and how this emergent genre may be analysed in terms of the wider issues of race and class consumption.
Chapter 1: Electro Swing as Part of a Historical Narrative
Chapter 2: Considering Measures of Authenticity
Chapter 3: On Race and Nationality
Chapter 4: On Class and the Art Spectrum
Chapter 5: The Retrospective Tendencies of Music