Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Monson, Ingrid. "Intermusicality." In Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction, 97-132. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

In Jazz, quotations of, transformations of, or allusions to existing music are part of a tradition of irony and signifying in African-American music. Most of these quotations, transformations, and allusions are found within improvisations. Allusions to other pieces can function as homage, irony, criticism, or artistic improvement on the original. The success of quotations and allusions depends on the listener's familiarity with the repertoire in question.

Works: Roland Kirk, Rip, Rig, and Panic (121-23).

Index Classifications: 1900s, Jazz

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