Wicked: A Musical Biography. By Paul R. Laird. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. The academic literature on the American musical theater—meaning “Broadway,” New York City’s primary theater district since the first decade of the twentieth

@article{Warfield2014WickedAM,
  title={Wicked: A Musical Biography. By Paul R. Laird. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. The academic literature on the American musical theater—meaning “Broadway,” New York City’s primary theater district since the first decade of the twentieth},
  author={S. Warfield},
  journal={Journal of the Society for American Music},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={587 - 596}
}
  • S. Warfield
  • Published 2014
  • Journal of the Society for American Music
art or folk music. This debate fueled the early wars between critics, and though they used different, often racially charged terms than do jazz scholars today, this issue remains central to debates over jazz’s place in American culture. If jazz is considered only as a commercial music, it seems to lose its political function. It becomes merely a distraction, created for the financial gain of the musicians or producers and the entertainment of listeners. If jazz is treated only as high art, it… Expand