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What Is This Thing Called Jazz? African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists

by Eric Porter

  • ISBN: 9780520232969
  • ISBN10: 0520232968

What Is This Thing Called Jazz? African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists

by Eric Porter

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780520232969
  • ISBN10: 0520232968
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Description: Acknowledgments Introduction 1 "A Marvel of Paradox": Jazz and African American Modernity 2 "Dizzy Atmosphere": The Challenge of Bebop 3 "Passions of a Man": The Poetics and Politics of Charles Mingus 4 "Straight Ahead": Abbey Lincoln and the Challenge of Jazz Singing 5 Practicing "Creative Music": The Black Arts Imperative in the Jazz Community 6 Writing "Creative Music": Theorizing the Art and Politics of Improvisation 7 "The Majesty of the Blues": Wynton Marsalis's Jazz Canon Epilogue Notes Acknowledgments of Permissions Index
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