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Free Jazz/Black Power (Paperback) Loot Price: R794
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Free Jazz/Black Power (Paperback): Philippe Carles, Jean-Louis Comolli

Free Jazz/Black Power (Paperback)

Philippe Carles, Jean-Louis Comolli; Editing managed by Gregory Pierrot

Series: American Made Music Series

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For the first time in English, the classic volume that developed a radical new understanding of free jazz and African American culture. 1971, French jazz critics Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli cowrote Free Jazz/Black Power, a treatise on the racial and political implications of jazz and jazz criticism. It remains a testimony to the long ignored encounter of radical African American music and French left-wing criticism. Carles and Comolli set out to defend a genre vilified by jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic by exposing the new sound's ties to African American culture, history, and the political struggle that was raging in the early 1970s. The two offered a political and cultural history of black presence in the United States to shed more light on the dubious role played by jazz criticism in racial oppression. This analysis critiques the critics, building a work of cultural studies in a time and place where the practice was virtually unknown. The authors reached radical conclusions--free jazz was a revolutionary reaction against white domination, was the musical counterpart to the Black Power movement, and was a music that demanded a similar political commitment. The impact of this book is difficult to overstate, as it made readers reconsider their response to African American music. In some cases it changed the way musicians thought about and played jazz. Free Jazz/ Black Power remains indispensable to the study of the relation of American free jazz to European audiences, critics, and artists.


Imprint: University Press Of Mississippi
Country of origin: United States
Series: American Made Music Series
Release date: 2016
Authors: Philippe Carles • Jean-Louis Comolli
Managing editors: Gregory Pierrot
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-4968-0779-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Jazz
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Jazz
LSN: 1-4968-0779-0
Barcode: 9781496807793

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