This Is Our Music

Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture

51kiQ5UqiRL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Iain Anderson
Isbn 9780812239805
File size 44MB
Year 2006
Pages 264
Language English
File format PDF
Category Music

Book Description:

If you want a nuanced and multi-dimensional account of the rise and development of free jazz, you cannot do much better than this volume. The author rightly takes Ornette Coleman as his focal point in telling the story of the new explorations in jazz in the 1950s when traditional concepts of melody, harmony, and time keeping were questioned and expanded.

The author adeptly discusses the musical and social aspects of free jazz or "the new thing," placing it well in its musical and historical context. While academically deep, the writing is not obscure or theory-laden with postmodernist impediments to understanding, as is much of jazz writing.


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