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“Straight Life”: The Jazz Journey of Art Pepper

Reva Marin

in Outside and Inside: Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829979
eISBN:
9781496830029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829979.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the haunting autobiography of Art Pepper, one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the postwar period, reading it against recent work on Los Angeles’ Central Avenue and West ... More


Ballad for Samuel: The Legacy of Central Avenue and the 1950s Avant-Garde in Los Angeles

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the status of avant-garde African American music in Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and the legacy of Central Avenue. It discusses the efforts of Jefferson High School ... More


Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story

George Lipsitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666782
eISBN:
9781452946689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Considered by many to be the godfather of R&B, Johnny Otis—musician, producer, artist, entrepreneur, pastor, disc jockey, writer, and tireless fighter for racial equality—has had a remarkable life by ... More


Epilogue

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue presents the author's account of attending the eighteenth annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival in Los Angeles in the summer of 2013. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra was the main feature and ... More


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