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Anthony Braxton: Leroy Jenkins, Musica Elettronica Viva, and the “Peace Church” Concert

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

In 1969, saxophonist Anthony Braxton and violinist Leroy Jenkins were Paris-bound, joining an exodus of Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians members. While in Paris, ... More


Ornette Coleman's Crisis

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

Music from this record came from a concert conducted at New York University; it proved to be a revealing and important reunion for the musicians. Bassist Charlie Haden had teamed up with Ornette ... More


Vintage Dolphy

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0037
Subject:
Music, Popular

There can be no argument that Eric Dolphy, born in 1928, who died of complications linked to diabetes in 1964, was a good human being. In fact, Charlie Mingus called him a “saint”. Dolphy's ... More


A “Style Portrait” of the Avant-Garde

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents other ideas, sounds, and identities of jazz that contrast to the neoclassical figure that remains ever-so-popular. It takes a look at the striking figures of the budding ... More


Ornette Coleman: The Musician and the Music

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ornette Coleman is an American composer, trumpeter, violinist, and saxophonist, and one of the major influences of the free jazz movement during the 1960s. The musician attracted a lot of superb ... More


Miles Goes Electric

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

By 1969, a time of societal and culture change, protest, and exploration, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis had assimilated the innovations of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, in particular Coleman’s ... More


Concert with High Moments

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0053
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes a concert at the Loeb Student Center of New York University by the Ornette Coleman Quintet, featuring Coleman on alto and violin; Don Cherry on trumpet, cornet, and an Indian ... More


Other Planes of There: Jazz Cosmologies and Metaphysics1

Jason C. Bivins

in Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

American religious history is overrun with alternate, hybrid, or personalized cosmologies or metaphysics. In these widespread imaginings of a universe populated by innumerable unseen spirits, ... More


Pharoah's Tale

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

Pharoah Sanders was a Grammy Award winner American jazz saxophonist. He was tagged as the “best tenor player in the world” by the great Ornette Coleman. He was famous for his harmonic and multiphonic ... More


Changes

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores what most underscored the need for jazz and hard bop to change: basically a sameness in the way that the musicians were playing (so that they merely followed the giants that ... More


The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Bob Gluck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book explores the performances of Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, 1968-1970, to illuminate the unfolding of Davis’s musical thinking during a period of personal transition. A careful listening ... More


Notes and Memories of the New Music, 1969

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter describes how the author came to know jazz music and found other individuals who shared his interest in it. It explores the evolution of jazz in a period of musical consolidation, ... More


Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William Dargan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book takes a close look at an important and little-studied component of African American music, one that has roots in Europe, but was adapted by African American congregations and went on to ... More


Interlude: Musical Rumblings in Chelsea

Bob Gluck

in The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

While playing with Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Dave Holland lived in the same loft building in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, where they began to play acoustic duets. They moved there at the ... More


The Out Chorus

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Johnny Hodges’s final days and his death are recounted, his life and influence is summed up, and his impact on jazz compared to that of other alto saxophonists is assessed. The details of his death, ... More


Afro-modernism and Music: On Science, Community, and Magic in the Black Avant-Garde (by Guthrie Ramsey Jr.)

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

The creative impulses of midcentury jazz musicians are explored as new stylistic trends disrupted expectations and transcended preconceived notions of jazz. Contemporary composers and academicians ... More


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