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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


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