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“In the Crack” to “Totally Outside”: Avant-Garde Bands

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the avant-garde or experimental bands studied. In these types of bands, Andrew Hill and William Parker deconstruct boundaries between composition and improvisation, further ... More


The South Side Scene

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 offers a prehistory of the Art Ensemble. Malachi Favors, Joseph Jarman, and Roscoe Mitchell came of age in postwar Chicago, a city remade by African American migrants from the southern ... More


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