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Music/Politics

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This final chapter is also the conclusion of the book. The authors reiterate their central argument, i.e. that ultimately what makes the originality of free jazz is its intrinsically political ... More


Free Fragments

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter characterizes the specificity of free jazz by detailing how it differs from previous jazz forms in a series of distinct categories: the treatment of the theme, the way instruments are ... More


Free Jazz/Black Power

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Free Jazz/Black Power is a treatise on the racial and political implications of jazz and jazz criticism published in 1971 by two French jazz critics, Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli. The goal ... More


Free Jazz in France

Eric Drott

in Music and the Elusive Revolution: Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968-1981

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268968
eISBN:
9780520950085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268968.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the reception of free jazz in France in the years before and after 1968, paying particular attention to the debates that erupted in the jazz press regarding the music's relation ... More


Jazz Today

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the state of the jazz scene in the late 1960s, relating the rise of free jazz to the rise of black power politics and culture and other radical developments in the African ... 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


Hard Bop, Free Jazz, and Islam: Black Liberation and Global Religious and Musical Consciousness in the Late 1950s and 1960s

Richard Brent Turner

in Soundtrack to a Movement: African American Islam, Jazz, and Black Internationalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479871032
eISBN:
9781479849697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871032.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 examines the shared goals and values of jazz and Islam through the wider lens of Sunni Islam, the Nation of Islam, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and the militant aesthetic of hard bop ... More


Freedom and Fusion

Ted Gioia

in The History of Jazz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190087210
eISBN:
9780190087227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087210.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The avant-garde (or “free jazz”) musicians who came to the forefront of jazz during the late 1950s and early 1960s mounted a revolutionary movement that challenged all the conventions of the idiom, ... More


Timbre-and-Form: The BSC and the Boston Improvising Community

Lou Bunk

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In small galleries and warehouse lofts, the Boston improvisational scene presents concerts of timbre-and-form-based electro-acoustic music. This vibrant community of musicians is informed by the ... More


“We Began from Silence”: Toward a Genealogy of Free Improvisation in Mexico City: Atrás del Cosmos at Teatro El Galeón, 1975–1977

Tamar Barzel

in Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190842741
eISBN:
9780190842789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842741.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the late 1970s, the Mexican ensemble Atrás del Cosmos, a pioneering free improvisation collective (1975–1983), held an eight-month residency at El Galeón, a city theater. Jazz and experimental ... More


Giorno Poetry Systems

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How did music – both in terms of its sound, its lyrics, and its associated recording technologies – encourage St. Mark’s affiliated poets to get their tracks on vinyl and ensure their poetry and ... More


Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More


The Most Powerful Human Sound Ever Created: Theorizing the Saxophonic Scream in Free Jazz

Zachary Wallmark

in Nothing but Noise: Timbre and Musical Meaning at the Edge

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190495107
eISBN:
9780190495138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495107.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the starkly divided reception of 1960s free jazz, focusing on its most characteristic, commented-on, and instantly recognizable timbre, the screaming saxophone, as exemplified ... More


Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Tony Whyton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199733231
eISBN:
9780190268121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733231.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A significant record of Coltrane’s transition ... 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


Fixing and Unfixing Idioms and Non-Idioms: Developing Derek Bailey’s Concept of Improvisation

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter revisits Derek Bailey's well known distinction between 'idiomatic' and 'non-idiomatic' improvisation. In order to nuance this further, the concepts of fixity and unfixity are added to ... More


The Pluralism Paradigm 1970–1974

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines how new American music became entangled in an ideological search for music that reflected and encouraged social interaction and global concerns during the volatile years of the ... More


The World around Us: Against Musical Common Sense

M.I. Franklin

in Sampling Politics: Music and the Geocultural

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190855475
eISBN:
9780190855512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855475.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 sets the compass through a work that seems to have little to say about sampling. 4’33” (four thirty-three) by John Cage is based on no (performed) sounds, no flashy pyrotechnics in its ... More


Ashikawa Yôko

Bruce Baird

in A History of Butô

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197630273
eISBN:
9780197630310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197630273.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career of Hijikata’s principal dancer and rehearsal director Ashikawa Yôko. Ashikawa joined Hijikata’s studio at roughly the same time as his turn to his generative dance ... More


Tanaka Min

Bruce Baird

in A History of Butô

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197630273
eISBN:
9780197630310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197630273.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the dances and choreography of Tanaka, a dancer who did not originally belong to the world of butô, but come to be associated with it. He eventually studied with Hijikata and ... More


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