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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


Crossing the Electronic Divide: Guitars, Synthesizers, and the Shifting Sound Field of Fusion

Steve Waksman

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199985227
eISBN:
9780190908027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199985227.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Guitar synthesizers gained prevalence in the 1980s thanks to the work of guitarists such as Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and Allan Holdsworth. This chapter explores how the guitar synthesizer ... More


Miles in the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro

Davis Quintet

in The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195393835
eISBN:
9780190268046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter evaluates the final two albums of the Miles Davis Quintet, namely, Miles in the Sky and Filles de Kilimanjaro. It examines the group's attempt to mix jazz with rock elements on the ... More


The Sound of Sanguma

Denis Crowdy

in Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851569
eISBN:
9780824868307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter 4 then examines how they sounded and why this is important. The creation of distinctly Melanesian cultural expressions was an important thread in the thinking of Narokobi, Tjibaou, and ... More


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