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The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958

John Litweiler

ISBN:

9780306803772

Publisher:

Perseus Books

Publication Date:

1990

Binding:

Softcover

Synopsis:
In this critical and historical survey of today's jazz, noted critic John Litweiler traces the evolution of the new music through such artists as Coleman, Coltrane, Davis, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Anthony Braxton, and others. He also addresses questions such as: Is Free jazz a rejection of the jazz tradition? Are European folk-classical musics altering this essentially Afro-American art? Do the Principle of Free jazz proved real emotional liberation for the creative musician? This is a solid, informed guide-for new jazz fans and serious listeners alike-to what has, in many ways, been the most productive and most controversial period in the history of jazz.

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Other editions: Softcover - 1994, Hardcover - 1993, 1992, Softcover - 1984, 1984


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