Free Jazz Improvisation: A Continuum, From Africa to Congo Square, From Early Jazz to Bebop, and the Return to Mysticism for Communal Healing and Transcendence Beyond Oppression

 
9780615802183: Free Jazz Improvisation: A Continuum, From Africa to Congo Square, From Early Jazz to Bebop, and the Return to Mysticism for Communal Healing and Transcendence Beyond Oppression

This book contains a recent, personal interview with Free Jazz pioneer, Ornette Coleman by this author. The book explores free jazz improvisation from a historical, cultural, sociological, & political perspective. It uncovers jazz's African origins & elements & it's healing purposes & benefits to transcend all & effect community healing for performers & audiences of all ethnicities & races. Includes commentary & interviews of free jazz artists & composers by writers & critics of the period, as well as, a recent, personal interview done by author, singer, composer, scholar, Crystal, with free jazz innovator, Archie Shepp. A must read for serious jazz enthusiasts, students, educators, singers musicians, composers, & scholars.

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