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Night in Tunisia, A: Imaginings of Africa in Jazz

Weinstein, Norman C.

ISBN 10: 0810825252 / ISBN 13: 9780810825253
Published by Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1992
Used Condition: Very Near Fine Hardcover
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Blue cloth stamped in white and gilt. 244 p.p. Includes Discography. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00286

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Title: Night in Tunisia, A: Imaginings of Africa in...

Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover Cloth

Book Condition:Very Near Fine

Edition: First Edition..

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This is a study of the Afrocentric imagination set to a jazzy beat. The African connection to jazz through recordings has never been fully analyzed until now. In this ground-breaking study, poet and critic Norman Weinstein reveals a long-neglected thread running throughout jazz history. Spotlighting the African-inspired recordings of thirteen major musicians--Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, George Russell, John Carter, Count Ossie, Randy Weston, Max Roach, Pierre Dorge, Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Sunny Murray, and Ronald Shannon Jackson--he also offers a comprehensive discography cataloging the recordings of hundreds more. A Night in Tunisia illuminates the affection, humor, concern, curiosity, anger, and pride toward Africa that jazz artists have manifested in their recordings.

About the Author:

Norman Weinstein is a widely published poet and critic whose books include Gertrude Stein and the Literature of the Modern Consciousness (Ungar) and Nigredo: Selected Poems 1970-1980 (Station Hill). His jazz criticism has been published in The Village Voice, Jazziz, and Downbeat. He has won an ASCAP-Deems Taylor award for excellence in music criticism.

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