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Title : Black Music: Free Jazz y conciencia negra 1959-1967
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ISBN : 9789871622245
ISBN13 : 978-9871622245
Format Type : Other Book
Language : Spanisch
Publisher : Caja Negra Editora
Number of Pages : 224 Seiten
File Size : 989 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Black Music: Free Jazz y conciencia negra 1959-1967 Reviews

  • Fax
    2019-03-01 14:48

    After hearing Leroi Jones on Sunny Murray and the NYAQ's records, and reading little excerpts of some of his reviews in books on free jazz, I thought I'd pick this up and check it out. I did; it was OK; but not much more than OK. I felt like most of the information available here is readily found elsewhere, and that any new perspective he brings to the issues (meaning basically a black nationalist/radical one) is easily enough visible in other places--better to read Fanon or Malcolm X than to let that music play in the background in a jazz book like this one. If that's your taste you might be better off with John Szwed's book on Sun Ra. This book is OK though, and if you haven't already read a number of jazz books you might find it fresh and interesting--I simply didn't. Well written though.

  • paul heaney
    2019-03-11 20:04

    Amazing... a fly on the wall reporting as history is being made in the jazz clubs of NYC in the late 50s to mid 60s... highly recommend

  • James
    2019-03-17 13:00

    My father loved it!

  • Fax
    2019-02-26 13:06

    After hearing Leroi Jones on Sunny Murray and the NYAQ's records, and reading little excerpts of some of his reviews in books on free jazz, I thought I'd pick this up and check it out. I did; it was OK; but not much more than OK. I felt like most of the information available here is readily found elsewhere, and that any new perspective he brings to the issues (meaning basically a black nationalist/radical one) is easily enough visible in other places--better to read Fanon or Malcolm X than to let that music play in the background in a jazz book like this one. If that's your taste you might be better off with John Szwed's book on Sun Ra. This book is OK though, and if you haven't already read a number of jazz books you might find it fresh and interesting--I simply didn't. Well written though.

  • deest
    2019-02-28 16:07

    Too often, Baraka is critiqued for his artistry or his politics alone--with Black Music, the floor gets opened to anyone or everyone with an opinion on jazz or blues music. Black Music is Baraka's smart, personally charged account of the forms and culture inherent to black music, and thus its political value as a testament to a nation within a nation. Reading Baraka's intimate thoughts on such a personal subject should be the sole impetus for the reader.