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The Harlem Renaissance and American Music

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The Harlem Renaissance and the “New Negro"One of the most significant intellectual and artistic trends of twentieth century American history, the Harlem Renaissance impacted art, literature, and music in a manner that forever altered the American cultural landscape. The Harlem Renaissance was a movement in the 1920s through which African-American writers, artists, musicians, and thinkers sought ...

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Amy C. Beal: Carla Bley

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Carla Bley
Amy C. Beal
Softcover, 114 pages
University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252078187
2011

Remarkably, this is the first detailed, published study of the career and music of Carla Bley, the distinguished composer, keyboardist, band leader and activist. It is the seventh volume in the University of ...

James Carter: Caribbean Rhapsody

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James Carter

Caribbean Rhapsody

Emarcy

2011

Multi-reedist James Carter is both a student and master of all things saxophone. He is a keeper of the jazz flame much in the same way trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is, without Marsalis' conservative inclinations. Carter has been inventive in his projects, two of which ...

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Jacqui Sutton: Billie & Dolly

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Jacqui Sutton and The Frontier Orchestra

Billie & Dolly

Toy Blue Typewriter Productions

2010

Heaven knows that contemporary jazz vocals could use a shot of sense-of-humor. The scene hosts a legion of earnest singers paying tribute to their idols, firebrands intent on extending the already stretched-taut realms of scat and ...