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Jazz Today

Jazz Today

Chapter:
(p.11) 1. Jazz Today
Source:
Free Jazz/Black Power
Author(s):
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0002

This chapter describes the state of the jazz scene in the late 1960s, relating the rise of free jazz to the rise of black power politics and culture and other radical developments in the African American community at the time. Music being at the forefront of African American culture, it is necessarily connected to African American politics.

Keywords:   Free jazz, Civil Rights Movement, Class Consciousness, Black power, Political commitment

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