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Jazz Today

Jazz Today

(p.11) 1. Jazz Today
Free Jazz/Black Power
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
University Press of Mississippi

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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