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Free Jazz/Black Power$
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Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628460391

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.001.0001

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Music/Politics

Music/Politics

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(p.168) 9. Music/Politics
Source:
Free Jazz/Black Power
Author(s):

Philippe Carles

Jean-Louis Comolli

, Grégory Pierrot
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0010

This final chapter is also the conclusion of the book. The authors reiterate their central argument, i.e. that ultimately what makes the originality of free jazz is its intrinsically political approach to music. As such, it is a challenge to Western bourgeois values not just in music, but also in the appreciation of music. Free jazz demands that we reconsider the way we evaluate music.

Keywords:   Criticism, Aesthetics, Politics, Western values, Free jazz

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