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Free jazz, harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman / Stephen Rush.

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Main Library ML419.C646 R87 2017 37684001097469 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 11/20/2017

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  • ISBN: 9781138122925
  • ISBN: 1138122920
  • ISBN: 9781138122949
  • ISBN: 1138122947
  • Physical Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY ; Routledge, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Historical context -- An introduction to harmolodics -- Transposition and harmolodics -- A definition of harmolodics ("Peace warriors" quartet version) -- An argument for a harmolodic approach to jazz instruction ("Kathelin Gray" and "Peace") -- An interview with Ornette Coleman, with reflections -- Conclusion -- Analysis and transcription of harmolodic compositions -- Full transcriptions of all solos.
Summary, etc.: "Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and musicologists. Yet this book offers a clear and thorough approach to these complex methods, outlining Coleman's position as the developer of a logical--and historically significant--system of jazz improvisation. Included here are detailed musical analyses of improvisations, accompanied by full transcriptions. Intimate interviews between the author and Coleman explore the deeper issues at work in Harmolodics, issues of race, class, sex, and poverty. The principle of human equality quickly emerges as a central tenet of Coleman's life and music. Harmolodics is best understood when viewed in its essential form, both as a theory of improvisation and as an artistic expression of racial and human equality" -- From the publisher.
Subject: Coleman, Ornette > Criticism and interpretation.
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography.
Free jazz > Analysis, appreciation.
Improvisation (Music)

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