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Jazz and justice : racism and the political economy of the music / Gerald Horne.

Horne, Gerald. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML3918.J39 H67 2019 37684001104554 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781583677858
  • ISBN: 1583677852
  • ISBN: 9781583677865
  • ISBN: 1583677860
  • Physical Description: 456 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
The music we call "jazz" arose in late nineteenth century North America--most likely in New Orleans--based on the musical traditions of Africans, newly freed from slavery. Grounded in the music known as the "blues," which expressed the pain, sufferings, and hopes of Black folk then pulverized by Jim Crow, this new music entered the world via the instruments that had been abandoned by departing military bands after the Civil War. 'Jazz and Justice' examines the economic, social, and political forces that shaped this music into a phenomenal US--and Black American--contribution to global arts and culture. Horne assembles a galvanic story depicting what may have been the era's most virulent economic--and racist--exploitation, as jazz musicians battled organized crime, the Ku Klux Klan, and other variously malignant forces dominating the nightclub scene where jazz became known. Horne pays particular attention to women artists, such as pianist Mary Lou Williams and trombonist Melba Liston, and limns the contributions of musicians with Native American roots.
Subject: Jazz > Social aspects > United States > History.
Jazz > Political aspects > United States > History.
Music and race > United States > History.
Jazz musicians > United States > Social conditions.
Jazz musicians > United States > Economic conditions.

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