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In 1971, French jazz critics Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli co-wrote Free Jazz/Black Power, a treatise on the racial and political implications of jazz and jazz criticism. It remains a testimony to the long ignored encounter of radical African American music and French left-wing criticism. Carles and Comolli set out to defend a genre vilified by jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic by exposing the new sound's ties to African American culture, history, and the political struggle that was raging in the early 1970s. The two offered a political and cultural history of black presence in the United States to shed more light on the dubious role played by jazz criticism in racial oppression.

This analysis of jazz criticism and its production is astutely self-aware. It critiques the critics, building a work of cultural studies in a time and place where the practice was virtually unknown. The authors reached radical conclusions--free jazz was a revolutionary reaction against white domination, was the musical counterpart to the Black Power movement, and was a music that demanded a similar political commitment. The impact of this book is difficult to overstate, as it made readers reconsider their response to African American music. In some cases it changed the way musicians thought about and played jazz. Free Jazz / Black Power remains indispensable to the study of the relation of American free jazz to European audiences, critics, and artists. This monumental critique caught the spirit of its time and also realigned that zeitgeist.

Synopsis:

For the first time in English, the classic volume that developed a radical new understanding of free jazz and African American culture

About the Author

Phillipe Carles was editor-in-chief at Jazz Magazine from 1971 until 2006. He has coauthored several books on jazz, including Dictionnaire du jazz. Jean-Louis Comolli teaches at Université Paris-VIII, FEMIS, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is a film critic, screenwriter, film director, and jazz author. Grégory Pierrot, Stamford, Connecticut, is assistant professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

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ISBN:
9781628460391
Author:
Carles, Philippe
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
Comolli, Jean-Louis
Author:
Pierrot, Gregory
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
BLACK STUDIES
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
American Made Music Series
Publication Date:
20150131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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