John Lewis and the Challenge of ""Real"" Black Music - Jazz Perspectives (Hardback)Christopher Coady (author)
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Along the way Coady shows how Lewis's fusion works helped shore up afailing jazz industry in the wake of the 1940s big band decline, forging anew sound grounded in middle-class African American musical traditions.By taking into account the sociocultural milieu of the 1950s, Coadyprovides a wider context for understanding the music Lewis wrote for theModern Jazz Quartet and sets up new ways of thinking about Cool Jazzand Third Stream music more broadly.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm