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Blutopia : visions of the future and revisions of the past in the work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton

Author: Graham Lock
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1999.
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Suitable for the students of jazz, American music, African American studies, American culture, and cultural studies, this title studies the music and thought of three pioneering twentieth-century  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lock, Graham, 1948-
Blutopia.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)636642091
Named Person: Sun Ra; Duke Ellington; Anthony Braxton; Sun Ra.; Duke Ellington; Anthony Braxton; Anthony Braxton; Duke Ellington; Sun Ra.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Lock
ISBN: 0822324040 9780822324041 0822324407 9780822324409
OCLC Number: 41527998
Description: xi, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Blutopia --
Pt. I. Sun Ra: A Starward Eye. 1. Astro Black: Mythic Future, Mythic Past. 2. Of Aliens and Angels: Mythic Identity --
Pt. II. Duke Ellington: Tone Parallels. 3. In the Jungles of America: History Without Saying It. 4. Zajj: Renegotiating Her Story --
Pt. III. Anthony Braxton: Crossroad Axiums. 5. All the Things You Are: Legba's Legacy. 6. Going to the Territory: Sound Maps of the Meta-Real --
Coda: House of Voices, Sea of Music.
Responsibility: Graham Lock.

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