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A night in Tunisia : imaginings of Africa in jazz

Author: Norman Weinstein
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weinstein examines the way jazz composers have creatively explored images and ideas about Africa, spotlighting the African recordings of 13 major musicians, and also offering a comprehensive discography cataloging the recordings of dozens more. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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Genre/Form: Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Weinstein
ISBN: 0810825252 9780810825253
OCLC Number: 25317454
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Opening night in Tunisia : an introduction --
Earliest intimations of a return to the motherland --
Madame Zzaj testifies why a drum is a woman --
"A night in Tunisia" : the evolution of a standard --
John Coltrane : sounding the African cry for paradise --
George Russell teaches us to play the African game --
John Carter : the play of roots and folklore --
Count Ossie and the mystic revelation of Rastafari : to Mozambique via Marcus Garvey Drive --
Randy Weston : talking piano like a drum shouting freedom --
Max Roach : drumming the tales of African and African-American liberation --
Pierre Dørge : travelling through a new world jungle armed with guitar and orchestra --
Archie Shepp : magical portraits for the diaspora --
Yusef Lateef : re-visioning the geography of the blues --
Sunny Murray and the creation of time --
Ronald Shannon Jackson : journey to Africa without end --
Beyond the Americanization of Ooga Booga : charting the pathways of Afrocentric imagination.
Responsibility: by Norman C. Weinstein.

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In this ground-breaking study, poet and critic Norman Weinstein reveals a long-neglected thread running throughout jazz history, spotlighting Africa-inspired recordings of 13 major musicians.  Read more...

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