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Notes to make the sound come right : four innovators of jazz poetry

Author: T J Anderson
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2004.
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"In this book, T.J. Anderson, son of the brilliant composer, Thomas Anderson, Jr., asserts that jazz became in the twentieth century not only a way of revising old musical forms, such as spiritual and work song, but also a way of examining the African American social and cultural experience. He traces the growing history of jazz poetry and examines the work of four innovative and critically acclaimed African  Read more...
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Anderson, T.J., 1958-
Notes to make the sound come right.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607190504
Named Person: Nathaniel Mackey; Jayne Cortez; Stephen Jonas; Bob Kaufman
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T J Anderson
ISBN: 1557287694 9781557287694
OCLC Number: 54372117
Description: xi, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The jazz impulse in poetry --
Voices crossing over : a historical overview of jazz poetry --
Body and soul : Bob Kaufman's Golden sardine --
Now's the time : Stephen Jonas's Exercises for ear --
Hot house : Jayne Cortez and the music of illumination --
Interstellar space : Nathaniel Mackey's Musical weave --
Coda : the mixtery of jazz poetry.
Responsibility: T.J. Anderson III.
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"In this book, T.J. Anderson, son of the brilliant composer, Thomas Anderson, Jr., asserts that jazz became in the twentieth century not only a way of revising old musical forms, such as spiritual and work song, but also a way of examining the African American social and cultural experience. He traces the growing history of jazz poetry and examines the work of four innovative and critically acclaimed African American poets whose work is informed by a jazz aesthetic: Stephen Jonas (1925?-1970) and the unjustly overlooked Bob Kaufman (1925-1986), who have affinities with Beat poetry; Jayne Cortez (1936- ), whose work is rooted in surrealism; and the difficult and demanding Nathaniel Mackey (1947- ), who has links to the language writers. Each fashioned a significant and vibrant body of work that employs several of the key elements of jazz."--Jacket.

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How often does one find a scholar with almost equal passion for poetry and for jazz? T. J. Anderson is as much a discerning scholar as he is a sensitive poet, and has been able to articulate the Read more...

 
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