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Who can afford to improvise? : James Baldwin and black music, the lyric and the listeners

Author: Edward M Pavlic
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on unprecedented access to private correspondence, unpublished manuscripts and attuned to a musically inclined poet's skill in close listening, Who Can Afford to Improvise? retraces the full  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pavlic, Ed.
Who Can Afford to Improvise? : James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners.
Bronx : Fordham University Press, ©2015
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Pavlic
ISBN: 9780823268511 0823268519 9780823268504 0823268500
OCLC Number: 918511083
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front ; Contents; Introduction; "Not the country we're sitting in now"; Blues Constants, Jazz Changes; "Making words; Billie Holiday: Radical Lyricist; Dinah Washington's Blues and the Trans- Digressive Ocean; "But Amen is the price"; On Camden Row; Speechless in San Francisco; "In a way they must . . ."; "Shades cannot be fixed"; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ed Pavlic.

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Ed Pavlic's words have always heard the music and with Who Can Afford to Improvise?, he shows the exquisite ways that James Baldwin's words both heard the music and was the music itself. -- -Mark Read more...

 
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