Digging: the Afro-American soul of American classical music

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University of California Press,
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c2009.
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English
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"As a commentator on American music, and African American music in particular, Baraka occupies a unique niche. His intelligence, critical sense, passion, strong political stances, involvement with musicians and in the musical world, as well as in his community, give his work a quality unlike any other. As a reviewer and as someone inside the movement, he writes powerfully about music as few others can or do."--Steven L. Isoardi, author of Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles"Every jazz musician who has endured beyond changing fashions and warring cultures has had a signature sound. Amiri Baraka--from the very beginning of his challenging, fiery presence on the jazz scene--has brought probing light, between his off-putting thunderclaps, on what is indeed America's classical music. I sometimes disagree insistently with Amiri, and it's mutual; but when he gets past his parochial pyrotechnics, as in choruses in this book, he brings you into the life force of this music."--Nat Hentoff, author of The Jazz Life
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9780520257153
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