Universal tonality : the life and music of William Parker /

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Duke University Press,, Durham, United States:, p.1 online resource (xi, 402 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00871620, (OCoLC)fst00897086, (OCoLC)fst00933892, (OCoLC)fst00982205, Biography., bisacsh, Composers, Composers., Double bassists, Double bassists., fast, Free jazz, Free jazz., History and criticism., Jazz musicians, Jazz musicians., MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz, United States


Description based on print version record.Includes bibliographical references and index.Part I. Origins. "Flowers Grow in My Room" : Realizing a Vision ; Enslavement and Resistance : From West Africa to the Carolinas to Harlem ; Struggle, Beauty, and Survival : Childhood in the South Bronx ; Consciousness : Art, Politics, and Self in the Mind of a Young Man -- Part II. Early Work. The Loft Scene : Art, Community, and Self-Determination ; "Music That Will Give People Hope" : Centering Dance Music with Patricia Nicholson -; "Music Is Supposed to Change People" : Working with Cecil Taylor -- Part III. Toward the Universal. "It Is the Job of the Artist to Incite Political Revolution" : In Order to Survive ; Into the Tone World : Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra ; Toward a Universal Sound : William Parker Quartet and Raining on the Moon ; Honoring the Elders : Tribute Projects and Other Bands ; All People Need Truth to Survive : Recent Work and Legacy."Jazz critic and historian Cisco Bradley tells the story of the life and music of bassist and composer William Parker, who for fifty years has been a monumental figure in free jazz."--