- Series: Global Academic Publishing
- Paperback: 574 pages
- Publisher: Global Academic Publishing; 3rd ed. edition (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1586842285
- ISBN-13: 978-1586842284
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.4 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,390,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I immediately recognized the value of his contribution to the contemporary musicology. His textbook is an example of Five Star authorship --Donald Byrd
Reading it was thus an intriguing journey for me and an immensely rewarding one. --Kofi Agawu, Professor of Music (Yale University)
About the Author
Karlton E. Hester, composer, flutist, and saxophonist, is Professor of Music and Director of “Jazz” Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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And as much as "jazz" is a celebration of the human spirit, it is steeped in a darkness which we have been reluctant to face; a darkness of racism, sexism, lies, and exploitation. Yet, it is that very darkness that has fueled so much of the "jazz" we now exalt. But without the full history and the complete story, we can never go beyond the past. To this point Dr. Hester has shone a light on the darkness, not with vengeance, but with integrity, discipline, and a list of distinguished "jazz" innovators. He exposes the controversy surrounding the ownership of "jazz", examines the evolution of African American music in the context of socio-cultural history, and highlights the roots of innovative `Black' music with greater clarity. Dr. Hester explains and links the integral forces in the ever evolving development of "jazz", because it is still not complete. As "jazz" evolves, so must the dialogue concerning the social, creative, and historical forces behind it.
BIGOTRY AND THE AFROENTRIC "Jazz" EVOLUTION by Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D. will liberate all who read it with an open mind, and most importantly, an open heart. A plus is the fact that Dr. Hester has visited the places that produced this exhilarating tradition we call "jazz" and he uses his findings to point the way to the future. This book is like a map, and to travel Dr. Hester's path and receive an enlightening education from a "jazz" musicologist, you have only to turn the pages and share his adventure.
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