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    • This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture

    • The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America
    • By: Iain Anderson
    • Narrated by: Paul Steven Forrest
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Is Our Music, declared saxophonist Ornette Coleman's 1960 album title. But whose music was it? At various times during the 1950s and 1960s, musicians, critics, fans, politicians, and entrepreneurs claimed jazz as a national art form, an Afrocentric race music, an extension of modernist innovation in other genres, a music of mass consciousness, and the preserve of a cultural elite. This original and provocative book explores who makes decisions about the value of a cultural form and on what basis.

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    • By Norman on 03-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95