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Title
John Lewis and the challenge of "real" black music John Lewis and the challenge of "real" black music
Type
Text
Subject
Lewis, John, 1920-2001--Criticism and interpretation.
Modern Jazz Quartet.
African American jazz musicians--History and criticism.
Third stream (Music)--History and criticism.
Jazz--1941-1950--History and criticism.
Jazz--1951-1960--History and criticism.
Music and race--United States--History--20th century.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
music
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: ML410.L6245 C5 2016 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 781.65092 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2016027223
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
For critics and listeners, the reception of the 1950s jazz-classical hybrid Third Stream music has long been fraught. Christopher Coady explores the work ofone of the form's most vital practitioners, following Lewis from his role as an arranger for Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool sessions to his leadershipof the Modern Jazz Quartet, his tours of Europe, and his stewardship of the Lenox School of Jazz. Along the way Coady shows how Lewis's fusion works helped shore up a failing jazz industry in the wake of the 1940s big band decline, forging a new sound grounded in middle-class African American musical traditions. By taking into account the sociocultural milieu of the 1950s, Coady provides a wider context for understanding the music Lewis wrote for the Modern Jazz Quartet and sets up new ways of thinking about Cool Jazzand Third Stream music more broadly.
Authorized Access Point
Coady, Christopher, 1980- John Lewis and the challenge of "real" black music