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Spirits rejoice! : jazz and American religion / Jason C. Bivins.

Author/Creator:
Bivins, Jason, author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (388 p.)
Edition:
[First edition].
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Subjects:
Jazz -- Religious aspects -- United States.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is the first comprehensive comparative study of religions in the history of American jazz, and of jazz's contributions to American religions. Going beyond extant biographical studies of individual exemplars, or cursory attention to either 'spirituality' or jazz in the civil rights movement, the book argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that attention to jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history.
Contents:
""Cover ""; ""Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion ""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Part I ""; ""Chapter 1: First Meditations 1 ""; ""Jazz Death ""; ""Sounds Religious ""; ""“A Dirty Word� ""; ""Listen with All Your Might!� 50 ""; ""The Chart ""; ""A Mind of Music ""; ""Chapter 2: Procession of the Great Ancestry: Traditions Jazz and Religious ""; ""“A Definite Beat!� ""; ""Late for the World: Albert Ayler ""; ""Set the Record Straight: Charles Gayle ""; ""Truth Has Come: Islam and Jazz ""; ""Into the Unknown: Buddhism and Jazz ""
""Come Sunday: Duke Ellington """"This Song of Pain and Sorrow: John Carter ""; ""Wynton Marsalis: A Coda ""; ""Chapter 4: Urban Magic: Jazz Communitarianism ""; ""A Place for Us ""; ""“Survival Is Your Only Defense� ""; ""“The AACM Was My Denomination� ""; ""An Act of Giving: The Black Artists Group ""; ""The Giant Has Awakened: The UGMAA ""; ""Cleaning the Mirror: The Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church ""; ""Truth on Your Instrument: Alice Coltrane�s Ashram ""; ""Pause. And Begin Again. ""; ""Part II""; ""Chapter 5: The Magic of Juju: Improvising Ritual ""
""Hidden in His Music: Duke Ellington """"Mary Lou�s Mass ""; ""The Drum Is Magic: Afro-Cuban Jazz ""; ""Play the Mountain: Steve Coleman ""; ""The Machine Contracts: The Art Ensemble of Chicago ""; ""One on One: Milford Graves ""; ""Becometh Fissional Construct: Cecil Taylor 217 ""; ""Chapter 6: The Tao of Mad Phat: Jazz Meditaion and Mysticism ""; ""Let the Thing Happen: Meditation ""; ""The Next Pregnant Second: Indeterminate Relations ""; ""Small Little Gods: Overwhelmed by Presence ""; ""Fire Being Sound: Mysticism ""
""Chapter 7: Other Planes of There: Jazz Cosmologies and Metaphysis """"“Space Church�: Ornette Coleman and Harmolodics ""; ""The Horizontal Man: George Russell and the Lydian Chromatic Concept ""; ""A Super Highway to the Cosmics: Anthony Braxton�s Tri-Axium System ""; ""Another Dimension in Music: Wadada Leo Smith�s Ankhrasmation ""; ""“One Organ of Total Comprehension� ""; ""Chapter 8: “Spirits Rejoice!�: Beyond ""Religion"" ""; ""The Reality of the Sweating Brow ""; ""Something Clean, Sparkling, Elusive ""; ""Repeat This Mystery ""; ""Notes ""; ""Chapter 1 ""
""Chapter 2 ""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-023093-2
0-19-023094-0
0-19-023092-4
OCLC:
922973112