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Beyond Jazz: Plink, Plonk and Scratch: The Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966-72 Kindle Edition

bookBeyond Jazz: Plink, Plonk and Scratch: The Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966-72 Kindle Edition

Author - Trevor Barre : web site
Size - 261 pages
Publisher: out of print, available on kindle
Language: English
ISBN-10: not known - out of print
ISBN-13: not known out of print

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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 7570 KB
Print Length: 295 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Improvmusic; 1 edition (20 May 2015)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray:Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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How did Free Improvisation, aka Free Music emerge? And how has this most arcane of musical forms survived so long and gained such loyal adherents? Trevor Barre seeks to answer these questions in Beyond Jazz, the first book solely devoted to the so-called ‘First Generation’ of Free improvisers. Beyond Jazz is an account of the genre’s formative London years. It retraces the road that led from the music’s emergence in late 1965/early 1966, through to its consolidation and acceptance as a serious ongoing musical form by 1972, an outcome that was by no means inevitable during the intervening years.

What people are saying about Beyond Jazz

“A well-written and thought-out book” Trevor Watts, co-founder of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, and soprano/alto improvising saxophonist

“... I haven't before read anything where you get a strong sense of human beings being involved in this music - both as listeners, players and others. ‎ I also like the subjective descriptions and reactions to the music. The only other place I came across that was in the old Music's magazine.” John jasnoch, Sheffield

“A significant addition to the literature on this subject which, after all, has been my life’s work” Evan Parker

...your work springs from an affection for your overall subject…it certainly adds to an understanding of this strange activity that some of us have gotten into. Players and listeners!” Eddie Prevost, co-founder of AMM, and author/improvising percussionist

“It is entirely fantastic. Very enjoyable and genuinely informed. I look forward to spreading the word” Thurston Moore, ex-member and co-founder of Sonic Youth, improvising musician.

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